Bundesliga players put an end to their holidays because the season 2012-13 starts with weekend. The novelty of this season is that all matches will be broadcast on Internet, in contrast to last season where one match per round was broadcast. And then you will be able to find matches on demand on ttbl.tv. First matches broadcast of last season were only available to German territory as a probe mode but then matches were available to users in other countries. Therefore, it is expected that live streaming is available to all table tennis fans around the world again.
In the first match of the season on Saturday, Timo Boll's Borussia Dusseldorf will receive Petr Korbel's Herne. However, the match of the round will be Ochsenhausen vs Saarbrucken, Bundesliga runner-up and German cup winner. Ochsenhausen will be led by Tiago Apolonia but the big attraction is the former Olympic champion Ryu Seungmin. Besides, Ochsenhausen will count on Russia's Kirill Skachkov and England's Liam Pitchford. On the other hand, Saarbrucken didn't sign new players and kept Bastian Steger, Joao Monteiro and Bojan Tokic.
Zugbrucke Grenzau and Werder Bremen will meet in the third match of the round. Grenzau hopes to have a better season with Ruwen Filus and Andrej Gacina. However, Werder Bremen also played its cards and signed Chuang Chih-Yuan and Paul Drinkhall, who join to Adrian Crisan and Constantin Cioti.
The fourth match between Fulda-Maberzell and Pluderhausen will be held on Sunday 2nd September. Fulda-Maberzell will jump into the arena without Jan-Ove Waldner, who went back to Swedish League. Therefore, Robert Svensson, Wang Xi and Patrick Franziska, new signing, will defend club's honour in this season. Pluderhausen will be led by Aleksandar Karakasevic together with Phillip Floritz and new players Torben Wosik and England's Andrew Baggaley.
Frickenhausen is free in the first round. so Koki Niwa, Kenta Matsudaira, Steffen Mengel and Yang Wang will make their debut against Saarbrucken on Sunday 9th September.
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