Going well in France. The ITTF WHT, with just two exemptions are still in the race as of this morning.. Still undefeated are Bryan Afanador – Puerto Rico, Charles Deng – USA , Fermin Tenti from Argentina and Patryk Zatowka from Poland. Christof Christonov from Cyprus registered a couple of losses yesterday – but is in the race.
Pretty impressive showing actually from a few of the players.. Young Fermin Tenti is something else in terms of talent and touch. His game is not always stringed together from a tactical point of view – but the entertainment level is on the other hand tremendously high.. Charles Deng could very well – in a few years, be the real thing for the growing and fast developing US market.. Powerful he is – good service as well . The head coach Dejan Papic and team manager Zita Pidl is also praising a fantastic concentration and consistency in practice shown by the 12 year old from Houston , Texas .
Among the girls , Salma Khaled from Egypt has advanced without losses to the third stage and aso Janina Neito from Peru and Angelina Tang An Qi from Malaysia , playing in the girls 1998 competition are both through to the final knock out stage starting this afternoon.
Will update later on with more exact results..