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Europeans on heavy test in Korea


Most of the places at the main draw of the 2013 ITTF World Tour, Korean Air Korea Open in Incheon City are filled with the Asian names, but tomorow there will be few Europeans in the game as well. Russia’s Alexey LIVENTSOV recorded both victories in the q

Most of the places at the main draw of the 2013 ITTF World Tour, Korean Air Korea Open in Incheon City are filled with the Asian names, but tomorow there will be few Europeans in the game as well.

Russia’s Alexey LIVENTSOV recorded both victories in the qualifying stage and tomorrow he will meet CHIANG Hung-Chieh of Taipei. Fedor KUZMIN also from Russia suffered one defeat, but still booked leading place in his group so he will play against RYU Seungmin of Korea for the place among best 32. Thomas KEINATH of Slovakia also progressed to the main draw despite one defeat. He will play against YANG Zi of Singapore. Simon GAUZY of France will meet JEONG Sangeun of Korea. Russia’s Viacheslav BUROV will play against Jun MIZUTANI of Japan.

Seeded no.13 Adrien MATTENET of France will play against MAK King Ho of Hong Kong, whilst another Frenchman Emmanuel LEBESSON, seeded no. 30 will play against host nation representative CHOI Doekhwa. Seeded no. 29 VANG Bora will face Maharu YOSHIMURA of Japan. no. 19 at the list Kirill SKACHKOV of Russia will meet KIM Kyungmin of Korea.

Theere are more two European in game: Mikhail PAYKOV of Russia who will play against Koki NIWA of Japan and Gencay MENGE of Turkey who will play against ZHAN Jian of Singapore.

Seeded no. two Spain’s SHEN Yanfei will face host nation representative JO Yujin at the beginning of the tournament. In the round of 64 will also play WU Jiaduo and Petrissa SOLJA of Germany, Amelie SOLJA of Austria, Elizabeta SAMARA of Romania, Elena TROSHEVNA and Yana NOSKOVA of Russia, LI Xue of France and HU Melek of Turkey.

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