ITTF World Cup Macao 2024: Exciting Table Tennis Action Returns

The ITTF Men’s and Women’s World Cup Macao 2024 is finally here! Staged from Monday, April 15th to Sunday, April 21st at the illustrious Galaxy Arena in Macao, this marks the long-awaited return of the singles World Cup after a three-year hiatus. With a brand-new playing format, table tennis enthusiasts can expect to be captivated throughout the tournament.

The Galaxy Arena in Macao will be the center of table tennis action for the next week. The event will run from April 15th to April 21st, providing ample opportunities for fans to witness the thrilling competition.

This year’s World Cup features an expanded field of 48 players per event category, setting the stage for an exciting return of the singles World Cup and promising more intense action than ever before. The full player list is available on the event page.

Fans can look forward to seeing some familiar faces, as the 2020 Men’s and Women’s World Cup champions return to defend their titles. Fan Zhendong aims to secure a record-breaking fifth Men’s World Cup title, while Chen Meng seeks to continue her dominance with a second Women’s World Cup triumph. Additionally, the current World No. 1’s, Wang Chuqin and Sun Yingsha, as well as the current World Youth Champions, Lin Shidong and Kuai Man, will be among the players to watch.

The tournament will be split into two stages, with players competing in groups of three during Stage 1. The top player from each group will advance to the knockout Stage 2. On top of the prestigious Evans and Hammarlund Cup, a share of a USD 1,000,000 prize pool is up for grabs.

Viewers around the world can tune in to catch the action, with broadcasters such as ECLAT KOREA, TV TOKYO, SuperSport, and RMC Sport providing coverage. The Stage 1 draw will take place on Sunday, April 14th at 3:00 PM local time and can be watched live on the ITTF YouTube account.

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