TT World Championships 2011

05-13-2011, 05:22 PM
Wang Hao (CHN) - Jun Mizutani (JPN)
Ma Long (CHN) - Ma Lin (CHN)
Zhang Jike (CHN) - Wang Liqin (CHN)
Chen Qi (CHN) - Timo Boll (GER)

Chen Qi just beat Samsonov 11-9 in the 7th set. Boll got a 11-0 set over Ovtcharov.

Who is going to win this now? I couldn't watch a lot so far, but I won't miss the QFs tomorrow.

05-13-2011, 05:27 PM
I hope Timo Boll, the guy is just a beast.

And besides that, the only European in the QF"s I see :lol:

05-13-2011, 05:44 PM
Hopefully, Boll will win. I've seen him a few times, one of the best out there. Incredible player.

05-13-2011, 05:56 PM
Boll is a very cool guy, I hope he wins, but it'll probably be a Chinese man.

05-13-2011, 10:27 PM
who's no 1 now?

i stopped following it when Ma Lin was

05-14-2011, 02:37 AM
Wang Hao is number 1.

Boll is the only European who can beat the top Chinese players.

He should beat Chen Qi in the QF.

05-14-2011, 08:57 AM
The doubles match going on right now is very nice to watch!

05-14-2011, 09:01 AM
Only 6 Chinese players in QF :eek:

05-14-2011, 01:22 PM
Wang Hao and Ma Long are through to the SF.

05-14-2011, 02:51 PM
Wang Hao (CHN) - Jun Mizutani (JPN) 4-0
Ma Long (CHN) - Ma Lin (CHN) 4-1
Zhang Jike (CHN) - Wang Liqin (CHN) 4-2
Chen Qi (CHN) - Timo Boll (GER) 1-4

Impressive matches by Ma Long and Boll. H2H with Chen QI was only 5-5. The SF matches look really good and close. Starts tomorrow at 10.30.

05-14-2011, 02:52 PM
At 6pm there will be the doubles final:

Ma Long/Xu Xin vs Chen Qi/Ma Lin

05-14-2011, 03:24 PM
Timo! Nice win.

I reckon he can go all the way just as long as he doesn't meet his bogeyman Wang Hao.

05-14-2011, 05:46 PM
Bwin evaluates both semifinals exactly 50/50.

05-15-2011, 02:30 AM


Watch before YouTube takes it down.

05-15-2011, 10:23 AM
Wang Hao - Ma Long 4-2

Ma Long had set point to go 3-1 up. It felt like Wang Hao was mentally much stronger, especially in the last 2 sets.

05-15-2011, 10:34 AM

Boll is about to lose!

05-15-2011, 10:58 AM
Boll just lost. :awww:

So all gold and siver medals from this world championship go to athletes from China

05-15-2011, 11:13 AM
Just so tough for a European to win the WC. Have to beat a number of Chinese players in a row.

But congrats to Zhang Jike who has a very neat style of play.

Kind of ironic Werner Schlager has won a WC but Boll hasn't. Similar to Gaudio and Coria in a way.

05-15-2011, 11:17 AM
London 2012 allows only 2 players per country in singles. That's a joke especially for the Chineses, but also Germany has 5 top 25 players. But it should be easier for Boll to make the final then. He might even be a top 2 seed, so wouldn't have to beat a Chinese. The top 28 right after Rotterdam are the first players to qualify, so I guess Wang Hao and Zhang Jike are in?

05-15-2011, 11:26 AM's a complicated system of qualification for the London 2012 Olympic Games table tennis events, but without getting too bogged down with the full details, here's a brief summary ...

86 men and 86 women will qualify for the Olympic Games as follows:

For each gender...

The top 28 players on the ITTF World Ranking list as at 16 May 2011 (with a maximum of two players per NOC)

40 players who qualify via continental qualification events held between 1 June 2011 and 22 April 2012 (Africa 6, Asia 11, Europe 11, Latin America 6, North America 3 and Oceania 3)

The top 2 players at the Final World Qualification Tournament who have not already qualified (this number may be increased - see below*)

One player by invitation of the IOC/ANOC/ITTF

One player from the host NOC

Up to 14 players (Team Quota) to enable NOCs that qualify for the team event, but do not otherwise qualify enough players, to form that team

The reason why the WC is greater than the Olympic gold.

05-15-2011, 01:57 PM
Wang Hao has all lucky net/frame balls in his favour, but Zhang Jike still seems too strong today. :yeah: Hope he wins it now.

05-15-2011, 02:05 PM
Wang Hao hits a serve error at 2-3 5-9, but Zhang chokes from 10-5, misses 6 match points, then saves a sp at 11-12 and takes the 7th mp at 13-12.

05-15-2011, 02:34 PM
Great tournament for Zhang :yeah:

Boll was awful in today :o

05-16-2011, 02:48 AM
Congrats to Zhang Jike.

The best player of the tournament.