JTTA: Selection System to be Revamped for Paris 2024

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Tリーグ、4期連続の黒字の見通しを坂井一也理事長が公表
https://world-tt.com/blog/news/archives/185133
tickets are quite expensive. but attendance is rather high despite that. they also seem to sell a lot of goods (shirts etc..). and people pay to watch on Amazon TV etc...
 
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It's stated "several tens of million yens" of profit. Suppose ¥30 to 40 million, that's roughly US$200,000-300,000. Not too shabby.
 
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It's stated "several tens of million yens" of profit. Suppose ¥30 to 40 million, that's roughly US$200,000-300,000. Not too shabby.
i think this is a topic not many forum users have the knowledge or interest of discussing.

I wonder what other league is so/more profitable?

ie, German, French, Russian (before the war)? etc

for over a decade, I have been saying that TT needs to be club model and go away with ITTF or the overloading WTT (no more time for club if you onboard WTT)

I feel that club model = leagues, are the cornerstone to make table tennis tier 1.
The same applies to many team sports where the sport might not have money, but the audience is large and kids are driven to be the next super star

leagues is also where there is huge numbers of players,
so 5 to 8 per team, 10 to 20 teams per division, that is 50 to 160 players.
Then how many divisions you get? and then how many countries.
We are talking 1000s of players if not 10s of thousands that have the opportunity, compared to that of WTT (which isn't making money for 99.99% of the players taking part)

I also think it is easily to be a fan/follow of a club than a country.

Ie. Do you have more ManU or Arsenal fans than England?
same with Real Madrid/Barcelona than Spain.

I think with sports, we have seen that clubs/leagues has more success than countries in term of value and goods sold.

The only problem I see for ITTF is that they would loose a lot of control, and money.
 
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WTT CT Mendoza 2024 and WTT CS Chongqing 2024 added since 3/6. Only 4 stops to go after Zagreb. What cracks me up the most here is SYB. Just how desperate is she? She is avoiding everyone within the top 10 and going to Lagos whereas the others are all heading for Tunis. Unexpectedly, Hirano and Kihara will skip Tunis.

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7-17 Singapore Smash 2024
27-31 WTT CS Incheon 2024

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15-21 World Cup 2024

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1-11 Saudi Smash 2024
20-26 WTT CT Taiyuan 2024
20-26 WTT CT Rio de Janeiro 2024
27-2 WTT CT Mendoza 2024
30-3 WTT CS Chongqing 2024

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3-9 WTT CT Zagreb 2024
11-16 WTT SCT Ljubljana 2024
17-23 WTT CT Lagos 2024
24-30 WTT CT Tunis 2024

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2-7 WTT SCT Bangkok 2024
26-11 Paris 2024

 
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WTT CT Mendoza 2024 and WTT CS Chongqing 2024 added since 3/6. Only 4 stops to go after Zagreb. What cracks me up the most here is SYB. Just how desperate is she? She is avoiding everyone within the top 10 and going to Lagos whereas the others are all heading for Tunis. Unexpectedly, Hirano and Kihara will skip Tunis.

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7-17 Singapore Smash 2024
27-31 WTT CS Incheon 2024

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15-21 World Cup 2024

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1-11 Saudi Smash 2024
20-26 WTT CT Taiyuan 2024
20-26 WTT CT Rio de Janeiro 2024
27-2 WTT CT Mendoza 2024
30-3 WTT CS Chongqing 2024

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3-9 WTT CT Zagreb 2024
11-16 WTT SCT Ljubljana 2024
17-23 WTT CT Lagos 2024
24-30 WTT CT Tunis 2024

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2-7 WTT SCT Bangkok 2024
26-11 Paris 2024
Isn't Shin the defending champion in Lagos?
 
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Selection trial for ATTC 2024 and Asian Continental Qualification for WTTC 2025, 2024/6/20-21
https://jtta.or.jp/tour/25502
https://jtta.s3.ap-northeast-1.amaz...ajia_2025world_selection_criteria_0408ver.pdf

Ito's name is not there, which means she intends to get her spot through WR. Hayata, Hirano and Harimoto get automatically selected because of Paris 2024. The 4th spot goes to the winner of the selection trial. The 5th spot goes to the next highest WR. Kihara and Nagasaki gotta work harder or only 1 of them will get to go.

