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      Croatia Open 2014 - ITTF World Tour

      GAC Group 2014 ITTF World Tour, Croatia (Zagreb) Open (Challenge),21 May 2014 - 24 May 2014, Zagreb, Croatia

      This week will see 2 World Tour events, the Croatian Open and the Australian Open which are both Challenge Series.

      Total number of entries so far is: 204

      Main Draw

      Men's Singles
      Women's Singles
      Men's Singles (Qual Groups)
      Women's Singles (Qual Groups)

      Live matches from the Croatian Open can be watched in the ITTF Live Streaming which has playback on demand with integrated chat!

      Japan's Yuto Muramatsu the World #83 has entered the Croatian Open as the #1 seed.


      Yuto Muramatsu no.1 seed - Photo by: Remy Gros


      Men's Singles Seeds


      Germany's Ricardo Walther enters the tournament as the #4 seed - Photo by: ttbl.de

      01) Yuto Muramatsu
      02) Abdel-Kader Salifou
      03) Maharu Yoshimura
      04) Ricardo Walther
      05) Masaki Yoshida
      06) Pavel Platonov
      07) Fedor Kuzmin
      08) Romain Lorentz
      09) Jeremy Petiot
      10) Benjamin Brossier
      11) Michal Obeslo
      12) Benedikt Duda
      13) Jakub Dyjas
      14) Marcos Madrid
      15) Hunor Szocs
      16) Tomislav Pucar

      For full Men's entries click here.


      Women Singles Seeds


      Georgina Pota enters the tournament as the #1 seed - Photo by: Alex Lomaev

      01) Georgina Pota
      02) Yuka Ishigaki
      03) Sofia Polcanova
      04) Iveta Vacenovska
      05) Misako Wakamiya
      06) Amelie Solja
      07) Xiaoxin Yang
      08) Camelia Postoaca
      09) Yana Noskova
      10) Szandra Pergel
      11) Polina Mikhailova
      12) Barbora Balazova
      13) Haruka Sakai
      14) Britt Eerland
      15) Ana-Maria Erdelji
      16) Yuan Tian

      For full Women's entries click here.

      Live matches from the Croatian Open can be watched in the ITTF Live Streaming which has playback on demand with integrated chat!

      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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      Quote Originally Posted by TableTennisDaily View Post
      01) Yuto Muramatsu
      02) Abdel-Kader Salifou
      03) Maharu Yoshimura
      04) Ricardo Walther
      05) Masaki Yoshida
      06) Pavel Platonov
      07) Fedor Kuzmin
      08) Romain Lorentz
      09) Jeremy Petiot
      10) Benjamin Brossier
      11) Michal Obeslo
      12) Benedikt Duda
      13) Jakub Dyjas
      14) Marcos Madrid
      15) Hunor Szocs
      16) Tomislav Pucar
      I don't know most of the people on this list. Why don't many people play these?

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      I don't know why, but Gacina, Ruiwu, Tosic and Kolarek are not playing, but they were on the list before..

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      Q. Group
      Alexandre Robinot Vs Alexader Chen


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      Quote Originally Posted by MrThePortal View Post
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      I am just wondering, aren't serves of both players ilegal?
      Robinot barely throws the ball up, and Chen throws the ball towards himself. And aditionally they are both very late with the hand removal before the contact?
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      Quote Originally Posted by mistreaver View Post
      I am just wondering, aren't serves of both players ilegal?
      Robinot barely throws the ball up, and Chen throws the ball towards himself. And aditionally they are both very late with the hand removal before the contact?
      Today all young players are trying to hide their serves different ways, but if umpire is strict he can warn them to throw the ball straight or to remove their left hand earlier. But they just don't care here.

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      Just got back from Zagreb. Might as well share a few photos. And a video.

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      (Table tennis inside the hockey rink. Only in Croatia. )

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      The venue actually looks great

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      Quote Originally Posted by dici View Post
      The venue actually looks great
      Yeah, but it's way too big for an event like this. It felt so... Desolate and quiet.

      If you ask me, they should have held it in hall number two, where they held the 2002 ETTC.

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      Wow, what a finale! Ricardo Walther showed fantastic mental strength!

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      I am really sorry that in Croatia there is no interest for table tennis. I've heard that there were only few spectators, and they even called our coach and invited us to come on ifnals day, but no one was interested because our best players didn't play in this event.. Very sad

      Btw, Richardo had my vote!! Congratulations to him.

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      I agree, the sadest part was the fact that the entry was completely free. The final was reasonably visited (let's say 200 spectators) but only because there were some games and prizes afterwards, and everyone in the hall was somehow connected with tabel tennis. On the other days it was piece and quiet, and there were more Japanese and French people in the hall, then Croatians.
      I don't know the reason why top seeded Croatian players like Gacina, Tan Ruiwu, Tosic and Kolarek canceled in last minute. I've heard different stories, from the fact that they have club obligations (namely, Kolarek in Poland), to the fact that they are keeping their WR (especially Gacina who would drop a few spots in case of not winning the tournament), and there were also rumours they refused to play since national federation refused to sponsor their participation. I repeat, these are only rumours, but if even half of them were true it would make me real sad and it's really a shame that Croatia's best players refuse to participate in promotion of the sport in their country.

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      gacina felt exhausted, sickly and not in any form to perform, so he withdrew. the money reasons are just rumors and shouldn't be taken seriously.
      Last edited by izra; 05-25-2014 at 02:28 PM.

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