Champions League Men | 20 Feb 2020
Three teams enter TTCLM semis unbeaten
2019/20 Table Tennis Champions League Men
Favourites have justified their status in the 2019/20 TTCLM quarter-finals, so we will see two German teams against two Russian sides in the semi-finals: Fakel-Gazprom Orenburg – FC Saarbrucken and Borussia Dusseldorf – TTSC UMMC.
Three teams enter knockout stage unbeaten: reigning TTCLM champion and five-time winner, Fakel-Gazprom Orenburg 8-0 (24-4), record holder and 11-time champion Borussia Dusseldorf 8-0 (24-5) and 2012 finalist FC Saarbrucken 8-0 (24-7). Current TTCLM runner-up TTSC UMMC 7-1 (22-7) suffered its very first loss against Bogoria, in the first quarter-final leg.
Orenburg’s Dimitrij OVTCHAROV has the best win-loss record so far, winning all seven his encounters. There is just one more unbeaten player so far (minimum five played matches), Borussia’s Ricardo VALTER (5-0).
Other individual scores are following: Alexander SHIBAEV (UMMC) 7-1, Timo BOLL (Borussia) 5-1, Darko JORGIC (Saarbrucken) 5-1, Tomas POLANSKY (Saarbrucken) 5-1, Kristian KARLSSON (Borussia) 4-1, Andrej GACINA (UMMC) 8-2, SHANG Kun (Saarbrucken) 8-2, Jonathan GROTH (UMMC) 7-2, Marcos FREITAS (Orenburg) 6-2, Pavel SIRUCEK (Bogoria) 6-2, Vladimir SAMSONOV (Orenbrug) 5-2, Patrick FRANZISKA (Saarbrucken) 4-2, Panagiotis GIONIS (Bogoria) 9-3, Anton KALLBERG (Borussia) 7-3…