Oh, I've forgotten to post the selection criteria for ATTC 2024 and WTTC 2025. Ito will have to play the selection trial in June unless she becomes the top ranked JNT player around mid August or early September. 佢都有今日。LOL

https://jtta.s3.ap-northeast-1.amaz...ajia_2025world_selection_criteria_0209ver.pdf
 
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Remaining schedule for the Japanese players before the Paris Olympics:

TournamentDateMale PlayersFemale Players
Contender ZagrebJune 3-9Harimoto
Togami
Matsushima
Shinozuka
Hayata
Harimoto
Ito
Hirano
Kihara
Odo
Yokoi
Star Contender LjubljanaJune 11-16Harimoto
Togami
Matsushima
Shinozuka
Oikawa
Hayata
Harimoto
Ito
Hirano
Kihara
Nagasaki
Contender TunisJune 25-30Harimoto
Togami
Yoshimura
Matsushima
Tanaka
Oikawa
Yoshiyama
Uda
Hayata
Harimoto
Nagasaki
Mori
Sasao
Yokoi
Kimura
Star Contender BangkokJuly 2-7Harimoto
Togami
Yoshimura
Matsushima
Shinozuka
Tanaka
Uda
Aida
Hayata
Harimoto
Ito
Hirano
Kihara
Nagasaki
Sasao
Sato
Hashimoto
Shibata
Harimoto, Togami and Hayata compete in matches over a span of 49 days, traveling from Japan to Brazil, then to China, Croatia, Slovenia, Tunisia, and finally Thailand. We can only hope that they do not become completely exhausted both physically and mentally.
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Is it just me or is Ito trying to sabotage Hirano here?
 
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WTT CT Zagreb 2024
WS R16
Ito 2-3 Pavade (5, 9, -10, -6, -6)
G3 93, 96, 106, 1012

Déjà vu. How many times has this happened?

Congratulations to Hayata for securing the Olympic WS bronze today!

WS R6/R16
Odo 0-4 Hirano
G1 79, 99, 1110, 1113
G2 58, 78, 79, 89, 811
G3 24 TO for Odo, 34, 35, 45, 46, 56, 57, 59, 69, 610, 810,811
G4 16, 26, 28, 29 endline edge for Hirano, 39, 310, 410, 411

Ito 1-0 -> 1-1 -> 3-1 -> 3-4 Kimura
G2 93?, 97 TO for Ito, 99, 109, 1011, 1111, 1113
G3 87, 117
G4 40, 41, 51, 52, 63, 65, 95, 96, 106, 108, 118
G5 20, 21, 31, 34, 54, 55, 66, 76, 77, 87 Kimura served off the table and TO, 88, 98, 1012
G6 20, 22, 32, 33, 73, 75, 85, 89, 99 slight net for Ito led to a popup, 911
G7 02 slight net for Kimura, 05 slight net for Kimura, 06 BH corner edge for Kimura, 07, 27, 29, 39, 310, 710, 711

Hashimoto 1-0 -> 1-2 -> 2-2 -> 2-4 Harimoto
G2 86, 1113
G4 72, 92, 97 TO for Hashimoto, 98, 118
G5 28, 48, 49, 59,
G6 21, 41, 44, 54, 55, 75, 77, 87, 88, 810, 910, 911

Hayata 4-1 Shibata
Namba 2-4 Nagasaki
Sato 1-4 赤江 夏星/AKAE Kaho
Yokoi 4-2 枝廣 瞳/EDAHIRO Hitomi
成本綾海/NARUMOTO Ayami 1-4 Kihara
 
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JTTA: Lucky for us that Ito won't be playing at Paris 2024.

Kihara and Nagasaki for ATTC 2024 and WTTC 2025!
 
