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      T2 Diamond 2019 | Malaysia

      T2 is back and this year it’s the bigger than ever. The world’s very best players will take to the stage this time round, its going to be explosive with new rules, formats and lots more! The top 16 men and women from the ITTF World Tour rankings have qualified for this event. There are 3 events with the first one kicking off next week in Malaysia from the 18th-21st July. ITTF World Ranking points are at stake as players battle their way to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualification.

      LIVE STREAMING - Quarter Finals



      The rules are different at T2 Diamond, players will compete against the clock instead of just against each other. If nobody has won within the first 24 minutes, the match enters the FAST 5. All games in the FAST 5 Zone are played to 5 points rather than 11.

      Lets get this topic started!


      Men's Singles Seeds


      Ma Long enters the T2 Diamond Malaysia as the no.1 seed - Photo by: ITTF Flickr

      01) Ma Long
      02) Lin Gaoyuan
      03) Xu Xin
      04) Tomokazu Harimoto
      05) Mattias Falck
      06) Liang Jingkun
      07) Fan Zhendong
      08) Timo Boll
      09) Jun Mizutani
      10) Wong Chun Ting
      11) Lin Yun Ju
      12) Wang Chuqin
      13) Patrick Franziska
      14) Hugo Calderano
      15) Koki Niwa
      16) Dimitrij Ovtcharov



      Women's Singles


      Wang Manyu enters the T2 Diamond Malaysia as the no.1 seed - Photo by: ITTF Flickr

      01) Wang Manyu
      02) Chen Meng
      03) Liu Shiwen
      04) Zhu Yuling
      05) Ding Ning
      06) Mima Ito
      07) Sun Yingsha
      08) Feng Tianwei
      09) Cheng I Ching
      10) Miu Hirano
      11) Chen Zhu Yu
      12) Doo Hoi Kem
      13) Sofia Polcanova
      14) Bernadette Szocs
      15) Kasumi Ishikawa
      16) Miyu Kato



      Here we go table tennis World, lets discuss this incredible, unique event, what a line up!

      A fantastic event to follow, be sure to get involved on the TTD discussions.We can use this thread as a means to display all the latest results, videos and news from this spectacular World Tour event! What are your predictions from each event.

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      stupid rules.
      stupid tournament

      why not let they play Sandpaper, or TTX instead ?

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      What happens if a player is 3-1 up in sets and then the 24 minutes has ended, the match goes into the fast 5? It's not very fair for the player leading 3-1 in sets if then the match is decided on first player to 5 points. Is this right?

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      I liked what I saw last year’s T2.

      Yes, the rules are different and might intoduce another level of tension.

      Let’s see. Will there be teams lead by star players again?

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      Quote Originally Posted by TTstyle View Post
      What happens if a player is 3-1 up in sets and then the 24 minutes has ended, the match goes into the fast 5? It's not very fair for the player leading 3-1 in sets if then the match is decided on first player to 5 points. Is this right?
      That is the strategy I would use vs a CNT member, stall the match until the 24 minutes has passed.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TTstyle View Post
      What happens if a player is 3-1 up in sets and then the 24 minutes has ended, the match goes into the fast 5? It's not very fair for the player leading 3-1 in sets if then the match is decided on first player to 5 points. Is this right?
      Going from what little I've seen from the last T2, only games are to 5. You still have to win enough of these games to 5 to win a whole match.

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      It's going to be interesting to see how the CNT players deal with this style of game.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Zaid323918 View Post
      It's going to be interesting to see how the CNT players deal with this style of game.
      Yeah we will know after this first event how it will go. I feel like the high risk players like Ovtcharov and Hugo can do well in this environment.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Takkyu_wa_inochi View Post
      stupid rules.
      stupid tournament

      why not let they play Sandpaper, or TTX instead ?
      Yet stinkin' rich and ranking-influential - exactly a tournament for the privileged.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TTstyle View Post
      What happens if a player is 3-1 up in sets and then the 24 minutes has ended, the match goes into the fast 5? It's not very fair for the player leading 3-1 in sets if then the match is decided on first player to 5 points. Is this right?
      Kinda like the expedite rule that kicks in after 10 minutes of play for a game, which remains active until the end of the match.

      https://t2apac.com/t2-content/upload...rmat_FINAL.pdf
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      1. Best of 7 games; Match ends when one player wins 4 games.
      2. All games that commence before the 24th minute of play will be played to 11 points(no 2-pointdifference).
      3. If, at the 24th minute of play, neither player has won 4 games, then the Match enters a “play-off game”
        a. “The play-off” game is played to 5 points (no 2-point difference).
        a) All remaining games that commence after the 24th minute of play are played as play-off games.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Loopadoop View Post
      That is the strategy I would use vs a CNT member, stall the match until the 24 minutes has passed.
      I could try to stall, but I somehow doubt that any CNT member will let me stall anything. 24 minutes is a long time to stall, if everything you do gets killed or spent at the 2nd ball already.

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      The time might make players be more aggressive and attacking

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      What's the advantage of a "playoff" vs a regular best 4 of 7?

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      Question to the experts on the second Diamond ....

      Points for the second Diamond will be charged separately from those already received and recorded in the first Diamond?
      Will the results of Bulgaria and the Czech Republic be included for the second Diamond?

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      Quote Originally Posted by hleett View Post
      What's the advantage of a "playoff" vs a regular best 4 of 7?
      Upsets are more likely to happen. A run of points early on and you're doomed. This encourages high-risk play. A Korean player who steps around like that-mad-Korean-hammering-those-W968s can be very dangerous. All he needs is 5 points.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Vlad Celler View Post
      Question to the experts on the second Diamond ....

      Points for the second Diamond will be charged separately from those already received and recorded in the first Diamond?
      Will the results of Bulgaria and the Czech Republic be included for the second Diamond?
      Cut off date for 2nd T2 is July 15.
      Points for the 2nd T2 will be added to those from the first one.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Tempest/Comet View Post
      Cut off date for 2nd T2 is July 15.
      Points for the 2nd T2 will be added to those from the first one.
      Thank you very much !

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      Quote Originally Posted by hleett View Post
      What's the advantage of a "playoff" vs a regular best 4 of 7?
      A time limit and increasing suspense as the hands of the clock move towards "sudden death" type games.

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      Time for Fan Zhendong to shine

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      It's been a disastrous year for him so far!!! Hope he can make a come back.

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