Who do you think will win the Croatia Open 2014 - ITTF World Tour?

  • Yuto Muramatsu

    Votes: 6 42.9%
  • Abdel-Kader Salifou

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Maharu Yoshimura

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ricardo Walther

    Votes: 4 28.6%
  • Masaki Yoshida

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • Pavel Platonov

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Fedor Kuzmin

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Romain Lorentz

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jeremy Petiot

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other (Post Below)

    Votes: 2 14.3%

  • Total voters
    14
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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.

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


Men's Singles Seeds

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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

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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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Read 6 reviews
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 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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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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