Who do you think will win the Qatar Open 2018?

  • Fan Zhendong

    Votes: 51 67.1%
  • Timo Boll

    Votes: 5 6.6%
  • Lin Gaoyuan

    Votes: 4 5.3%
  • Xu Xin

    Votes: 13 17.1%
  • Koki Niwa

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Wong Chun Ting

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Simon Gauzy

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Tomokazu Harimoto

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Marcos Freitas

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other (Post Below)

    Votes: 1 1.3%

  • Total voters
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What a great few weeks of table tennis! Last week saw the spectacular World Team Cup with some incredible matches. This weeks sees the Qatar Open with newly World Number 1 Timo Boll participating! This prestigious event will take place from the 8th March and conclude on the 11th.

Main Draw

Men's Singles Groups
Women's Singles Groups
Main Draw coming soon...

Men's Singles Seeds

China's Fan Zhendong, has entered the Qatar Open as the #1 seed.


Fan Zhendong the no.1 seed - Photo by: ITTF Flickr

01) Fan Zhendong
02) Timo Boll
03) Lin Gaoyuan
04) Xu Xin
05) Koki Niwa
06) Wong Chun Ting
07) Simon Gauzy
08) Tomokazu Harimoto
09) Marcos Freitas
10) Chuang Chih Yuan
11) Jun Mizutani
12) Lee Sang Su
13) Hugo Calderano
14) Omar Assar
15) Yuya Oshima
16) Li Ping

Women's Singles Seeds

China's Chen Meng enters the Qatar Open as the number 1 seed.


China's Chen Meng enters the Qatar Open as the #1 seed - Photo by: ITTF Flickr

01) Chen Meng
02) Zhu Yuling
03) Feng Tianwei
04) Kasumi Ishikawa
05) Wang Manyu
06) Mima Ito
07) Miu Hirano
08) Cheng I-Ching
09) Hoi Kem Doo
10) Szu-Yu Chen
11) Chen Xingtong
12) Lee Ho Ching
13) Hina Hayata
14) Miyu Kato
15) Sakura Mori
16) Hyowon Suh

For full player entries click here.

A fantastic event to follow, be sure to get involved in the TTD topic and get involved with the discussions.

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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Great match from Liam against Xue Fei!
Very berve racking fight. Lots of great rallies.

Liam has both strong FH and BH, decent handling of short game and fast footwork.

Xue Fei tried hitting left and right to make Liam uncomfortable due to his tall body. But eventually Xue Fei's inconsistent and weak FH costs him the match.

Pretty unfortunate I can see Wang Hao's weaknesses in Xue Fei. Wang Hao succeeded in many major tournaments partly because he was among only few capable of in-table banana flick. But now almost everyone does it. Xue Fei has no advantage.

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This was the 1st 7-gamer that Pitchford won since 2017. Yup. He lost in every match(except 1 doubles and 3 team singles) that went the full distance in 2017. The same thing happened in 2015.
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(irony)The women must really love the new ratings system.(/irony) Sun Ying Sha just won her match in less than 14 minutes. Took Ding Ning just over 19 minutes.

Incidentally, do I detect a sexist undertone in these "Who's going to win poll threads"? Where's the women's version? Especially considering the women's title could really be won by any number of entrants, whereas the men's is pretty much a slam dunk.
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I am not sure why Xu Fei is given so many chances inside CNT. Clearly he has too many weaknesses to be considered top draw talent. None the less , Liam is in top form. Won't be surprised if he continues his superb run.
I think that is because CNT wants to cultivate a new great penholder player after Xu Xin.
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Xue Fei is a great player but why does he keep making illegal serves? He made 40 or 50 illegals during the Steger and Pitchford matches and only got yellow carded once. Weird.

You answered yourself. 1 yellow card per 50 serves is a good quota if you ask me, why bother changing anything.
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Sep 2016
not one English player to second round ???????