2024 Table Tennis World Cup Singles Main Draw Preview

In the Women’s Singles, World No.1 Sun Yingsha prepares to kick off her main draw campaign against compatriot Chen Xingtong. Sun enters the match filled with determination, seeking redemption after her recent loss to Chen at the Singapore Smash 2024.

In the lower half of the draw:

  • Wang Manyu is set to square off against Bernadette Szocs, marking their first encounter since 2018.
  • Szocs is determined to advance beyond the round of 16. She expressed, “My expectation is to reach the semi-final. This is my dream. I know, I need to take it match by match. I will also focus on my game, because it’s the most important. If I play what I am practicing and I can play my best, the results will come,” Szocs said.

Defending champion Chen Meng is poised to face Suthasini Sawettabut in the Women’s Singles. Chen aims for her fifth consecutive victory against Sawettabut.

In the Men’s Singles:

  • World No.1 Wang Chuqin will take on Hugo Calderano in his opening match.
  • Wang aims to extend his dominance and secure advancement to the next round.
  • Meanwhile, Calderano enters the main draw on the back of a series of strong performances, aiming for success in this World Cup.

Defending champion and four-time Men’s World Cup winner, Fan Zhendong, has his first matchup against teammate Lin Shidong.

  • Fan seeks vengeance for his previous loss and aims to continue his campaign to make history with a record-breaking 5th Men’s World Cup title.

Omar Assar, the top points scorer in the Men’s Singles during Stage 1, is set to compete against Shunsuke Togami.

  • Togami, who is having a remarkable debut in the World Cup, seeks to maintain his momentum as he enters the main draw.
  • This match will be their first meeting since 2022, with Assar having emerged victorious 3-1.

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