by Per Hällström, Press Officer, Safir International
Success and the 17 year old is most certainly an ambitious young man; he has definite goals.
“Of course I would like to go as far as possible and at least a quarter-final place would be fine, I’m quite satisfied with my serve. He couldn’t read the spin and I stayed focused all the time.” Pedro Osiro.
Currently, he is playing in the fourth League in Germany and hopes that his team can reach the third division next season. His future goal is to play professionally but first he will continue playing more ITTF World Junior Circuit tournaments; next summer he hopes to play the European Youth Championships in Ostrava.
Notably, Pedro was born in Brazil; his grandparents are from Japan. Over the years many of Brazil’s leading players are descendants of families who immigrated to Brazil in the early years of the 20th century.
“I’m the only child and my family moved to Switzerland 2006. Table tennis is not the most popular sport in my country so it’s difficult to find players to compete against.” Pedro Osiro.
The highest listed Swiss player at the moment is Lionel Weber. He is named at no.148 on the current men’s world rankings. Pedro hopes to be the highest ranked player in the country; he presently stands at no.835.
His favorite player in the world is Fan Zhendong and he also likes another Brazilian player, a certain Hugo Calderano.