China claimed all four titles on offer on the closing day of the Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour Platinum Qatar Open. Revenge, outstanding performances and comeback victories featured on Sunday 11th March as the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena played host to another gripping day of action. Relive the magic of the final day in Doha with our day four review. Doubles revenge for Chen Ke and Wang Manyu The first title of the day went to Chen Ke and Wang Manyu, who earned revenge fo
Top seed, favourite for gold, China’s Fan Zhendong justified his exalted position to win the Men’s Singles title at the Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour Platinum Qatar Open in Doha on the early evening of Sunday 11th March. At the final hurdle he beat Brazil’s Hugo Calderano, the no.13 seed, to seal the title (13-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-7). Prepared to seize the initiative at every possible opportunity, Hugo Calderano made the best possible start; he established a 7-2 lead, Fan Zhe
Reigning World champions, the winners just under a year ago in the German city of Düsseldorf, as their pedigree predicted, China’s Fan Zhendong and Xu Xin won the Men’s Doubles title at the Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour Platinum Qatar Open in Doha. On the late afternoon of Sunday 11th March they beat Japan’s Jun Mizutani and Yuya Oshima in five games (9-11, 11-5, 11-9, 13-11). A good start for Jun Mizutani and Yuya Oshima partnership was essential; they achieved that good st
Army Club in good stead for a second four-trophy season finish Doha
DEFENDING champions El Jaish will start their title defense with a titanic clash against Al Rayyan at the 2017 Emir Cup table tennis championship which begins at the QTTA Training Centre in Doha on April 19.
The opening match of the seven-day tournament, which ends on April 25, will see Al Ahli vying against Al Khor while the El Jaish versus Al Rayyan match will be held on April 20.
In all, ten clubs El Ja
The envoy says QTTA president’s interest in the global sport body’s
leadership is good for all Arabs The Tunisian Ambassador in Qatar HE Salah al Salhi has expressed support for the candidature of Khalil Ahmed al Mohannadi, the QTTA president and ITTF vice-president, for the presidency of the global body for table tennis in the election in May.
Speaking during a visit to the table tennis chief in Doha on Thursday, Salhi said that the aspiration of the Qatar Table Tennis As
Doha World champion and Rio Olympics gold medalist Ma Long has only one hurdle left for him to complete a dominant year as he advanced in style into the final of the men’s singles event of the Seamaster 2016 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Doha on Saturday. The 28-year-old Chinese was in ‘killer form’ in his match against South Korea’s Jeoung Youngsik as he left no room for any mistakes, taking the game in straight sets ( 11-9, 11-8, 11-8, 14-12) in under an hour to set up a
Ovtcharov flying European flag at ITTF World Tour Grand Finals Doha World number one Ma Long of China and South Korea’s Jeoung Youngsik secured semi-final berths at the ongoing Seamaster Qatar 2016 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Doha on Friday. While Long returned to his dominant form at the impressive Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Hall in Doha, scripting a convincing 4-0 (11-4, 11-3, 11-6, 11-5) victory over Wong Chun Ting of Hong Kong, Youngik, on the other hand, staged a comeb
Doha The much anticipated quarter-final clash between defending champion of China and Germany’s Han Ying on Friday suffered a setback as the Chinese withdrew from the match due to illness. Ning, the world number one, had developed a high temperature which necessitated the cancellation of the match as she was not fit to proceed. The 26-year-old Rio Olympics gold medalist entered the tournament as the player to be and she did not disappoint in her round of 16 match where she to
World No.1 Long defeats Qatar’s Ping
Doha A major upset was recorded on the opening day of the men’s event of the Seamaster Qatar 2016 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Doha asworld number eight Vladimir Samsonovof Belarus suffered a shocking 3-4 (5-11, 7-11,11-5, 11-6, 11-1,9-11,6-11) defeat in the hands of Japanese youngster Yuto Muramatsu in the round of 16. Age difference counted for nothing at the massive hall of the Ali Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Arena in Al Sadd on Thursday
Day one at the ITTF World Tour Grand Finals concluded with some thrilling round of 16 matches in the men's and women's section during the day. The highlight of the day was the ITTF Star Awards where the most accomplished table tennis stars were honored. The day kicked off with some electrifying matches in the round of 16 in both men’s and women’s singles. The number 2 seed, Kasumi Ishikawa survived a scare from Suh Hyowon (KOR), the number 15th seed in match contested in full