Who do you think will win the Qatar Open 2017?

  • Ma Long

    Votes: 28 32.9%
  • Fan Zhendong

    Votes: 27 31.8%
  • Xu Xin

    Votes: 8 9.4%
  • Zhang Jike

    Votes: 14 16.5%
  • Jun Mizutani

    Votes: 2 2.4%
  • Dimitrij Ovtcharov

    Votes: 4 4.7%
  • Wong Chun Ting

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Vladimir Samsonov

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • Jeoung Youngsik

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other (Post Below)

    Votes: 1 1.2%

  • Total voters
    85
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The Qatar Open is the 3rd World Tour of 2017. This year has been action packed so far with fantastic events including the Europe Top 16, China Trails, and the Hungarian and Indian Open. This week is the first time this year the supreme members of the Chinese National Team have entered a World Tour. We have a lot to look forward to! Last week saw a brilliant Indian Open with number 1 seed Dimitrij Ovtcharov winning the title over 13 year old wonderkid Tomokazu Harimoto in the final. This time round the Qatar Open will see World and Olympic Champion Ma Long enter as the number 1 seed in Qatar. The Qatar Open begins on the 23rd February and concludes on the 26th February. This Platinum World Tour event is held in city of Doha, Qatar. Lets see what's in store in the line up below:

Total number of entries so far is: 191

Main Draw

Men's Groups
Women's Groups
Men's Doubles Prelim
Women's Doubles Prelim


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

China's Ma Long, the World #1 has entered the Qatar Open as the #1 seed.

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Ma Long enters as the no.1 seed - Photo by: ITTF Flickr


Men's Singles Seeds

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Indian Open 2017 Winner Dimitrij Ovtcharov enters Qatar as the #6 seed - Photo by: ITTF Flickr

01) Ma Long
02) Fan Zhendong
03) Xu Xin
04) Zhang Jike
05) Jun Mizutani
06) Dimitrij Ovtcharov
07) Wong Chun Ting
08) Vladimir Samsonov
09) Jeoung Youngsik
10) Chuang Chih Yuan
11) Fang Bo
12) Marcos Freitas
13) Koki Niwa
14) Kenta Matsudaira
15) Li Ping
16) Ahmad Al- Mohannadi


Women Singles Seeds

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China's Zhu Yuling enters the Qatar Open as the #1 seed - Photo by: Xinhua/Zhang Liyun

01) Zhu Yuling
02) Kasumi Ishikawa
03) Feng Tianwei
04) Cheng I Ching
05) Han Ying
06) Mima Ito
07) Yang Wu
08) Miu Hirano
09) Chen Meng
10) Melek Hu
11) Yana Tie
12) Jihee Jeon
13) Doo Hoi Kem
14) Hitomi Sato
15) Lee Ho Ching
16) Shan Xiaona

For full player entries click here.


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

The line up for this years Qatar Open is super huge! Players are all preparing and looking to find form for the World Championships this year! China have sent the worlds strongest 4 of Ma Long, Fan Zhendong, Xu Xin and Zhang Jike! Can Dimitrij Ovtcharov or Jun Mizutani take a dent in the China squad? Wong Chun Ting and Samsonov will be looking to find form. Number 9 and 10 seeds Jeoung Youngsik and Chung Chih Yuan will be a tough task for the top 4. Fang Bo comes in at number 11, he is a very dangerous seed and can beat anyone on his day. Marcos Freitas the number 12 seed has found some very good form recently defeating Jun Mizutani at the Swiss Open 2 weeks ago and will be looking to carry that momentum to the Qatar Open. Liang Jingkun and Harimoto are both unseeded and will be looking to go very far in the event!

A fantastic event to follow, be sure to get involved on the TTD discussions and join us in the live chat in the ITTF Live Streaming!

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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There are many intersting facts about it:
1. Liang Jingkun has to fight from the bginning in qualification groups
2. Zhang Jike is not in ittf ranking because of long break, but still he is in main draw...
3. Xu Xin was much criticised by LGL and will definitely try to show he san still be competitive, I doubt - but we will see
4. Mizutani is not in good form since olympics, last swiss open was a good proof he missed a lot of simple shots and started going back very early
5. Harimoto - can we see another upsets by him?
 
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This looks very promising!
Second round already!
Ma Long vs. Li Ping,
Freitas vs. Mizutani!
Wong vs. Chuang
Niwa vs. Zhang
Xu Xin vs. Fang Bo
Matsudaira vs. Samsonov
..
Then third round Ovtcharov vs. Fan Zhendong, this will be one hell of a tournament!

And Liang Jingkun already in group with Ho Kwan Kit and Joao Geraldo, weheheeey!
Cant wait! ;-)
 
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I'm rooting for Ma Long, but maybe FZD is more prepared for this tournament because he has been playing china trials...
 
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