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Champions League Men - 11 Sep 2014

FEGERL: “One of my best ECL matches ever”


The biggest upset in Round 1 of Men`s European Champions League, played last week, was caused by Austrian Stefan FEGERL (world`s no. 52) who beat Singapore’s GAO Ning (no. 13) in straight games. The 2013 MECL finalist, French Chartres, was a clear f

The biggest upset in Round 1 of Men`s European Champions League, played last week, was caused by Austrian Stefan FEGERL (world`s no. 52) who beat Singapore’s GAO Ning (no. 13) in straight games. The 2013 MECL finalist, French Chartres, was a clear favorite playing at home against Weinviertel Niederösterreich, but the 2008 MECL champion won 3:0. Above all guests lost just one set.

“I was better prepared for the match than GAO Ning. It was one of my best matches in the Champions League. My tactic was essential for the result. It was only one match but to reach our aim – the quarter final – we must repeat the performance”, said Stefan FEGERL who defeated Korean in opening game 3:0 (11:7, 11:9, 11:3).

Niederosterreich`s newcomer, Chinese HOU Yingchao had expected to play two games, as best team`s player, but thanks to his young team mates he had just one… “The team of Chartres had to face that I can win two matches. This means pressure for the players of Chartres. I was playing very well against Robert GARDOS. My victory was ok.”

Daniel HABESOHN concluded the match against Par GERELL: “I could not practice for two weeks because of insurance, nevertheless I played a good match against GERELL. It was an advantage for me that our team was leading 2:0.”

In the Round 2, on October 3rd, Austrian side will play away too. Its opponent will be Swedish club Eslovs. Chartres goes to Germany to meet 2013 Bundesliga winner Werder Bremen.

 

Alex MILETIC, EWT

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