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Other Events - 28 Apr 2015

Jonathan GROTH beat MATSUDAIRA


First upsets already shook up the Men’s Singles Event at the QOROS 2015 World Table Tennis Championships in Suzhou. Dane Jonathan GROTH, World’s no. 134 overcame Kenta MATSUDAIRA of Japan seeded no. 25. He needed seven games before he progressed to the se

First upsets already shook up the Men’s Singles Event at the QOROS 2015 World Table Tennis Championships in Suzhou. Dane Jonathan GROTH, World’s no. 134 overcame Kenta MATSUDAIRA of Japan seeded no. 25. He needed seven games before he progressed to the second round.

Lubomir JANCARIK of Czech Republic also upset the rankings. World’s no. 145 accounted for Bojan TOKIC no. 58 in straight games.

German aces cruised first round. Dimitrij OVTCHAROV succeeded against Padasak TANVIRIYAVECHAKUL of Thailand. “It is my first match in singles for me here and I am satisfied with my play. Adversary managed to put me under little pressure at some point of the game, but stay calm and everything went as we expected,” said OVTCHAROV.

Timo BOLL overcame Carlos MACHADO in straight games to join Dimitroij in the second round.

European duel between Emmanuel LEBESSON and Swede Mattias KARLSSON went on French player’s account, whilst Grigory VLASOV of Russia beat Belgium’s Cedric NUYTINCK to justified his rankings. For Panagiotis GIONIS is was also trouble free round. He needed only four games to beat Lubomir PISTEJ of Slovakia.

“I have only some problem with my rubbers, but speaking of the game everything went fine. Unfortunately, MA Lin is very close in my part of the draw, so I am not very happy. Still I have good chances in doubles,” stated GIONIS.

Liam PITCHFORD of England weakened Greek team. He beat Kalinikos KREANGA. Tiago APOLONIA of Portugal overcame Gaston ALTO of Argentina

Milica NIKOLIC, EWT

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