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.