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Countdown to #RESTART



To get everyone in the perfect mood, starting Saturday 3rd October 2020, fans will be treated every day to classic matches and magic moments featuring the sport's greatest stars over the last 25 years.


 
The #RESTART series will see international table tennis events resume in November 2020 after several months of suspended activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


 
In preparation for what is set up to be an incredible end to the year, the ITTF is digging into the archives to showcase several of the biggest battles and jaw-dropping moments from 1996 up until 2020.


 
Starting Saturday 3rd October 2020, the ITTF's digital platforms will be brimming with content every single day for the next five weeks before the #RESTART series kicks off for real on Sunday 8th November 2020.


 
Each week will focus on a five-year period, featuring so many stellar names that you will not want to miss a single minute of the action!


 
Here's an overview of what's to come:
 
Week 1
3rd – 9th October 2020
Years covered: 1996 – 2000
Players featured: Jan-Ove Waldner, Liu Guoliang, Zoran Primorac and more!
 
Week 2
10th – 16th October 2020
Years covered: 2001 – 2005
Players featured: Ai Fukuhara, Timo Boll, Zhang Yining and more!
 
Week 3
17th – 23rd October 2020
Years covered: 2006 – 2010
Players featured: Ma Long, Liu Shiwen, Vladimir Samsonov and more!
 
Week 4
24th – 30th October 2020
Years covered: 2011 – 2015
Players featured: Ding Ning, Zhang Jike, Dimitrij Ovtcharov and more!
 
Week 5
31st October – 6th November 2020
Years covered: 2016 – 2020
Players featured: Hugo Calderano, Mima Ito, Xu Xin and more!


 
Every week, you can enjoy two full matches on our Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as two epic highlights per day on YouTube, while incredible rallies and unforgettable moments will be celebrated across our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages!


 
Stay tuned... and get ready to #RESTART!

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