World Table Tennis Contender Doha 2021

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The first International table tennis event of 2021 begins later this month with a World Table Tennis event in Doha! There will be two events in Doha, the contender and star event. This topic is for the contender event.

The WTT Contender Doha has a prize pool of $200,000!

Date: 28th Feb to 6 Mar 2021

Draw - Coming soon

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Tomokazu Harimoto enters WTT Doha as the number 1 seed. Photo via ITTF Flickr


Men's Singles

01) Tomokazu Harimoto
02) Hugo Calderano
03) Lin Yun-Ju
04) Mattias Falck
05) Dimitrij Ovtcharov
06) Liam Pitchford
07) Simon Gauzy
08) Quadri Aruna
09) Lee Sangsu
10) Robert Gardos
11) Marcos Freitas
12) Chuang Chih Yuan
13) Kristian Karlsson
14) Jonathan Groth
15) Darko Jorgic
16) Kamal Sharath Achanta

Full entries here.


Women's Singles

01) Mima Ito
02) Cheng I-Ching
03) Kasumi Ishikawa
04) Miu Hirano
05) Feng Tianwei
06) Adriana Diaz
07) Hyowon Suh
08) Ying Han
09) Chen Szu-Yu
10) Bernadette Szocs
11) Britt Eerland
12) Hina Hayata
13) Lily Zhang
14) Margaryta Pesotska
15) Elizabeta Samara
16) Dina Meshree

Full entries here.

A fantastic tournament to follow, be sure to get involved in the TTD discussions. We can use this topic as a means to display all the latest results, videos and news from this World Table Tennis event! What are your predictions for the men's and women's singles?
 
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Men's Singles

01) Xu Xin
02) Tomokazu Harimoto
03) Hugo Calderano
04) Lin Yun-Ju
05) Mattias Falck
06) Jang Woojin
07) Dimitrij Ovtcharov
08) Jeoung Youngsik
09) Quadri Aruna
10) Lee Sangsu
11) Robert Gardos
12) Marcos Freitas
13) Chuang Chih Yuan
14) Vladimir Samsonov
15) Kristian Karlsson
16) Jonathan Groth

Full entries here.


Women's Singles

01) Sun Yingsha
02) Mima Ito
03) Liu Shiwen
04) Cheng I-Ching
05) Kasumi Ishikawa
06) Miu Hirano
07) Feng Tianwei
08) Jeon Jihee
09) Hyowon Suh
10) Ying Han
11) Chen Szu-Yu
12) Bernadette Szocs
13) Britt Eerland
14) Hina Hayata
15) Lily Zhang
16) Margaryta Pesotska

Full entries here.

A fantastic tournament to follow, be sure to get involved in the TTD discussions. We can use this topic as a means to display all the latest results, videos and news from this World Table Tennis event! What are your predictions for the men's and women's singles?

The list is missing the wild cards players. Patrick Franziska, Koki Niwa, Jun Mizutani, Liam Pitchford, and Simon Gauzy will also be playing men's singles. Sofia Polcanova, Adriana Diaz, and Petrissa Solja will also play women's singles

 
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Both men's and women's sides have a couple of strong favourites but the rest of the field look super balanced. Gonna be a great tournament.

Hayata's presence alone balances out the bottom half seeds for women 🤭
But chances are the event will be cancelled and I won't get to see Liu Shiwen play again 😭

 
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It looks like Red Elf intends to help Hirano get up to speed after the All-Japan. She's been playing non-stop. Hayata is likely taking a break, which would be a good chance for her to hone her skills.
 
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WTT Middle East Hub greenlighted, after this and this.

https://www.ittf.com/2021/02/16/saf...d-wtt-middle-east-hub-olympic-qualifications/
Despite some cancellations of other sports in recent days, the WTT Middle East Hub has been approved and will be subject to strict regulations in place from the Qatar government. Since table tennis is an indoor sport, spectators will not be allowed. The local authorities are also ensuring thorough compliance to regulations and strict penalties will be put in place for anyone who breaks those regulations.
 
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CNT has decided to withdraw from both Contender and Star Contender out of safety concerns.

http://www.ctta.cn/xhgg/ssxg/2021/0224/375902.html
中国乒乓球队取消参加2021WTT中东赛事汇
2021-02-24 16:30中国乒乓球协会

  中国乒协与国家队教练组经过对参赛有关的旅行、时间安排以及全球疫情等因素进行全面研判和慎重考虑,以保护运动员安全、健康为首要考虑,同时结合下一阶段的备战计划,正式决定退出2月28日至3月20日在卡塔尔多哈举行的WTT中东赛事汇的两站比赛。经过积极沟通,国际组织和卡塔尔主办方对我队取消参赛一事均表示充分理解和尊重。

  国家队目前将留在海南陵水继续备战。

  中国乒乓球协会

  2021年2月24日
 
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