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Shock results and a key withdrawal dominate the day's headlines in Doha

The shocks don't stop coming at the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Qatar Open, with Day Two of the main competition providing yet more unexpected exits from some of the world's top players at the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena on Friday 24th February.

Zhang Jike was forced to withdraw from the Men's Singles category due to illness (Photo: Hussein Sayed)

Fans were left stunned on the opening day of the main event as China’s Zhang Jike and Ma Long suffered an opening round exit from the Men’s Doubles tournament, and while Ma Long responded well on Day Two with his victory over Qatar’s Li Ping (11-7, 7-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-9) there was no such joy for Zhang Jike.

Drawn in an exciting encounter with Japan’s Koki Niwa, fourth seed Zhang Jike was looking to book his spot in the Men’s Singles quarter-finals. However, unfortunately the Chinese star was forced to withdraw from the tie due to a fever and it is Koki Niwa who progresses to the last eight.