Duesseldorf Masters with FRANZISKA and OVTCHAROV
Six world-class players will be competing in the ninth edition of the Düsseldorf Masters on Friday (from 4 p.m.), Saturday and Sunday (each from 10 a.m.). Top seed is Dimitrij OVTCHAROV, on number 2 comes Patrick FRANZISKA, who will take part at Duesseldorf Masters for the first time. All matches in the ARAG CenterCourt can be watched live streaming on Sportdeutschland.TV, Borussia-TV and tischtennis.de. On Friday, six quarter-final matches will be played.
Ricardo WALTHER, who, like FRANZISKA, wanted to compete in the Masters for the first time, had to cancel at short notice due to a thigh injury. Originally seeded number sixth, he will be replaced by DTTZ member An Duy Dang, but the draw will remain unchanged. A total of 14 players will take part in the Masters.
Düsseldorf Masters, 9th tournament (August 7-9)
Round of 16, 7 August (in chronological order)
Kanak Jha USA (seeding position 3) - Cedric Meissner GER, 4 p.m.
Gerrit Engemann GER - An Duy Dang GER, directly after, but not before 16.40
Anton Källberg SWE (5) - Tobias Slanina GER, immediately following, but not before 17.20
Benedikt Duda GER (4) - Lleyton Ullmann GER, immediately following, but not before 18.00
Tobias Hippler GER (8) - Kirill Fadeev GER, immediately following, but not before 18.40
Steffen Mengel GER (7) - Fanbo Meng GER, directly after, but not before 19.20
Dimitrij Ovtcharov GER (1), bye
Patrick Franziska GER (2), bye
Quarter-finals, 8 August (in chronological order)
Kanak Jha USA or Cedric Meissner GER - Anton Källberg SWE or Tobias Slanina GER, 10 o'clock
Patrick Franziska GER - Tobias Hippler GER or Kirill Fadeev GER, directly after, but not before 10.45 am
Dimitrij Ovtcharov GER - Gerrit Engemann GER or An Duy Dang GER, immediately following, but not before 11.30 a.m.
Benedikt Duda GER or Lleyton Ullmann GER - Steffen Mengel GER or Fanbo Meng GER, directly after, but not before 12.15
Semifinals, August 9
Winner 1st quarter final - Winner 2nd quarter final, 10am
Winner 3rd quarter final - Winner 4th quarter final, immediately following but not before 10.45 a.m.
Final, August 9