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Had to make the post below during WTT CT Taiyuan 2024 after seeing it. Now it comes in handy. When someone stops in the middle of a training session to "admire" her rival, that means her mindset is messed up and not where it should be, as Miwa has come to understand recently. As long as Ito doesn't get SYS off her mind, she won't recover and more and more players will be able to break through her. Hirano fell into that psychological trap after ATTC 2017 and it cost her the WS for Tokyo 2020. Same for Ito here but she hardly has anyone to help her now.

https://www.tabletennisdaily.com/fo...-be-revamped-for-paris-2024.24977/post-462274
 
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Both threads were started by the same Tieba user and the one on Pavade was several hours ahead of Ito's defeat. Some are surprised Pavade is ethnic Indian...

帕瓦德17年的采访 (Pavade's interview from 2017)
https://tieba.baidu.com/p/9044345283
静心观赛 当时她想的是参加巴黎,没想到提前打了东京 (At that time, she was thinking of participating in Paris, but she didn't expect to play in Tokyo in advance)
IP属地:重庆来自Android客户端1楼2024-06-07 16:02回复

伊藤真的走远了 (Ito is truly done for)
https://tieba.baidu.com/p/9044753398
静心观赛 日乒选美和没选错 (JNT was right to pick Miwa)
IP属地:重庆来自Android客户端1楼2024-06-07 22:12回复

巴拉巴拉小猪 打的太随意了 (Played casually too much)
IP属地:辽宁来自iPhone客户端4楼2024-06-07 22:15回复
巴拉巴拉小猪 如果排名掉下去,可能多哈都没名额了 (If her WR drops, her spot for Doha could be gone)
IP属地:辽宁来自iPhone客户端5楼2024-06-07 22:16回复

陈唯七 她奥运金银铜都有了,也不遗憾了。她才23岁,掉得太快了 (She has gold, silver and bronze medals in the Olympics, so no regrets. She is only 23 years old, but her decline is too fast)
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亞達姆 真的是日本女主力的屈辱 迷馬你真的是…… (No doubt the humiliation of the Japanese core players. Mima, you are really...)
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Obligatory 5ch comments.

https://mao.5ch.net/test/read.cgi/pingpong/1717699308
0039名無しQ(・∀・)ノ゜サァン!!
2024/06/07(金) 22:56:20.27ID:VFRpGl90
集中切らした瞬間やられたな
She was defeated the moment she lost concentration
0040名無しQ(・∀・)ノ゜サァン!!
2024/06/07(金) 23:02:19.39ID:dAzQ9zOr
伊藤の集中力が切れたんじゃなくて普通にパパドに対応されただけでしょ
It wasn't that Ito lost concentration, she was just dealt with normally by Pavade
0041名無しQ(・∀・)ノ゜サァン!!
2024/06/07(金) 23:03:11.89ID:VFRpGl90
そういやパバデってED相手にマッチポイントまでいってたっけ
Now that I think about it, Pavade went all the way to match point against ED [Yidi]

0043名無しQ(・∀・)ノ゜サァン!!
2024/06/07(金) 23:10:22.54ID:VFRpGl90
2-0の10-6からの大逆転負けかよ
A big comeback loss after 2-0 and 10-6?
0044名無しQ(・∀・)ノ゜サァン!!
2024/06/07(金) 23:10:25.14ID:dAzQ9zOr
伊藤は今やワンエイミーやスターシニーにも勝てなくなったし中国勢以外にも対策完了済みって感じやな
Ito can't beat Wang Amy or Suthasini anymore, so it seems like they've already taken measures against players other than the Chinese
0045名無しQ(・∀・)ノ゜サァン!!
2024/06/07(金) 23:10:45.09ID:LToaP2cX
伊藤死ね
Die, Ito!

