16 Apr 2024

Day 2 of the ITTF Men's and Women's World Cup 2024 is knocking at the door in Macao. Stay ahead of the thrilling moments happening today in Macao. We'll bring you the key moments, and exhilarating games as they unfold!

Full match schedules and live results are available here and you can catch the action live in this link.

Tomislav Pucar finishes day 2 with a bang 

Tomislav Pucar wraps up the day’s matches with a resounding victory, maintaining his momentum from day 1. In a thrilling showdown, Pucar triumphs over Chuang Chih-Yuan with a score of 3-1 (8-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-4), while also amassing an impressive 41 points. With one more match remaining in Group 6, Pucar finds himself in a highly advantageous position, having secured 5 games and accumulated a total of 82 points. In this new playing system where every point is crucial, tomorrow’s match between Chuang and Lin Gaoyuan will determine who qualifies for Stage 2. Lin must secure four games to avoid being determined by point countback.

An Jaehyun claims another draw result

Rounding off his Stage 1 matches, An Jaehyun scores another draw result against second seed of group 2, Kirill Gerassimenko, but pulls out on top points wise, securing six more points in total (39-33). This positions him top of the group with tomorrow’s match, Gerassimenko vs Wang Chuqin to determine the final rankings in Group 2.

Truls Moregard narrowly avoids upset in opening match

Truls Moregard narrowly escapes an upset in a show-stopping match that had fans at the Galaxy Arena on the edges of their seats. Despite a fierce challenge from Noshad Alamiyan, Moregard emerges victorious with a hard-fought 3-1 win (6-11, 13-11, 13-11, 11-8). With just one game behind the top seed of Group 16, Omar Assar, Moregard faces a daunting task tomorrow to secure his qualification for the next stage.

Amy Wang debuts with a draw against Suthasini Sawettabut 

In her opening match in Macao, Wang delivers an impressive performance against Suthasini Sawettabut, securing  two games amidst a fierce battle, ending the match in a draw (9-11, 11-7, 4-11, 11-7). Wang racks up 35 points, putting her two points behind top seed of group 7, Mima Ito who she will face off tomorrow. With both players tied in total games won, tomorrow’s showdown will be pivotal in determining who claims the coveted top spot in Group 7.

Not to be overlooked, Sawettabut remains a formidable contender, having secured 4 games thus far. If tomorrow’s match ends in a draw, her substantial total of 76 points could secure her a ticket to Stage 2, underscoring the critical importance of every point in this new playing system.

Simon Gauzy secures final win 3-1 in group 9 

Simon Gauzy concludes his Stage 1 matches with an exhilarating contest against Mohamed El-Beiali, emerging victorious with a score of 3-1 (7-11, 11-3, 16-14, 11-9). Demonstrating resilience and determination, Gauzy fought fiercely for each point, ultimately securing the last two games to clinch the match and accumulate 45 points.

Alexis Lebrun off to rocky start with first draw result of day 2 

Alexis Lebrun begins his World Cup debut with a demanding opening match, clinching the final game to achieve a draw result against Alberto Mino (3-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-4). With only 34 points earned in this match, Lebrun faces the task of winning four games tomorrow against Lin Shidong to secure a spot in Stage 2.

Doo Hoi Kem positions herself for an advantageous group finish

Doo Hoi Kem finishes her group matches in an ideal fashion, setting herself for a ideal group finish, defeating Xiaona Shan flawlessly 4-0 (11-8, 11-8, 11-6, 11-7), bring their head to head to 2:2. With 5 games won and a total of 68 points secured in Group 3, Doo solidifies her position for an optimal group finish.

Zhu Chengzhu finishes her group matches on a positive note

Zhu Chengzhu concludes her final group match with a thrilling victory, overcoming the second seed of the group, Chen Szu-Yu 3-1 (11-7, 12-10, 11-9, 8-11) in a gripping and closely contested battle that kept fans on the edge of their seats. This marks Zhu’s third victory against Chen, bringing their head to head to 3:3.

Shusuke Togami sets himself up in optimal position for Stage 2 ticket

Shusuke Togami comes out swinging in his opening match against Ahmed Salah, emerging victorious 3-1 (11-9, 4-11, 11-3, 11-4) and securing 37 points. This places him one point ahead of Group 11’s first seed Dang Qiu, positioning him in an ideal position for a spot in Stage 2. He will face off against Qiu tomorrow to determine who will move into the next round.

Mo Zhang denies Kim Nayeong a winning start 

Mo Zhang concludes her final group match on a high note, delivering a remarkable performance to defeat the second seed in Group 10, Kim Nayeong 3-1 (11-8, 8-11, 13-11, 12-10). Zhang accumulated a total of 44 points during the match, bringing her current total to 69 points. In the new playing system, where every point holds significant weight, Zhang now finds herself in an advantageous position, regardless of the outcome of the last group match tomorrow.

Edward Ly and Jia Yuan kick off Day 2 with early morning victories 

Edward Ly and Jia Yuan have set the tone for day 2 with impeccable performances, each securing flawless victories in their opening matches. Ly emerged triumphant over Aditya Sareen with a commanding 4-0 win (11-7, 11-6, 11-7, 11-9), while Yuan dominated Jocelyn Lam with a 4-0 victory (11-6, 11-4, 11-4, 11-9).

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