The final would be a dream
Only the best players may start at the World Cup – and maximum two per nation. At the event which will take place from 20 to 22nd October in Liège/Belgium the German hopes are especially resting on the no. 2 of the seating list Dimitrij Ovtcharov. Dima became already twice third (2013 and 2015) at the prestigious event and has still good memories to the last World Cup in Belgium:” In 2013 I finally lost the semi-final against Xu Xin in a tough match while being ahead 3:2 in sets and 6:4 in the sixth being very near to the victory. In the end I took the bronze medal winning the play-off for third place against Timo Boll. I hope that in Liège I can be similarly successful or even better.”

This time Ovtcharov cannot meet Xu XI. The two qualified Chinese are Ma Long and Lin Gaoyuan. Timo Boll will also participate in Liège beside other strong competitors. Ovtcharov emphasizes: There are many very good players there. The final would be a dream. But one thing is certain: Ma Long is the clear favorite.”

At least the DONIC star feels fit and in good form. And in Liège he can rely on the table equipment. The Men’s World Cup is played on DONIC World Champion TC tables – only the best for the best.