Reigning TTCLM champion reaches its 8th semis in a rowPhoto: Courtesy FAKEL GAZPROM ORENBURG
Second quarter-final leg: TTC Fakel Gazprom - Roskilde Bordtennis BTK61 3:0
Reigning champion of Table Tennis Champions League Men, TTC Fakel Gazprom has reached its 8th consecutive semi-final after two comfortable wins against Denmark`s Roskilde Bordtennis BTK61. Four-time winner repeated the score of the first quarter-final leg, 3:0, playing today (Feb 9) second game in front of its fans.
In spite of having big advantage from Denmark, Russian champion played in its best line-up: Jun MIZUTANI, Dimitrij OVTCHAROV, Vladimir SAMSONOV. Each of three encounters is decided in straight games.
MIZUTANI and SAMSONOV have improved their winning streaks, Japanese to 8-0 and “Mr. TTCLM” to 6-0. Former Asian champion beat 2005 European Team champion Allan BENTSEN in the opener, OVTCHAROV prevailed against ZHAI Yujia, while SAMSONOV concluded the quarter-final clash against Laurens TROMER.
TTCLM quarter-finals, second leg
TTC Fakel Gazprom - Roskilde Bordtennis BTK61 3:0 (1st leg 3:0)
Jun MIZUTANI - Allan BENTSEN 3:0 (11:9, 11:8, 11:4)
Dimitrij OVTCHAROV - ZHAI Yujia 3:0 (11:6, 11:6, 11:7)
Vladimir SAMSONOV - Laurens TROMER 3:0 (11:6, 11:6, 11:4)