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NIWA breaks DRINKHALL’s dream


GAC Group 2014 ITTF World Tour, Airports of Regions Russian Open at Ekaterinburg final showdown sawthe best 2011 world`s junior defeating the best 2008 European junior in Men`s Singles ultimate round: Koki NIWA (Japan) – Paul DRINKHALL (Englalnd) 4:1 (12:

GAC Group 2014 ITTF World Tour, Airports of Regions Russian Open at Ekaterinburg final showdown sawthe best 2011 world`s junior defeating the best 2008 European junior in Men`s Singles ultimate round: Koki NIWA (Japan) – Paul DRINKHALL (Englalnd) 4:1 (12:14, 11:8, 11:5, 11:7, 11:7).

In the semis the Englishman, who won 2014 Pro Tour in Almeria, beat actual individual champion of Old Continent and no. 1 seed, Dimitrij OVTCHAROV in seven games, while NIWA defeated his compatriot and no. 2 seed Jun MIZUTANI in straight games.

In all-Japanese final of Women`s Singles event, Kasumi ISHIKAWA was better than Ai FUKUHARA, after exciting seven games (last one 15:13). FUKUHARA beat SHAN Xiaona in six sets of the semis, and it was the last representative of Europe. German women previously eliminated three Japanese players in a row.

Men`s Doubles champions are TANG Peng and WONG Chun Ting from Hong Kong. They surpassed in the final host pair Fedor KUZMIN and Grigory VLASOV. Russians won opening set, but top seeds took next three.

One more final was reserved for Japanese players. Sayaka HIRANO and Kasumi ISHIKAWA overcame Miyu MAEDA and Hitomi SATO in Women`s Doubles event.

 

 

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