Jaish make a clean sweep of domestic table tennis titles by winning the Emir’s Cup.
HOLDERS El Jaish were clubbed with Al Ahli, Al Khor, Al Rayyan and Al Arabi in Group A of the Emir’s Cup, which starts at the Qatar Table Tennis training centre on April 19.
AL RAYYAN beat El Jaish 3-2 to win the Qatar League cadets’ crown at the Qatar Table Tennis Association Training Hall last week.
INTERNATIONAL Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) President Thomas Weikert, who was in Doha recently for the World Tour Platinum Qatar Open, praised Qatar’s modern infrastructure and exuded confidence that the country could host more major events in future.
Qatar Table Tennis Association’s Technical Advisor Zlatko Cordas speaks about the success of ITTF World Tour Platinum Qatar Open.
CHINA’S Olympic champion Ma Long defended the ITTF World Tour Platinum Qatar Open men’s singles title in style, beating compatriot and No.2 seed Fan Zhendong 11-8, 11-8, 11-7, 5-11, 6-11, 11-4 in a gruelling final last Sunday.
WORLD No.4 Zhang Jike’s Qatar Open hopes ended in the quarterfinal when he gave Japan’s No.13 seed Koki Niwa a walkover after complaining of high fever.
Dutch paddlers Li Jie and Japan’s Hitomi Sato produced an incredible 766-shot rally in their first-round match at the ITTF World Tour Platinum Qatar Open last week,
EL JAISH retained the Qatar League title by beating Qatar Sports Club 3-2 in their last match at the Qatar Table Tennis Association training centre last week.
CHINA’S Olympic champion Ma Long will once again start as a strong favourite at the ITTF World Tour Qatar Open, where he opens his campaign in the Round of 32 as the top 16 seeds have been given bye.
IT IS OFFICIAL. Khalil Ahmed Al Mohannadi announced his candidature for the International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) presidential election last week.
CHINA’S Olympic champion Ma Long capped off a glorious year by defending his ITTF World Tour Grand Finals title at the Ali bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena in Doha last week.
KNOWN for his explosive footwork and forehand loops, China’s Fan Zhendong is a difficult opponent.