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Austrian Open: Timo BOLL wins all-German clash to set up semi-final showdown with FAN Zhendong

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2019 ITTF World Tour Platinum, Austrian Open


The all-German clash in the quarter-finals of the 2019 ITTF World Tour Platinum, Austrian Open in Linz, has belonged to Timo BOLL who beat Dimitrij OVTCHAROV 4:1 (11:8, 12:10, 10:12, 12:10, 11:8). Seven-time individual European champion will play against actual world no.1 FAN Zhendong in the semi-finals. China‘s star overcame Chinese Taipei‘s LIN Yun-Ju in six games.


Actual world no.41 ZHAO Zihao of China continues his winning streak, after upset he caused in the Round of 16 (beat his compatriot, no.2 seed LIN Gaoyuan). This time he was extended to full distance by Hong Kong‘s WONG Chun Ting. His next opponent will be Brazil‘s Hugo CALDERANO who prevailed against Japan‘s Koki NIWA after six games.


Japan‘s Tomokazu HARIMOTO and Hina HAYATA are the winners of the Mixed Doubles event, as they beat in the final China‘s pair LIN Gaoyuan and ZHU Yuling 3:1 (11:5, 4:11, 11:5, 11:6).


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