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View Poll Results: Who do you think will win the Kuwait Open 2014 - ITTF World Tour?

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  • Fan Zhendong

    101 47.20%
  • Yan An

    36 16.82%
  • Chaung Chih Yuan

    3 1.40%
  • Jun Mizutani

    21 9.81%
  • Marcos Freitas

    21 9.81%
  • Zhou Yu

    7 3.27%
  • Koki Niwa

    2 0.93%
  • Joo Se Hyuk

    14 6.54%
  • Gao Ning

    1 0.47%
  • Other (Post Below)

    8 3.74%
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    Men's Singles Round Of 16 Results:

    Fan Zhendong vs Liang Jingkun ----- 4:1 (11:3, 13:15, 11:9, 11:8, 11:6)
    Wong Chun Ting vs Kenta Matsudaira 4:1 (12:10, 11:7, 8:11, 12:10, 11:3)
    Zhou Yu vs Tang Peng ------------- 4:2 (11:7, 11:5, 10:12, 11:4, 8:11, 11:7)
    Gao Ning vs Jun Mizutani ----------- 2:4 (8:11, 11:8, 14:12, 10:12, 7:11, 6:11)
    Robert Gardos vs Patrick Franziska -- 1:4 (5:11, 11:5, 5:11, 11:13, 6:11)
    Kim Minseok vs Masato Shiono ------ 4:0 (11:6, 11:3, 11:7, 11:9)
    Marcos Freitas vs Bastin Steger ----- 4:1 (11:13, 11:5, 11:7, 11:8, 13:11)
    Patrik Baum vs Yan An -------------- 0:4 (8:11, 6:11, 9:11, 4:11)


    Men's Singles Quarter-Final Matches:

    Fan Zhendong vs Wong Chun Ting (19:30)
    Zhou Yu vs Jun Mizutani --------- (19:30)
    Patrick Franziska vs Kim Minseok - (20:15)
    Marcos Freitas vs Yan An -------- (20:15)

    NOTE:
    Men's singles quarter-final matches will be tonight. All the times are in local time (+3GMT).
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    #22
    The commentator is a frigging joke, only tells the score and keeps silent most of the time. Couldn't have they found someone who actually knows a thing or two about table tennis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M51
    The commentator is a frigging joke, only tells the score and keeps silent most of the time. Couldn't have they found someone who actually knows a thing or two about table tennis?
    ITTF needs to find a good couch to be the commentator. He can analyse the tactic and techniques of players. I don't think it is hard to find someone like that.
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    ITTF needs to find a good couch to be the commentator.
    Yeah, IKEA seems like a good place to start looking.

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    better no commentator than bad one

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    Men's Singles Quarter-Final Results:

    Fan Zhendong vs Wong Chun Ting 4:1 (11:5, 15:13, 11:9, 12:14, 11:5)
    Zhou Yu vs Jun Mizutani --------- 4:1 (11:7, 8:11, 11:4, 16:14, 11:4)
    Patrick Franziska vs Kim Minseok - 0:4 (9:11, 9:11, 6:11, 6:11)
    Marcos Freitas vs Yan An -------- 0:4 (9:11, 2:11, 8:11, 8:11)

    Men's Single Semi-Final Matches:

    Fan Zhendong vs Zhou Yu (12:00)
    Kim Minseok vs Yan An --- (12:45)

    NOTE:
    Men's singles semi-final matches will be tomorrow. All the times are in local time (+3GMT).

    Looking forward to semi-final matches! I think Fan Zhendong and Yan An will get into the final. Final matche will be on 16:45 local time (+3GMT).
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    #27
    Wong Chun Ting fought so well against FZD. He got chances to win the 2nd and 3rd game! Looking forward to his performance in Qatar later this week

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    Kim Minseok is the defender's Bane. See how he handled Shiono? He was all relaxed and so sure of the spins. Shiono really had no chance and he knew it. At least 4 service faults from Shiono.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iczy
    Kim Minseok is the defender's Bane. See how he handled Shiono? He was all relaxed and so sure of the spins. Shiono really had no chance and he knew it. At least 4 service faults from Shiono.
    That was a clinic on how to defeat a chopper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iczy
    Kim Minseok is the defender's Bane. See how he handled Shiono? He was all relaxed and so sure of the spins. Shiono really had no chance and he knew it. At least 4 service faults from Shiono.
    Korea has one of the best defender, Joo to train with him. I don't think Kim will has any hard time >.>

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    What a great way to try out my new 47" TV. Kuwait semis on eurosport hd :-)

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    FZD too strong for ZY, exiting final FZD - YA

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    Yan An played very good against Kim. He is doing to win the final.
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    oh damn, read the score wrong.... Kasumi lost >.>
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    Fan Zhendong won against Yan An 4:1 (11:7, 11:7, 13:15, 11:3, 11:8). Congratulations to him.
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    Fan Zhendong is freakin' amazing.

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    FZD: currently the best U21 year old in the world?

    Haven't seen all of FZD's matches from Kuwait yet but in the semi-final against Zhou Yu and final against Yan An the quality of his shots and the speed and relative consistency (given the strong spin and speed of topspins he is countering) from FZD was unbelievable, I can only see Ma Long and Zhang Jike been better than him (currently) and even then it's pretty clear to me that on any given day he would already be a serious threat to both. I can already foresee that in 2016 FZD will be one of the two selected from the CNT for the Olympics in Rio at age 20??

    I know thats a big call, but age, hard work and talent seems to be all on the right side for this amazing player. Unless the new ITTF ball changes gameplay greatly...

    I really hope he fulfills his complete potential, watch out Zhang Jike, Ma Long and Xu Xin (all currently ranked higher than FZD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaZZ
    Haven't seen all of FZD's matches from Kuwait yet but in the semi-final against Zhou Yu and final against Yan An the quality of his shots and the speed and relative consistency (given the strong spin and speed of topspins he is countering) from FZD was unbelievable, I can only see Ma Long and Zhang Jike been better than him (currently) and even then it's pretty clear to me that on any given day he would already be a serious threat to both. I can already foresee that in 2016 FZD will be one of the two selected from the CNT for the Olympics in Rio at age 20?? I know thats a big call, but age, hard work and talent seems to be all on the right side for this amazing player. Unless the new ITTF ball changes gameplay greatly...I really hope he fulfills his complete potential, watch out Zhang Jike, Ma Long and Xu Xin (all currently ranked higher than FZD)
    If Fan Zhendong wants to be in the 2016 Olympic Games singles event he must be ranked #1 or #2 after 2015 WTTC in the world ranking. He is currently #4 in the wold ranking. Zhang Jike, Xu Xin and Ma Long are in top 3. He should do his best if he wants to be in 2016 OG. It's highly unlikely. Most likely Zhang Jike and Ma Long will qualify for men's singles event.
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    I actually think that this is not that unlikely. He is really improving very fast. FZD's biggest problem till now was that in open rallies against ML and ZJ he lacked the power to really come through. In the recent match against Yan An he has proven that he is now able to really excel in the open rallies

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