Apolonia: "I Am Sad And Angry"

Apolonia: "I am sad and angry"
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Tiago Apolonia expressed his disappointment after the 2015 German Open. The Portuguese player faced a close defeat against Japan's Masaki Yoshida and complained about umpires' performace. But he made clear that that wasn't the reason of his defeat.

Tiago Apolonia was one of players eliminated in the first round of the 2015 German Open. The Portuguese player lost to Masaki Yoshida by 8-11, 11-3, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7, 6-11, 3-11. 

After his defeat, Apolonia shared some thoughts on his facebook fan page. He said that he has played more than 20 years and experienced a lot things in table tennis. But he had never had negative feelings to the sport until last week. 

He explained that he and Yoshida were often warned and penalized by the umpires, what overshadowed the match itself. 

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