by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
Most impressive, especially Yukiya Uda and Vladimir Sidorenko; each surrendered just one game as the marched relentlessly forward.
Yukiya Uda beat China’s Yin Tianyue (14-16, 11-6, 12-10, 11-7, 11-6) and Egypt’s Marwan Abdelwahab, the no.10 seed (11-5, 13-11, 11-3, 11-2). Similarly, Vladimir Sidorenko defeated China’s Fan Langyu (11-7, 11-4, 11-6, 11-5), prior to ending the hopes of Sharon Alguetti of the United States, the no.7 seed (11-6, 12-10, 10-12, 11-9, 15-13).
Comfortable wins; for Yanapong Panagitgun and Cho Daeseong, life was more exacting.
Yanapong Panagitgun needed the full seven games to beat Italy’s Carlo Rossi, the no.5 seed (10-12, 11-6, 11-6, 7-11, 7-11, 11-5, 11-7), before reserving his semi-final place by defeating Singapore’s Ben Kun Ting, the no.14 seed (11-6, 11-9, 11-7, 11-5).
Likewise, Cho Daeseong, after beating Austria’s Maciej Kolodziejczyk, the no.8 seed (11-7, 11-5, 11-5, 11-4) was stretched the full distance by China’s Song Zhuoheng, the no.11 seed (11-5, 8-11, 5-11, 11-4, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7).
“I think it was a very difficult match, I win first game, but I know that he was playing better in tactics. When he leading 3-2, but then I made some easy mistakes as I was little nervous. In the match, the umpires faulted my serves a few times and so I had to change my service. And at the last game, I was trailing 2-4; then 2-5, then I came back to 5-7. But at this point the umpire faulted me again and gave me a red card, but I don’t understand why I received that red card, because I did nothing. I’m sad now only because I could win this match, I could have closed the match but I lost.” Carlo Rossi after losing to Yanapong Panagitun.
Success for the top four names; at the quarter-final stage of the Boys’ Doubles, it was success for three. One had to fall as Yanapong Panagitun and Vladimir Sidorenko faced each other.
The verdict went to Vladimir Sidorenko; partnering Maciej Kolodziejczyk, the duo accounted for Yanapong Panagitun who partnered Singapore’s Beh Kun Ting (11-1, 11-7, 11-9).
An impressive victory margin; it was the same for Cho Daeseong and Yukiya Uda in opposition to the Oceania pairing of Australia’s Zaki Zenaidee and Zhao Yanglun. They recorded a straight games success (11-7, 11-4, 11-4).
Comprehensive wins, in the remaining Boys’ Doubles quarter-final contests, it was slightly more exacting; Csaba Andras and Carlo Rossi beat China’s Song Zhuoheng and Yin Tianyue (4-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-6); Sharon Alguetti and Victor Liu of the United States, overcame the African partnership of Marwan Abdelwahab and Tunisia’s Aboubaker Bourass (12-10, 8-11, 11-3, 15-13).
At the semi-final stage Cho Daeseong and Yukiya Uda meet Csaba Andras and Carlo Rossi; Vladimir Sidorenko and Maciej Kolodziejczyk oppose Sharon Alguetti and Victor Liu.
Meanwhile, in the Mixed Doubles event the names of Yukiya Uda Cho Daesong feature prominently.
In the penultimate round Cho Daeseong and Amy Wang of the United States meet Sharon Alguetti and the Czech Republic’s Zdena Blaskova; Yukiya Uda and Romania’s Elena Zaharia face Carlo Rossi and Australia’s Danni-Elle Townsend.
Play concludes on Saturday 29th October.
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