047名無しQ(・∀・)ノ゜サァン!!
2024/06/07(金) 23:17:21.61ID:4/6f+fTL
それと伊藤はこれまで散々カモにしてきたヨーロッパ勢にも足掬われ出してもうオワコンなのかね
Also, Ito has been swept away so much by European teams that she has been toying with up until now, so maybe she is past her prime?
0048名無しQ(・∀・)ノ゜サァン!!
2024/06/07(金) 23:19:42.09ID:t/dhNLws
たまにはでいいので木原のことも思い出してあげてくださ
Please remember Kihara once in a while

https://mao.5ch.net/test/read.cgi/pingpong/1717698048
0038名無しQ(・∀・)ノ゜サァン!!
2024/06/07(金) 23:05:39.41ID:7QEO3CQq
平野と張本は五輪辞退しろよ
張本なんか日本人ですらないし
Hirano and Harimoto should withdraw from the Olympics
Harimoto isn't even Japanese

0039名無しQ(・∀・)ノ゜サァン!!
2024/06/07(金) 23:06:07.01ID:jx2rDgdP
伊藤がなかなか先手を取れないな
Ito is having a hard time taking the initiative
0040名無しQ(・∀・)ノ゜サァン!!
2024/06/07(金) 23:06:43.33ID:hzcWFiT8
伊藤ちゃん危うし
Ito-chan is in danger
0041名無しQ(・∀・)ノ゜サァン!!
2024/06/07(金) 23:07:14.72ID:ka62KNgU
>>38
五輪メンバーは中国以外ならシングルス4試合で3勝できるから問題なし
Any Olympic team member can win 3 out of 4 singles matches other than China, so there's no problem
0042名無しQ(・∀・)ノ゜サァン!!
2024/06/07(金) 23:07:22.51ID:UC+69t73
あーメンタル崩壊w
Ah, mental breakdown LOL
0043名無しQ(・∀・)ノ゜サァン!!
2024/06/07(金) 23:08:40.90ID:WylMzGll
4球目までに勝負をつけるのが伊藤なのだが
Ito is the one who decides the point by the 4th ball
上手く攻撃させてもらえない
0044名無しQ(・∀・)ノ゜サァン!!
2024/06/07(金) 23:09:37.67ID:MIbzk77C
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パバデに大逆転負けした伊藤になるけどいい?
Ito suffered a huge comeback defeat to Pavade. Is that okay?
0045名無しQ(・∀・)ノ゜サァン!!
2024/06/07(金) 23:09:55.13ID:MvhDXxht
最後の最後に
At the very end
0046名無しQ(・∀・)ノ゜サァン!!
2024/06/07(金) 23:10:08.46ID:LToaP2cX
伊藤死ね
Ito, die
0047名無しQ(・∀・)ノ゜サァン!!
2024/06/07(金) 23:11:20.65ID:MvhDXxht
トップ層の日本選手で伊藤が1番サーブミスが多い
Among top Japanese players, Ito makes the most service faults
0048名無しQ(・∀・)ノ゜サァン!!
2024/06/07(金) 23:11:36.25ID:JlG1/FhY
伊藤はほんとこういうイメージあるんだよな
実際逆転負け多いんじゃないの
データは集めてないけど
Ito really does have this kind of image
I think she actually loses a lot of matches by comeback
I haven't collected any data though
 
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WTT CT Zagreb 2024
WS R16
Ito 2-3 Pavade (5, 9, -10, -6, -6)
G3 93, 96, 106, 1012

Déjà vu. How many times has this happened?
Was curious what exactly happened. In short, Ito's short serve lost effect roughly after G2 whereas Pavade's long serve turned the tables after G2.

https://youtu.be/wpHzb2kPHsU?t=10905
https://youtu.be/8FnXrwHf3UI?t=10787
G1
Ito served short and long, with the short ones WAY MORE effective.
Pavade served short and long, with the long ones SLIGHTLY but OBVIOUSLY more effective.
Pavade held her own at a minimum or had the upper hand past the 3rd/5th and 2nd/4th balls.

G2
Ito served MUCH more short than long the whole game, with the short ones WAY LESS effective.
Pavade served more short than long, with both roughly equally effective.
Ito started missing more on loose balls.
Pavade served only 1 long after TO at 5:4 Ito leading, but started serving long exclusively after 10:6 Ito leading and forced a TO from Ito at 10:9. Ito served a fast long after TO and sealed G2. First sign of trouble.

