By Neha Aggarwal
Martinko Jiri wins Junior Boys’ singles title
Martinko Jiri (CZE) was on a winning curve on day two in Serbia. In the quarter finals he beat Portugal’s Amorim Vitor in a comfortable 4-0 victory (1-9, 11-9, 11-5, 11-6). Next, he knocked out the second seeded player of the tournament. He beat Qatar’s Abdulwahhab Mohammed in the Junior boys’ singles in a rather stiff margin if six games 8-11, 14-16, 11-8, 11-6,11-2, 11-8 and progressed to the finals.
In the first half, top seeded Sanad Rashed suffered disappointment as he lost to Klos Patrick (CZE) in the semi finals of the Junior boys singles. Klos Patrick won in five games 11-7, 6-11, 8-11, 7-11,8-11. The unexpected loss of Sanad Rashed saw two players from Czech Republic in the finals of the event.
The all Czech Republic finals contested between Klos Patrick and Martinko Jiri was a battle of equals as both the players flexed their muscles to the best to win the crown. But Martino was the better of the two and he won the a six games thriller 7-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7,9-11, 6-11.
With both the top seed and second seed loosing in the semi finals, the players from Czech Republic really proved their dominance and thus in the team event they will be the team to look out for.
Radovic Filip and Sanad Rashed win Junior Boys’ doubles
Unable to transfer their singles success in the doubles, the Czech Republic’s pair Klos Patrick and Martinko Jiri suffered defeat in the finals of the junior boys’ doubles. They lost to the pair of Radovic Filip (MNE) and Sanad Rashed (BRN) in straight sets 11-7, 11-9, 11-7.
In the semi finals, Radovic and Sanad knocked out Odorov Stefan and Vatov Konstantin (BUL) in a well fought full distance duel 11-9, 11-7, 5-11, 8-11,9-11. The runners up pair from Czech Republic defeated host nation’s Adamovic Aleksa and Martinovic Niksa in a match that also went on to seven games 8-11, 5-11, 11-7, 11-5,6-11.
On day three, the junior boys will commence the team event starting at 9am local time.