2013 Spanish Open: Semifinalists Defined! (Videos)

2013 Spanish Open: Semifinalists defined! (VIDEOS)
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There were no surprises in the women competition of the 2013 Spanish Open. Top seeds Shen Yanfei, Matilda Ekholm, Lee Ho Ching and Jiang Huajun reached semifinals. On the contrary, top seeds of the men's event suffered early departure, except for Brazil's Cazuo Matsumoto. 

Favorites reached semifinals of the women's event at the 2013 Spanish Open. To reach semifinals, She Yanfei had to beat her compatriots Maria Xiao and Galia Dvorak. Jiang Huajun didn't have problems to progress to penultimate stage after defeating Italy's Debora Vivarelli by 4:1 and Hong Kong's NG Wing Nam by 4:1. Lee Ho Ching overcame Kathrin Muhlbach and Dana Cechova by 4:0. On the contrary, Matilda Ekholm had a hard match against Romania's Iulia Necula but she managed to beat her by 4:3. In quarterfinals, she had an easier match and defeated Spain's Zhu Fang by 4:0. 

Semifinals: 

Shen Yanfei vs Lee Ho Ching

Matilda Ekholm vs Jiang Huajun

Things were different in the men's competition. Cazuo Matsumoto was the only top seed who reached semifinals. The Brazilian player beat France's Abdel-Kader Salifou by 4:2 and Portugal's Andree Silva by 4:3. First top seeded He Zhiwen suffered defeat by hands of his compatriot Marc Duran by 4:2. Duran progressed to semifinals after beating Khalid Assar by 4:2. In quarterfinals, Christophe Legout stopped Alexandre Robinot, who beat Saive in the first round, by beating him by 4:2. 

Sweden's Hampus Nordberg will face Legout in semifinals after beating Thomas Le Breton by 4:1 in quarterfinals. In the other semifinals, Marc Duran will meet Cazuo Matsumoto. 

Abdel-Kader Salifou vs Mattias Oversjo Video kindly shared by TableTennisEvents

Wong Chun Ting vs Alexandre Robinot Video kindly shared by ttlondon2012

Christophe Legout vs Alexandre Robinot

Video kindly shared by ttlondon2012

Andre Silva vs Jon Persson

Video kindly shared by TableTennisEvents

Photo and info. source: juegosyolimpicos.com - ittf.com 

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Men Women July 2014
Ranking Player +/-
1
Xu Xin Xu Xin China
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2
Ma Long Ma Long China
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3
Fan Zhendong Fan Zhendong China
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4
Dimitrij Ovtcharov Dimitrij Ovtcharov Germany
0
5
Zhang Jike Zhang Jike China
0
6
Wang Hao Wang Hao China
0
7
Chuang Chih-Yuan Chuang Chih-Yuan Chinese Taipei
0
8
Jun Mizutani Jun Mizutani Japan
0
9
Yan An Yan An China
0
10
Timo Boll Timo Boll Germany
0