Champions League Men | 30 Mar 2024

JORGIC: We will fight with everything we have to defend our title

In a thrilling second leg match last April, 1. FC Saarbrücken TT triumphed in Düsseldorf, securing the decisive Golden Match in the final and claiming their maiden Champions League title. Now, nearly a year later, the Saarland team is poised to vie for the coveted trophy once more in the inaugural Final 4 tournament, on their home soil.

The Champions League Men's Final 4, set for March 30th and April 1st in Saarbrücken, promises intense showdowns as Borussia Düsseldorf clashes with SolexConsult TT Wiener Neustadt, and FC Saarbrücken TT takes on TTC Neu Ulm in the semi-final stage on opening day.

Ahead of the Final 4, many participants honed their skills at the WTT Champions Incheon, including Slovenia’s Darko JORGIC, currently ranked 15th in the world. Reflecting on his form, JORGIC shared:

 “I'm very pleased with my current form; securing a crucial victory against Liam PITCHFORD at the start of the tournament in Korea was significant.”

JORGIC expressed his excitement about competing in the Final 4 in Saarbrücken:

“On Sunday, we'll take on TTC Neu Ulm. The victory holds immense importance for us. We're thrilled to play such a prestigious tournament in front of our supporters. It's a significant occasion for Saarbrücken to host this event.”

Though the venue differs from their usual Bundesliga matches, JORGIC emphasized, “Our fans will be there to support us.”

TTC Neu Ulm boasts stars like world number 11 Dimitrij OVTCHAROV and number 20 Truls MOREGARDH, both competing in Korea this week. JORGIC acknowledged the challenge, remarking:

 “Facing OVTCHAROV, MOREGARDH, Quadri ARUNA... they're top-tier players. We must bring our A-game to reach the final. In the other semi-final, Borussia Düsseldorf is the clear favorite against SolexConsult TT Wiener Neustadt. We aim to defend our title, showcasing the same spirit and prowess as last year. Retaining the title is tougher, but we'll fight with everything we have,” assured Darko JORGIC.

For all those unable to attend the Final 4 in person, the matches will be broadcast live via except in some specific countries due to exclusive broadcasting agreements. 

Please refer to the list of channels below for viewing options in your country:

  • France (DROM-COM), Monaco, Andorra and Mauritius at L'Eqipue live 2: L'equipe  
  • Germany, Austria, Switzerland:  
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan: V Broadcasting