(by Steve Hopkins, photograph ITTFWorld)
Every week in the past, there was a Chinese language sweep in Doha. This week, the venue has moved throughout the Arabian Peninsula to Amman – however leaderboard appears to be like very a lot the identical as per week in the past. Younger Chinese language gamers once more to logged wins in each occasion on the WTT Feeder Amman. The Feeder occasions are for gamers not on the high of the World Rankings (usually exterior of the World High 20) – so its a mixture of established gamers who’re recurrently on this rating band, and youthful gamers who’re rising within the World Rankings. For China, the place their high gamers usually dominate the highest of the rankings, it’s robust for youthful gamers to build up rating factors. This occasion highlighted the standard of a lot of their younger gamers – who’re doubtless performing nicely above their respective rankings.
This week, the highest seed was Lin Shidong (World No. 38), and he cruised simply to the Males’s Singles Last. Nevertheless, it was 23 yr outdated Cao Wei that took high prize – a 3-2 win over Shidong within the All-Chinese language Last. The Girls’s Singles occasion had fewer surprises as high seeded Kuai Man received.
Like final week in Doha – Chinese language gamers took all the different titles as nicely. Lin Shidong paired with Chen Yuanyu to win Males’s Doubles. Qin Yuxuan and Han Feier received Girls’s Doubles. Lin Shidong and Kuai Man received Combined Doubles.
The subsequent WTT occasion on the calendar is in additionally in Amman – part of the WTT Contender Sequence.
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