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Other Events - 11 Aug 2018

Nigeria Open: RUMGAY vs. HACHARD in the semis

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The 2018 ITTF Challenge, Seamaster Nigeria Open in Lagos (August 8-12)

 

Scotland`s Gavin RUMGAY and France`s Antoine HACHARD will play one against another in the Men`s Singles semi-finals, tomorrow, August 12, at the 2018 ITTF Challenge, Seamaster Nigeria Open in Lagos (August 8-12). RUMGAY, No. 9 seed, has defeated Thailand`s Padasak TANVIRIYAVECHAKUI after full seven games, while HACHARD beat Argentina`s Horacio CIFUENTES in five sets. Other semi-finalists are No. 1 seed, host Quadri ARUNA, who overcame young Romanian Rares SIPOS, and Thailand`s Supanut WISUTMAYTHANGKOON, who eliminated the 2016 Nigeria Open gold medalist Benedek OLAH from Finland.

 

Hungary`s Szandra PERGEL, Women`s Singles No. 2 seed, didn’t manage to progress to the semi-final stage, as she lost to China`s FAN Siqi.

 

Two European pairs will decide the winner of the Men`s Doubles event, as Alexandre ROBINOT/Joe SEYFRIED (France) and Tamas LAKATOS (Hungary)/Benedek OLAH (Finland) beat Sarthak GANDHI/Abhishek YADAV (India) and Horacio CIFUENTES (Argentina)/Thiago MONTEIRO (Brazil) respectively in the straight games of the semi-finals.

 

Men`s Singles Quarter-finals

 

Quadri ARUNA (Nigeria) – Rares SIPOS (Romania) 4:0 (11:6, 11:8, 11:5, 12:10)

Benedek OLAH (Finland) – Supanut WISUTMAYTHANGKOON (Thailand) 3:4 (12:10, 7:11, 9:11, 11:8, 8:11, 11:5, 9:11)

Gavin RUMGAY (Scotland) – Padasak TANVIRIYAVECHAKUI (Thailand) 4:3 (6:11, 11:9, 1:11, 11:9, 11:9, 9:11, 12:10)

Antoine HACHARD (France) – Horacio CIFUENTES (Argentina) 4:1 (11:3, 11:8, 13:11, 10:12, 11:9)

 

Women`s Singles Semi-finals

 

Suthasini SAWETTABUT (Thailand) - WEI Wensheng (China) 3:4 (5:11, 9:11, 11:5, 6:11, 11:8, 11:2, 8:11)

QI Fenjie (China) – GUO Yan (China, 1997) 3:4 (8:11, 5:11, 11:8, 12:10, 11:7, 5:11, 8:11)

WANG Shu (China) – SUN Chen (China) 1:4 (3:11, 11:9, 10:12, 3:11, 9:11)

Szandra PERGEL (Hungary) – FAN Siqi (China) 0:4 (7:11, 7:11, 5:11, 8:11)

 

Men`s Doubles Semi-finals

 

Alexandre ROBINOT/Joe SEYFRIED (France) – Sarthak GANDHI/Abhishek YADAV (India) 3:0 (11:9, 13:11, 11:6)

Tamas LAKATOS (Hungary)/Benedek OLAH (Finland) – Horacio CIFUENTES (Argentina)/Thiago MONTEIRO (Brazil) 3:0 (11:8, 11:4, 12:10)

 

Women`s Doubles Semi-finals

 

QI Fenjie/SUN Chen (China) - Ilka DOVAL (Norway)/Yousra HELMY (Egypt) 3:0 (11:1, 11:6, 11:9)

WANG Shu/WEI Wensheng (China) – FAN Siqi/GUO Yan (China) 0:3 (7:11, 8:11, 6:11)

 

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