Tournaments

13 Dec 2018

Convincing performances; such was the order of proceedings as play commenced in the Men’s Doubles event at the Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour Finals in Incheon, Korea Republic on the afternoon of Thursday 13th December.

The reigning champions, the winners one year ago in Astana, Japan’s Masataka Morizono and Yuya Oshima, the no.2 seeds, set the tone; immediately they were followed by the host nation’s Jeoung Youngsik and Lee Sangsu, the top seeds.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Masataka Morizono and Yuya Oshima beat Hungary’s Nandor Ecseki and Adam Szudi, the no.8 seed in straight games (11-5, 11-8, 11-3), a feat also achieved by Jeoung Youngsik and Lee Sangsu, who from start to finish dominated matters when facing Hong Kong’s Lam Siu Hang and Ng Pak Nam (11-7, 11-7, 11-3).

Play in the fast lane; it was exactly the same as matters continued. The host nation’s Jang Woojin and Lim Jonghoon, the no.5 seeds, showed not one morsel of charity when facing Chinese Taipei’s Liao Cheng-Ting and Lin Yun-Jun, the no.4 seed; they emulated Jeoung Youngsik and Lee Sangsu by recording a straight games win (11-9, 11-1, 11-9).

Meanwhile, for Hong Kong’s Ho Kwan Kit and Wong Chun Ting, the no. 3 seeds, it was only slightly different as they cause Chinese Taipei more pain. They totally dominated the opening two games against Chen Chien-An and Chuang Chih-Yuan, the no.6 seeded pairing, before the 2003 World champions found a rhythm to their play and secured the third game.

A recovery in the offing trailing 6-7 Chen Chien-An and Chuang Chih-Yuan called “Time Out”, it proved to no avail; a four games win was secured (11-2, 11-2, 8-11, 11-9).

At the semi-final stage Jeoung Youngsik and Lee Sangsu meet Jang Woojin and Lim Jonghoon, Ho Kwan Kit and Wong Chun Ting oppose Masataka Morizono and Yuya Oshima

The semi-finals of the Men’s Doubles event will be staged on Friday 14th December.

Please follow and like us:
error
World Tour 2018 Seamaster Grand Finals Yuya Oshima Masataka Morizono
Loading

No results found.

Photo Gallery

Day 4 - Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals

Match Highlights