Champions League Men | 30 Mar 2024

Timo BOLL: Spectators Will Get Their Money's Worth at Final 4

Borussia Düsseldorf, a club steeped in success and a cornerstone of European table tennis history, will aim to further solidify their legacy this Easter. The seven-time Champions League winners are poised to compete for another trophy at the inaugural Final Four, set to take place at Saarlandhalle in Saarbrücken. On Easter Sunday, March 31st, the semi-final matches will unfold, followed by the final on Easter Monday, April 1st.

In the semi-final, Borussia Düsseldorf will face Austria’s SolexConsult TT Wiener Neustadt.

Since 1960, the club has secured historic triples (Champions League, German team championship, German Cup) in 2010, a feat they repeated in 2011, 2018, and 2021.

Borussia Düsseldorf boasts notable stars, including European champion and current World No. 10, Dang QIU, as well as record European title winner Timo BOLL (currently ranked 26th in the world). BOLL recently advanced to the quarterfinals of the Singapore Smash 2024, where he defeated China's LIN Shidong, ranked 13th in the world, along with his club mate Anton KALLBERG, ranked 14th globally.

Commenting on the prospects at the Final 4, BOLL expressed his expectations, stating:

 “I anticipate a closely contested event. Saarbrücken, Neu-Ulm, and ourselves are undoubtedly the favorites. The outcome will hinge on the players' form on the day. It's sure to be thrilling, and we're eagerly anticipating it. If it's anything like last year, then the spectators, in particular, are in for an exciting spectacle.”

Danny HEISTER, Head Coach of Borussia Düsseldorf, added:

“Naturally, we expect to emerge victorious in the semi-final. However, in the end, it will depend on the players' performances, and everyone must deliver their best. Then, we certainly stand a chance of clinching the title. Nevertheless, Saarbrücken and Neu-Ulm pose formidable challenges. Any one of us could emerge triumphant.”

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