Good run for Viktor BRODDPhoto: ITTF
2016 ITTF World Tour Swedish Open
The preliminary stage at the Men’s and Women’s Singles Event at the 2016 ITTF World Tour Swedish Open is over. After two days of firece battles 32 qualifiers booked their places in the main draw.
Germany’s Dimitrij OVTCHAROV seeded no. 1 in Stockholm, will meet Viktor BRODD of Sweden. BRODD beat the odds and secured the top position in his Group after victory over Padasak TANVIRIYAVECHAKUL of Thailand. He also succeeded against Sultan ALKHAMIS of Saudi Arabia.
It was reverse scenario for other host nation representative. Anton KALLBERG, placed at the top of his qulification gropu, failed to justify his position. Marek BADOWSKI of Poland beat Anton and progeressed futher to meet Yuya OSHIMA of Japan tomorrow.
Samuel NOVOTA of Slovakia, David MCBEATH of England, Martin ALLEGRO of Belgium, Elias RANEFUR of Sweden also secured their positions in the main draw despite the lower seeding positions.
In Women’s Singles Event top seeded Kasumi ISHIKAVA of Japan will play against Serbia’s Andrea TODOROVIC. One of the suprises in the qualification stage was caused by Daria TRIGOLOS of Belarus who overcame XIAO Maria of Spain to book her place in the main draw.