27 Jun 2017

"That's probably the wildest final I have ever played," said Dima on his Facebook post after winning the Men's Singles title at the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Platinum China Open in Chengdu.

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.

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:

World Tour 2017 Seamaster China Open Dimitrij Ovtcharov

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