G3
Ito served short exclusively but then served 2 long at 5:3 to widen the lead to 7:3.
Pavade didn't serve long once until 4:2 Ito leading and served long at 8:3 but Ito's loop caught the endline edge. Then came the turning point.
Ito served short exclusively other than the long serves at 10:6 (which hit her endline and became a sitter) and 10:7, and lost all 3rd balls and rallies.
Pavade served long exclusively and won all 3rd balls and rallies, other than the long serve at 9:6.
Ito served a half-long at 10:10 that invited a strong counter, which could be seen as the start of meltdown given her body language afterward.

G4
Pavade got a 4:0 headstart after serving long exclusively, with the ONLY short serve coming at 6:2, which she won as well.
Ito served short exclusively until 7:3 Ito trailing and lost all points on her serves, other than the long serve at 8:3 and 9:5.

G5
Pavade got a 7:1 headstart and Ito's fate was sealed. Pavade lost 2 points on short serve at 3:0 and 10:5, and 1 point on long serve at 10:4.
Ito got 3 points on long serve at 7:1, 7:2, and 9:3.
 
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Paris 2024 Reserve players
MT Matsushima
WT Kihara

卓球パリ五輪代表補欠は木原美悠と松島輝空 辞退示唆の伊藤美誠は選ばれず 馬場強化本部長「総合的にこの2人が適任」
https://www.daily.co.jp/general/2024/06/08/0017747720.shtml
 日本卓球協会は8日、都内で理事会を開き、パリ五輪団体代表のリザーブ(補欠)を決定した。女子は、世界ランク20位の木原美悠(19)を選出。五輪代表選考ポイントで3番手だった伊藤美誠(23)=スターツ=は選ばれなかった。男子は世界ランク37位の松島輝空(16)=木下グループ=に決まった。馬場美香強化本部長は、選考プロセスは明かさなかったものの、「総合的に見てこの2人が適任だと考えた」と語った。

 パリ五輪出場を逃した伊藤は、今年2月の会見で「東京五輪は(リザーブの)早田(ひな)選手が支えてくれて頑張れたが、私はリザーブには向かないかなって思ってます。たぶん(補欠としてパリに)行くことはないと思います」「これから五輪に出場したいという選手がリザーブとなって帯同するべきかなと私自身は思っている」と率直な思いを語っていた。
 
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Kinoshita: 4 Olympic players and 2 reserve players!

https://www.tabletennisdaily.com/fo...-be-revamped-for-paris-2024.24977/post-460903
I would pick Tanaka over Matsushima as the reserve player for Paris 2024 but JTTA may be looking ahead at LA 2028...

WTT CT Taiyuan 2024
MS R16
CDS 3-2 Matsushima (-11, -9, 4, 10, 8)

WTT CT Rio de Janeiro 2024
MS R16
Tanaka 3-2 Robles (-3, -9, 7, 8, 5)

https://www.tabletennisdaily.com/forum/topics/26th-asian-table-tennis-championship.31859/post-422809
I think back in 2019, many Tieba users and some 5ch users seriously thought Harimoto, Niwa and Matsushima would complete the lineup for Paris 2024. Uda, Togami and Shinozuka were nobodies at that point, so those folks have had high expectations for Matsushima for several years now.

If Harimoto and F. Lebrun had not achieved so much in senior events at 14/15 and 15/16, respectively (the latter is only 7 months older than Matsushima), then Matsushima would have been given the child prodigy treatment like LYJ back in 2017/2018. But as of now, Matsushima being a good player won't cut it. With the revamped selection system now in place, he must become better than at least Uda, Togami, Shinozuka, Tanaka, and R. Yoshiyama to stand a chance for LA 2028, when he will be 21. If he doesn't by then, who knows how he will turn out for Brisbane 2032, when he will be 25. I mean look at Ito, who won't turn 23 until this October, already looks like a washed-up veteran.

https://www.tabletennisdaily.com/fo...-be-revamped-for-paris-2024.24977/post-433186
In terms of stats, Hirano, Kihara and Harimoto is actually the best but risky lineup if Japan wants to beat China, with the latter two having no prior experience, whereas Hirano was the reserve at Rio 2016 and Hayata at Tokyo 2020. Kihara/Harimoto for the doubles, Hirano for the first singles, and Harimoto for the second singles. This lineup can't afford to have Hirano go offline and is potentially vulnerable against South Korea so requires the draw to work in their favor.

In reality, Hayata, Hirano and Kihara/Harimoto (3rd member/reserve) is likely what JTTA has in mind. Having Hayata and Hirano would reduce the doubles strength and flexibility but would be more assuring before the final. Unless Harimoto overtakes Kihara in standings, JTTA may be forced to play by the book and pick the latter, at which point winning gold is pretty much out of the question. At the end of the day, Hirano, Kihara and Harimoto are affiliated with Kinoshita Group, so they are the biggest winner regardless.
 
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SYB, Szocs, Diaz, CIC et al. should thank Ito at Singapore Smash 2024 and Hayata at WTT CT Zagreb 2024 for blocking Hirano from the 4th seed at Paris 2024, which was totally possible.

https://www.tabletennisdaily.com/forum/topics/wtt-singapore-smash-2024-3-7-3-17.33147/post-447641
WS R16
Hirano 2-1 -> 2-3 Ito
G1 20, 21 long serve from Hirano, 31 long serve from Hirano, 41 dead net for Hirano, 44 steparound FH from Ito on long serve from Hirano, 47, 57, 58, 78, 79, 89, 810, 811 steparound FH from Ito on long serve from Hirano
G2 10, 11, 21, 22, 32, 33, 43, 45 steparound FH from Ito on long serve from Hirano, 55, 57, 67, 68 Hirano missed the big FH, 78, 79, 89 sideline edge for Hirano, yellow card to Hirano for stalling, 109, 1010, 1210
Hirano pushes many of Ito's backspin serve to her short FH into the net. Must be very spinny.
G3 01, 31, 32, 42, 45, 65 sideline edge for Hirano, 75, 76, 86, 87 dead net for Ito, 117 Ito changed to pendulum serve
Ito is starting to run out of options.
G4 10 Hiano is serving a lot of half-long backspin hook serve to Ito's BH and Ito tried to FH steparound to no avail, 40, 41, 51, 52, 62, 63, 83, 86, 96, 98 TO for Hirano, 108, 1011, 1111, 1112, 1212, 1213, 1413, 1416
G5 04, 14, 111
Hirano eased a bit after 83, dropping the next 3 points fairly quickly, 2 the same way by being moved from side to side. Should've called TO at 8:5.

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WS SF
Hayata 3-2 Hirano (-6, 5, -7, 4, 11)
Hirano's handling of serve to her short FH has really improved a lot and become her strength. In terms of short FH receive, Kihara is the other core JNT player that excels at it.
Hirano's spin reading ability has always been her trait (even better than Ito who has the help of pips) and it shows here (once again after WTT CT Zagreb 2023). If only Hayata is half as good...
Hayata served more long in response to untangle the snare but to no avail.
Handcuffed in the short game, Hayata turned to serving almost exclusively long to Hirano's FH and BH to force the point into rallies right away.

G5 50, 53 TO for Hayata, 54, 64, 65, 75, 77, 97, 99, 109, 1010, 1110, 1111, 1311

Judging from Hirano's silence throughout the match, in stark contrast to Hayata, her initial objective was to test out the tactics in this match.

平野打得好有針對性,球商高下立見,早田都重係靠蠻力,噉好難贏孫。
 
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Harimoto 2-3 Togami (-13, -12, 8, 9, -10)

In terms of mindset, Harimoto and Hirano are practically identical now that the top seeds are out of their hands. What matters is the bigger picture as Harimoto told in an interview at WTT CS Chongqing 2024.
 
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