Again no luck for the "Legendary Pair" at the draw today morning. Already in round 3 they will meet the supposed strongest double Fan Zhedong / Xu Xin at WTTC 2017. The showdown would be on Thursday noon. It is a Deja Vu of the WTTC two years ago, when Timo Boll / Ma Long were defeated by Zhang Jike/Xu Xin at second round.
"The draw can not be chosen," notes DTTB Director of Sport Richard Prause. The first goal must be to reach round three. Then he expects an open game, as in 2015 in Suzhou, when Timo Boll/Ma Long lost in a thrilling six set match against Zhang Jike/Xu Xin. Either way - it will be an absolute highlight on Thursday, June 1, from 12.15 pm.
The complete draw of the seeded: http://www.ittf.com/tournament/2705/world-table-tennis-championships/
(Seeding of singles 1-16 will be tomorrow during the opening ceremony)
You want to be there? There are still tickets for the tournament Thursday at www.wttc2017.com/tickets.html available!