by Neha Aggarwal
He not only won the title, but won in the narrowest of the margins. It felt that the match had slipped from his hands, but Dimitrij Ovtcharov is made of steel. Trailing 6-10 in the deciding game, Dimitrij Ovtcharov fought back like a hungry beast. He defeated his teammate, good friend and the current World no.8 Timo Boll in a roller coaster thriller match (17-15, 7-11, 12-10, 11-9, 7-11, 6-11, 12-10).
After his win, he posted on Facebook:
and the same message on Instagram, but with different pictures from the final match.
That’s probably the wildest Final I have ever played! After being up 3-1 in sets it came down to 3-3 and 6-10?…..10-10..12-10!? It’s taken a lot of hard work to get to this but that’s not the only reason why I’m here, it’s also a lot because of my team that I have around me. Without them it would not be possible. . . #chinaopen #chengdu #wild @ittfworld @timobollofficial
Check out a detailed post match interview from both the players. Dima says, “I went for six risky shots and did them all..Its really crazy, and is something that has never happened to me in my life before..”
Check out the match highlights:
What’s next for Dima?
He is now ready to rock the T2 APAC League in Malaysia! Excited to reunite with family, Dima regrammed his wife Jenny Ovtcharov’s beautiful Instagram post: