Zhang Jike is out
Miu Hirano makes history
Sold out, stunning matches and pure emotions: Day five at the LIEBHERR World CHampionships in Düsseldorf had it all. 8000 spectators in the hall 6 of Messe Düsseldorf supported especially Timo Boll, Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Ruwen Filus, which all made the move into the round of the last 16.
02.06.2017

Sold out, stunning matches and pure emotions: Day five at the LIEBHERR World CHampionships in Düsseldorf had it all. 8000 spectators in the hall 6 of Messe Düsseldorf supported especially Timo Boll, Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Ruwen Filus, which all made the move into the round of the last 16. The 13-year-old Japanese Tomokazu Harimoto burned a firework againYesterday he defeated Jun Mizutani , today he overcame the Taiwanese Liao Cheng-Ting 4-0. In the Round of 16 he’ll face Slovak Pistej tomorrow. He said: "I have great respect, I will fight and I want to play well. I will not lose myself against a child."

Zhang Jike failed in round three

2015 at the WTTC in Suzhou, Dimitrij Ovtcharov lost in Round 2 against the Korean Lee Sangsu. This year, Lee won against the world champion Zhang Jike in a quite impressing way. Lee now faces Vladimir Samsonov (Belarus). The 41-year-old made a brief case with defender Panagiotis Gionis (Greece). Samsonov, who seems to feel very comfortable in Düsseldorf, where he also played for Borussia for several years. "It is always fantastic to play in Germany. The crowd is very good and you can see that the audience is very knowledgeable. It was a great support. "

Miu Hirano also mixes the World Champs

Miu Hirano entered the WTTC semi-final and  won the first World Champs medal since 48 years. Hirano, who was first at the Asian Championships in April, did not allow the Nr. 4 of the world Feng Tianwei (Singapore) any chance. "I'd like to win the title," said Hirano.

Ma Long is the king of Düsseldorf

He has done it: Ma Long is and remains the best table tennis player on the planet. The 28-year-old defended his world title spectated by 8000 people in the sold-out exhibition hall Düsseldorf. In the finals, he won against his countryman Fan Zhendong in thrilling seven sets.
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Ding Ning defends title - local heroes out

Ding Ning made the triple: after her victory 2013 in Rotterdam and 2015 in Suzhou she added title number three to her collection. Xu Xin and Fan Zhendong are World Champs as well, while the local heroes Boll & Ovtcharov lost their matches.
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A dream comes true

Today Petrissa Solja made the entry into the semi-finals in the mixed competition, thus securing a medal. With their Chinese partner Fang Bo, the left-hander won in the round of the last eight against Matilda Ekholm/Mattias Karlsson from Sweden within five sets.
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Weikert elected for four more years as ITTF-president

He has done it! Thomas Weikert was elected bei the delegates of the ITTF for four more years as ITTF-President. It was a pretty close voting, with the better end for the german.
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400 million spectactors expected

The regional broadcasters Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) and the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) provide the TV feed for the national ARD and ZDF. The ITTF is expecting the number of worldwide 400 millions of spectators. Social media via www.itTV.com also brings the World Championships to a worldwide audience.
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The WTTC 2017 seeding lists

Following the issue of the World Rankings for May; top seeds two years ago in Suzhou and the eventual winners, China’s Ma Long and Ding Ning head the seeding for the forthcoming Liebherr 2017 World Championships. Japan’s Masataka Morizono and Yuya Oshima are named as the top seeds in the Men’s Doubles event at the forthcoming Liebherr 2017 World Championships which commence in Düsseldorf on Monday 29th May.
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Home game for ARAG

At the LIEBHERR 2017 World Table Tennis Championships in Düsseldorf ARAG will be Major Sponsor again just like five years ago in Dortmund as well as in Bremen in 2006. We asked Connie Peters, Senior Director Marketing at ARAG SE, why the family entreprise in Düsseldorf supports the "home game" and what they wish from the World Championships
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LIEBHERR WM: DTTB-Teams im EVENT & FAIR Hotel Tulip Inn nur einen Katzensprung von den Centre Courts entfernt

Wenn am 29. Mai die LIEBHERR Weltmeisterschaften 2017 in Düsseldorf (29. Mai bis 5. Juni) beginnen, übernachten der komplette WM-Kader inklusive des Präsidiums des Deutschen Tischtennis Bundes (DTTB) sowie weitere internationale Top-Teams im EVENT & FAIR Hotel Tulip Inn in der Arena Düsseldorf. Alle 288 Zimmer des in die Arena integrierten Hotels sind von 28. Mai bis 6. Juni für das sportliche Großereignis belegt.
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A Partnership of the Special Kind

Liebherr is the title sponsor of the WTTC2017 in Düsseldorf. For 25 years now there has been a true partnership between the family entreprise and table tennis.
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