Bolls wins Japan Open
Second Tme in Japan
Volkswagen Open - Japan, Yokohama
RYU Seung Min of Korea and Timo BOLL of Germany were the two players contesting the Menís Singles final at the Volkswagen Open Japan in Yokohama on Sunday 25th September 2005.
The Korean is the reigning Olympic champion but against Timo BOLL he has experienced problems in the past.
Every time the two had met previously in World Ranking events, Timo BOLL had always won.
Meanwhile, the third duel had taken place in the European Champions League, the second semi final match between GŲnnern and NiederŲsterreich, when the German had won in seven games.
The German attacked quickly after the service; left handed his forehand topspin went like lightning across the diagonal into the body of RYU Seung Min. Timo BOLL, as MA Long had done earlier in the day, usually attacked RYU Seung Minís backhand at the earliest opportunity. RYU Seung Min was always under pressure trying to play his powerful forehand.
RYU Seung Min kept trying but could never gain a lead. BOLL led 9-7 and was serving; a weak service return by RYU Seung Min; BOLL attacked ferociously and somehow the Korea blocked the return wide and out of reach of BOLL.
It was the second time he had won in Japan, in 2003 he had won the ITTF Pro Tour Japan OPen, in 2005 he regained the title. He was the winner of the Menís Singles title at the Volkswagen Open Japan 2005.
Timo BOLL (GER) bt RYU Seung Min (KOR) 11-9, 12-10, 11-4, 11-8
Image: Timo BOLL, the Men's Singles champion at the Volkswagen Open Japan in 2005
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