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Day 1 – 2021 World Desk Tennis Championships

(By Amy Karpinski, President of Cape Concern Desk Tennis Membership)

The primary day of the 2021 World Desk Tennis Championships sported 128 gamers in each the boys’s and ladies’s single occasions. Whereas lots of the matches ended as anticipated, there have been nonetheless loads of upsets.

Males’s Singles

The highest eight gamers had byes together with newly minted Butterfly sponsored and world primary Fan Zhendong together with Butterfly stalwarts, Timo Boll, Lin Gaoyuan, Lin Yun-Ju, and Tomokazu Harimoto. There have been loads of drama matches together with upset matches the place Canada’s Jeremy Hazin upset world no. 65 Marcelo Aguirre of Paraguay. USA’s Kanak Jha didn’t wish to let the house nation crowd down and thrilled them with a tough fought 4-3 win over Korea’s An Jaehyun. Nikihil Kumar misplaced a 4-3 heartbreaker to Thiago Monteiro of Brazil. The third USA participant, Kai Jiang had no reply to Argentian Gaston Alto’s punishing offense.

Males’s play resumes on Thursday, November 25 with the spherical of 64. The followers are trying ahead to seeing the world’s prime 8 compete for the primary time.

For the primary day’s outcomes for the boys’s singles, please click on this hyperlink: https://eventresults.ittf.com/eventInfo?selectedTab=Draws&eventId=2346

Ladies’s Singles

120 ladies competed in the present day within the spherical of 128. Like the boys, the highest eight gamers had been seeded out and can start play on Thursday, November 25 within the spherical of 64. The largest upset of the event to date was world no. 131 Amy Wang from the USA defeating Germany’s Nina Mittelham ranked 31 in a decisive 4-0 victory. Canadian Mo Zhang was victorious in a tough fought 4-3 battle with Portugal’s Jieni Shao. USA’s Yue Wu and Lily Zhang cruised by means of to the spherical of 64 with 4-1 and 4-0 wins respectively over their opponents.

Ladies’s play resumes on Thursday, November 25 with the spherical of 64. The total outcomes of the ladies’s occasions could be discovered right here: https://eventresults.ittf.com/eventInfo?subEvt=WSINGLES&selectedTab=Draws&eventId=2346

Combined Doubles

For the primary time in desk tennis historical past and to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Ping Pong diplomacy, USA and China paired collectively two groups for this world championship. Each pairings had been victorious. USA’s Kanak Jha and China’s Wang Manyu defeated Russian pair Mariia Tailakova and Vladimir Siddrenko convincingly 3-0. The second pairing mixed the skills of USA’s Lily Zhang and China’s Lin Gaoyuan and included a decisive 3-0 victory over Portugal’s Tiago Apolonia and Jieni Shao.

USA’s Nikhil Kumar and Amy Wang struggled towards the relentless Korean pair of Cho Daeseong and Shin Yubin.

Combined doubles play resumes on Thursday, November 24. The outcomes from in the present day’s blended doubles play could be discovered right here: https://eventresults.ittf.com/eventInfo?subEvt=XDOUBLES&selectedTab=Draws&eventId=2346

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