Alex Table Tennis - MyTableTennis.NET Homepage
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - 2019 ITTF-Pan American Cup
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

2019 ITTF-Pan American Cup

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
DonnOlsen View Drop Down
Silver Member
Silver Member
Avatar

Joined: 11/15/2008
Location: Maryland, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 536
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DonnOlsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: 2019 ITTF-Pan American Cup
    Posted: 01/29/2019 at 9:48pm
Hi,

Here in the Western Hemisphere, the next big event is the 2019 ITTF-Pan American Cup.

On the women's side, I see four big guns as contenders; Mo Zhang, Adriana Diaz, Bruna Takahashi, and Lily Zhang.  I will be very surprised if the winner does not come out of this list.  The evidence spotted recently is that all of these four have prepared diligently for this event, as it is a qualifier for the World Cup.  Anybody can beat anybody among the four, so it likely is the case the winner will be the one who has a tournament near her peak level of performance.  

With Lily graduating from college, she has had time to prepare, so she is dangerous.  Adriana Diaz just gets better and better every time we see her, so she would be the objective favorite.  Bruna "she of no fear" Takahashi gives quarter to no one, so a thrilling show from her will soon be here, and Mo Zhang has been running a more serious thread of effort and participation of late, coupled with her experience and recent quality play, will be on her best performance behavior.

On the men's, we have the "Western Hemisphere's Ma Long" in the great Hugo Calderano.  As a winner par excellence, I anticipate his success will be systematic.  Gustavo Tsuboi has been a first rate player for quite some time now, so he will be ready to demonstrate on the table the justification for the respect we have for his impressive play.  The rest of the field will have a particularly sharp response if given the opportunity against the rising adulation of Kanak Jha.  He should expect their very best to come at him at every turn.

The tournament is Feb 1 - 3.  Let's go!

Thanks, 
Donn

F = ma The most useful physical law every devised.
Back to Top
pongfugrasshopper View Drop Down
Gold Member
Gold Member
Avatar

Joined: 03/22/2015
Location: USA
Status: Offline
Points: 1756
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pongfugrasshopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01/29/2019 at 10:28pm
I want Lily to win. But I have to admit, I’ve been very impressed with Adriana this past year. She’s beaten WR16 Sofia Polcanova , Matilda Ekholm, and most impressive of all, Shi Xunyao of China.
Back to Top
VladCeller View Drop Down
Gold Member
Gold Member


Joined: 12/09/2015
Location: die Evil Empire
Status: Offline
Points: 1036
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote VladCeller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01/30/2019 at 8:03am
In the latest ITTF ranking, she is already in the thirtieth place ...
Back to Top
pongfugrasshopper View Drop Down
Gold Member
Gold Member
Avatar

Joined: 03/22/2015
Location: USA
Status: Offline
Points: 1756
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pongfugrasshopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/02/2019 at 4:06pm
Lily vs. Mo right now
Back to Top
pongfugrasshopper View Drop Down
Gold Member
Gold Member
Avatar

Joined: 03/22/2015
Location: USA
Status: Offline
Points: 1756
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pongfugrasshopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/02/2019 at 5:25pm
Lily could not deal with Mo's control game in the end. I think Adriana's offense will be too much for Mo's soft, controlled countering game.
Back to Top
amateur View Drop Down
Premier Member
Premier Member
Avatar

Joined: 02/29/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 3908
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote amateur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/03/2019 at 2:33pm
Kanak Jha beat Tsuboi (for the first time?) and will meet Calderano in the final. Both have clinched their ticket to the World Cup.

Adriana Diaz beat Wu Yue 4-3 - good for her and the Puerto Rico crowd. Zhang Mo awaits.

Back to Top
pipboy76 View Drop Down
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: 10/01/2018
Location: Europe
Status: Offline
Points: 211
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pipboy76 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/03/2019 at 2:45pm
Was very strange seeing Calderano struggle against the Paraguayan player. His level should be much higher than his considering how last year in the same tournament he swept him quite easily. At first i thought no chance for Kanak against Hugo but honestly now i'm not so sure. 
Back to Top
pipboy76 View Drop Down
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: 10/01/2018
Location: Europe
Status: Offline
Points: 211
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pipboy76 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/03/2019 at 2:46pm
Originally posted by amateur amateur wrote:

Kanak Jha beat Tsuboi (for the first time?) and will meet Calderano in the final. Both have clinched their ticket to the World Cup.

Adriana Diaz beat Wu Yue 4-3 - good for her and the Puerto Rico crowd. Zhang Mo awaits.

Not the first time. He beat him in 2017 in the same tournament 3-2 in the group stage.
Back to Top
mykonos96 View Drop Down
Silver Member
Silver Member
Avatar

Joined: 07/19/2018
Location: Southam
Status: Offline
Points: 851
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mykonos96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/03/2019 at 3:14pm
Originally posted by pipboy76 pipboy76 wrote:

Originally posted by amateur amateur wrote:

Kanak Jha beat Tsuboi (for the first time?) and will meet Calderano in the final. Both have clinched their ticket to the World Cup.

Adriana Diaz beat Wu Yue 4-3 - good for her and the Puerto Rico crowd. Zhang Mo awaits.

Not the first time. He beat him in 2017 in the same tournament 3-2 in the group stage.

Huge mistake to change equipment before a big tournament
Back to Top
pongfugrasshopper View Drop Down
Gold Member
Gold Member
Avatar

Joined: 03/22/2015
Location: USA
Status: Offline
Points: 1756
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pongfugrasshopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/03/2019 at 7:43pm
What a great moment for Adriana Diaz and for Puerto Rico! They needed something like this after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
Back to Top
FruitLoop View Drop Down
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: 09/20/2018
Location: Europe
Status: Offline
Points: 408
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FruitLoop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/03/2019 at 10:22pm
Originally posted by mykonos96 mykonos96 wrote:

Originally posted by pipboy76 pipboy76 wrote:

Originally posted by amateur amateur wrote:

Kanak Jha beat Tsuboi (for the first time?) and will meet Calderano in the final. Both have clinched their ticket to the World Cup.

Adriana Diaz beat Wu Yue 4-3 - good for her and the Puerto Rico crowd. Zhang Mo awaits.

Not the first time. He beat him in 2017 in the same tournament 3-2 in the group stage.

Huge mistake to change equipment before a big tournament

Who and what?
Back to Top
jfolsen View Drop Down
Silver Member
Silver Member


Joined: 03/15/2006
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 696
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jfolsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/03/2019 at 10:45pm
Originally posted by FruitLoop FruitLoop wrote:

Originally posted by mykonos96 mykonos96 wrote:

Originally posted by pipboy76 pipboy76 wrote:

Originally posted by amateur amateur wrote:

Kanak Jha beat Tsuboi (for the first time?) and will meet Calderano in the final. Both have clinched their ticket to the World Cup.

Adriana Diaz beat Wu Yue 4-3 - good for her and the Puerto Rico crowd. Zhang Mo awaits.

Not the first time. He beat him in 2017 in the same tournament 3-2 in the group stage.

Huge mistake to change equipment before a big tournament

Who and what?


Hugo Calderano switched sponsorship to Xiom a month ago.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.107 seconds.

Become a Fan on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Web Wiz News
About MyTableTennis.NET | Forum Help | Disclaimer

MyTableTennis.NET is the trading name of Alex Table Tennis Ltd.

Copyright ©2003-2019 Alex Table Tennis Ltd. All rights reserved.