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Qatar Open Chuang Chih-Yuan Defeats Tomokazu Harimoto

Qatar Open Chuang Chih-Yuan Defeats Tomokazu Harimoto

In the ITTF Qatar Open round of 32, Taipei Chuang Chih-Yuan(38 years old) defeated Japan’s Tomokazu Harimoto for the third time in just 2 months. The biggest upset was obviously caused by Table Tennis Legend, Vladimir Samsonov.

Results of Round of 32

Notable Results in Men’s Category
  • Belarus Vladimir Samsonov beat China’s Lin Gaoyuan, the no.4 seed, in seven games (5-11, 11-8, 11-7, 9-11, 11-5, 6-11, 11-7)
  • Chinese Taipei’s Chuang Chih-Yuan beats Japan’s Tomokazu Harimoto(9-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-9, 11-7)
  • Fan Zhendong faced a tough encounter to beat Sweden’s 22 year old Anton Källberg (7-11, 11-6, 11-13, 11-5, 7-11, 11-8, 11-3)
  • Ma Long the defending champion defeated Japan’s Masataka Morizono (11-4, 11-4, 11-8, 11-2)
  • World No.1 Xu Xin beat Croatia’s Frane Kojic (11-5, 11-7, 11-7, 7-11, 11-6)
  • Xu Chenhao beat Germany’s Patrick Franziska, the no.10 seed (11-6, 11-6, 11-5, 11-2)
  • Koki Niwa, Liam Pitchford, Jun Mizutani, Wang Chuqin, Jon Persson, Mattius Falck, Uda Yukia and Liang Jingkun won easily.
Notable Results in Women’s Category
  • China’s 20 year old Qian Tianyi beat Hong Kong’s Doo Hoi Kem, the no.13 seed (11-8, 11-7, 12-10, 12-10)
  • Chen Meng, the top seed, beat Japan’s Honoka Hashimoto (13-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-4)
  • Sun Yingsha, the no.2 seed, accounted for Miyuu Kihara, also from Japan (13-11, 11-2, 11-8, 11-7)
  • Wang Manyu, the no.4 seed and defending champion, overcame colleague, Sun Mingyang (11-8, 12-10, 11-4, 11-5)
  • Zhu Yuling, the no.5 seed, ousted Singapore’s Zeng Jian (11-7, 11-9, 11-8, 11-5)
  • Ding Ning, the no.6 seed, ended the hopes of Monaco’s Yang Xiaoxin (11-8, 11-8, 12-10, 11-6)

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