Who do you think will win the German Open 2018?

  • Dimitrij Ovtcharov

    Votes: 4 4.1%
  • Timo Boll

    Votes: 7 7.1%
  • Xu Xin

    Votes: 8 8.2%
  • Koki Niwa

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ma Long

    Votes: 77 78.6%
  • Wong Chun Ting

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Simon Gauzy

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Tomokazu Harimoto

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Marcos Freitas

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Other (Post Below)

    Votes: 1 1.0%

  • Total voters
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I am completely baffled by all the faults...I didn’t see him hiding the serve, I didn’t see him tossing it diagonally towards him like, say, FZD does...I’m completely confused. Do these referees know the rules? Apparently it was so bad even moregaard felt bad and both reverted to only backhand serves in game 2? Bizarre. Was anyone there at the matches that found out any explanation?
 
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I am completely baffled by all the faults...I didn’t see him hiding the serve, I didn’t see him tossing it diagonally towards him like, say, FZD does...I’m completely confused. Do these referees know the rules? Apparently it was so bad even moregaard felt bad and both reverted to only backhand serves in game 2? Bizarre. Was anyone there at the matches that found out any explanation?

When the lady calls the fault, it is the first time you see him serving facing us, and it is pretty obvious the ball disappears, though it didn't bother Truls as much as the calls.
 
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When the lady calls the fault, it is the first time you see him serving facing us, and it is pretty obvious the ball disappears, though it didn't bother Truls as much as the calls.

with no particular affinity to either player, I watched the rest of the match...I wonder why none of truls’ Tosses that were virtually horizontal in nature, directly back towards him were not ever called, or even warned. Of all the serves between both players, I found those significantly more egregious than any of seyfriends serves.
 
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with no particular affinity to either player, I watched the rest of the match...I wonder why none of truls’ Tosses that were virtually horizontal in nature, directly back towards him were not ever called, or even warned. Of all the serves between both players, I found those significantly more egregious than any of seyfriends serves.
That's a reasonable point. The one thing I have never found is any feeling that Truls hides his serves. But violations are violations and the rules are so inconsistently applied that all kinds of arguments over right and wrong are inevitable.
 
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Once again ITTF is restricting its match stream to the USA. It sold the rights to some matches to
turner Sports which is neither telecasting nor streaming them. Is this the way ITTF hopes to promote TT in the USA?
 
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