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Jun Mizutani Wins Dramatic Hungarian Final

ITTF Press Release



Top seed, Japanís 21 year old Jun MIZUTANI won the Menís Singles title at the JOOLA Hungarian Open in BudaŲrs on Sunday 17th October 2010, recovering from a three games to one deficit to beat Chinese Taipeiís CHUANG Chih-Yuan by the narrowest possible margin in the deciding seventh games.

It was for Jun MIZUTANI the second ITTF Pro Tour Menís Singles title of his career; in 2009 he succeeded at the Korean Open.

Sadly for CHUANG Chih-Yuan, it was again so near yet so far; it was the tenth time in eleven appearances at an open international tournament on the ITTF Pro Tour that he has finished in runners up spot. The one win came at the Brazil Open in 2003.

However, he does have a degree of compensation; in 2002 in Stockholm he won the Menís Singles title at the ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals.

Success for Jun MIZUTANI and in the Womenís Singles event it was victory for Hong Kongís TIE Yana; she beat Romaniaís 21 year old Elizabeta SAMARA in the final, a player ten years her junior.

The victory gave TIE Yana the eighth ITTF Pro Tour Womenís Singles title of her career and brought to an end a barren spell; her most recent win prior to her success in BudaŲrs was in April 2007 in Brazil.

Meanwhile, in the doubles events it was success for Japan.

Kenta MATSUDAIRA and Koki NIWA won the Menís Doubles title beating Jun MIZUTANI and Kaii YOSHIDA in all Japanese final; similarly in the Womenís Doubles event it was success for Japan.

Ai FUKUHARA and Kasumi ISHIKAWA combined to overcome the partnership of Russiaís Svetlana GANINA and Viktoria PAVLOVICH of Belarus.

Menís Singles
Semi-Finals

Jun MIZUTANI (JPN) bt Dmitrij PROKOPCOV (CZE) 11-8, 6-11, 11-6, 14-12, 11-8
CHUANG Chih-Yuan (TPE) bt Kenta MATSUDAIRA (JPN) 11-4, 0-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-5

Final
Jun MIZUTANI (JPN) bt CHUANG Chih-Yuan (TPE) 11-7, 9-11, 10-12, 5-11, 11-7, 11-8, 14-12

Womenís Singles
Semi-Finals

Elizabeta SAMARA (ROU) bt Viktoria PAVLOVICH (BLR) 11-7, 12-10, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8
TIE Yana (HKG) by LAU Sui Fei (HKG) 11-9, 11-7, 10-12, 11-6, 7-11, 11-5

Final
TIE Yana (HKG) bt Elizabeta SAMARA (ROU) 8-11, 11-4, 11-4, 14-12, 8-11, 11-4

Menís Doubles
Final
Kenta MATSUDAIRA / Koki NIWA (JPN) bt Jun MIZUTANI / Kaii YOSHIDA (JPN) 11-8, 11-8, 11-6, 8-11, 8-11, 11-8

Womenís Doubles
Final

Ai FUKUHARA / Kasumi ISHIKAWA (JPN) bt Svetlana GANINA / Viktoria PAVLOVICH (RUS/BLR) 11-4, 11-8, 7-11, 11-3, 11-4




 


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