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Hampus Nordberg and Adriana Diaz join the elite

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager At the final hurdle Hampus Nordberg beat Mattias Översjö 11-9, 11-7, 11-3), having at the quarter-final stage ousted Anders Eriksson (11-7, 11-2,...

Preview Day Three: Semi-finals action takes the spotlight on penultimate day

by Simon Daish The quarter-finals of the Men’s Team category saw both Japan and Korea Republic narrowly avoid early exits from the tournament with 3-2 victories over Hong...

Review Day Two: Jubilant scenes, host nation reaches last four

by Simon Daish There was drama right from the start of England’s tie with Brazil as Sam Walker and Paul Drinkhall fought back from two games down to...

Nervous moments, Japan and Korea reserve penultimate round places

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager Hero of the hour for Japan was the irrepressible 14 year old Tomokazu Harimoto; after experiencing defeat in the second match of...

England reaches semi-final Copper Box erupts

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager In the vital second match of the fixture, he beat Hugo Calderano in three straight games (11-4, 11-6, 11-6), the win coming...

Disciplined performance Hong Kong reserves semi-final place

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager Doo Hoi Kem and Lee Ho Ching gave Hong Kong the perfect start. They recovered from an opening game deficit to beat...

Kasumi Ishikawa, more happy memories of London and more than one reason to celebrate

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor She accounted for Feng Tianwei (12-10, 11-8, 13-11) and Yee Herng Hwee (11-2, 11-2, 11-4); the wins coming after Mima Ito and...

The spotlight shines, the big stage beckons, Sam Walker responds

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager & Olalekan Okusan, ITTF-Africa Press Officer In the opening match of the contest in opposition to Egypt, the no.10 seeds, he partnered...

Brazil in command, Eric Jouti the lucky mascot

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor Eric Jouti and Gustavo Tsuboi gave Brazil the early advantage by beating Adar Alguetti and Feng Yujin (11-8, 11-8, 11-7), the win...

Tin-Tin Ho and Dina Meshref shine but England and Egypt bid farewell

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager It was for the English trio quite a prodigious task, since making a debut in the ITTF World Team Cup in Linz...

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