by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager
Furthermore, he’s the one participant on obligation in Spa who has an ITTF World Junior Circuit Boys’ Singles title to his credit score; notably in 2016, he received in Croatia.
However, two gamers on obligation in Belgium, each from Japan, have come shut. In 2016 Aoto Asazu, the no.three seed in Spa, was the runner up in Slovakia, final yr in Slovenia, it was the identical end for Takeru Kashiwa, the no.four seed.
All have been on ITTF World Junior Circuit obligation this yr, as has Portugal’s José Pedro Francisco, the no.2 seed; nevertheless, none has as but set the world alight. Both Aoto Asazu and Takeru Kashiwa reached the quarter-final stage in Sweden. Ioannis Sgouropoulos departed in the third spherical in the Czech Republic on his one look of the yr so far, a end that in the identical match utilized to José Pedro Francisco.
It may be very a lot the identical for the following names in the Spa order of benefit. Portugal’s Vitor Amorin is the no.5 seed, adopted by Belgium’s Laurens Devos and Spain’s Francisco Miguel Ruiz.
One look so far on this yr’s ITTF World Junior Circuit, Vitor Amorin departed proceedings in spherical two in Italy, Laurens Devos one spherical later in Sweden. Meanwhile, for Francisco Miguel Ruiz who has been in motion in the Czech Republic, Italy and Sweden, he has but to advance past the second spherical.
The host nation’s Jacques Quentin completes the top eight names in the Junior Boys’ Singles occasion; he’s making his first look of the yr on the ITTF World Junior Circuit.
Play commences with the Junior Boys’ Singles occasion.
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