Timo Boll vs Kanak Jha | 2021 World Table Tennis Championships Finals | MS | QF

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Luis Ujueta
Luis Ujueta

You know that you are in trouble when you are playing against the person who gave the name of the racket you are using! simple a really legend Timo .

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Gile Kopi
Gile Kopi

Hahah.. Like zoran primorac...a lot player use his blade facing him like kreanga. Schagler

Vor 21 Tag
quickzilver3333
quickzilver3333

@TT~Jesus You miss the point. The above comment said that Kanak Jha was in trouble because he was using Timo Boll Blade. My point is Ma Long used Timo Boll Blade before and beat Timo Boll with that blade. You went off to Never Land and explain how to use and chose a blade...hahaha!

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dodoweirdo
dodoweirdo

@TT~Jesus that was a great explanation and just solidified my decision to get a HLV with H8 rubber on FH! Thanks!

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Аркадий Валуев
Аркадий Валуев

Timo plays nowadays , using butterfly Primorac carbon blade, because it's the fastest paddle ever, especially during classic topspin.

Vor Monat
TT~Jesus
TT~Jesus

@quickzilver3333 Ma Long has been using his own signature OFF+ Inner-carbon blade (the DHS Long 5) for ages now. In fact, most guys have figured out that that's the ideal type of blade (Inner-carbon, but OFF+ as well) for the plastic ball era. So, all you amateurs should do yourselves a favour and try OFF Inner-carbon blades, not OFF+, until you reach the peak of the amateur level of table tennis. Also, amateurs should never be using any Dignics or Tenergy of any sort. In fact, stay away from the mechanical gripping rubbers altogether until you're at the peak of amateur table tennis. Until then, use the H3 Neo Blue Sponge 39 or 40 degrees on your FH (either provincial or national depending on your budget) and H3 Neo soft 37 degrees on your BH (provincial or national). This is very similar to what Ma uses, except Ma uses a 42 degree blue sponge version of the original H3 on the FH and they put a special booster on his sponge, making it FEEL like a 39 or 40 degree sponge. And he uses the 37 degree national version of the H3 Neo on the BH. And if you notice, Ma plays like a robot basically. He consistently gets everything back and he doesn't aim to win with anything other than doing all the normal stuff that you're supposed to do. And he just stays consistent and doesn't give up stupid mistakes. The rubbers and his blade make this possible, as he didn't start playing like the consistently best player in the world until he changed his blade to the Inner-carbon and he changed his BH rubber from a T05 to the H3 Neo soft. He also changed his BH technique when he switched equipment. He really didn't have a choice since Chinese rubbers require a totally different technique compared to euro/japanese rubbers. So, to all you amateurs out there: STOP TRYING TO USE WHAT THE PROFESSIONALS USE! Use an OFF Inner-carbon blade that's under 90g and above 84g. And use Chinese rubbers on both sides like I've described. Also, never forget that the game is more about spin than it is about speed, and that it's more about following your serves with quality attacks than it is about serving nasty serves. Serving and receiving is at least 75% of the game. That's how important it is to be a great serve returner and a great 3rd ball attacker. If you can't serve and receive, then it doesn't matter how good you are at anything else because you won't be able to use your best stuff unless you can serve and receive. Anyway, stay loose and get your feet to the spots as soon as you can, rather than reaching out for the ball and swinging awkwardly. Be sure to back up when you know an attack is coming because it's always way easier to come forward to get to a ball than it is to back off when you're in too close. And finally, attack with your FH as often as possible, and don't allow your opponent to steal the attack from you. The best way to ensure this is to attack with 80% effort at the most, and immediately adjust your feet after every attack, before your opponent hits the ball back. Control, consistency, and spin are the best attributes to have besides 3rd ball attacking and serve returning. But really, a lot of this comes down to your equipment and your feet. Players who choose their equipment very well and players who get their feet to the spot early with great anticipation tend to play the best. So, instead of working on technique, work on getting your feet correct and in the right spots. You'll find that you seem to be a lot more consistent when your feet are correct. And instead of working on different shots and whatever, focus on serving, getting your opponents to return your serves exactly where you want them to and how you want them to, and attacking the 3rd ball to somewhere that's tough for the opponent to hit back. And then, work on returning really tough serves to good spots and then preparing for the incoming attack. Learn the tendencies and what to do in each situation when it comes to serving and returning. And i guarantee you that you will suddenly become a much stronger player just from doing what I've said. You're all welcome!

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Bommel
Bommel

40 years old. Unbelievable. What a legend! My favorite player. Hopefully his body won’t betray him any time soon. He still needs to play next olympics.

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SK Major
SK Major

Omicron is so mild and timo boll is a world class athlete I dont think hes worried about the sniffles

Vor 11 Tage
uRStrik3R
uRStrik3R

@D X u mad?!

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D X
D X

@SK Major he's geriatric, and there's omicron now.

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SK Major
SK Major

​@D X why would he end up in ICU from COVID? his health and fitness are optimal lowest risk category

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D X
D X

with covid and any luck, he'll be in an ICU before then.

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1 Jahr älter als das Jahr
1 Jahr älter als das Jahr

What a legend. Almost won every long rally with this pain.

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Fynn Weiler
Fynn Weiler

@gió injured before the game

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gió
gió

What happened?

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Mic sio
Mic sio

looks like abdominal muscle strain. thats out of this world how handicapped he looks. and still manages to win with adapting and playing completely limited. a masterpiece!

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Arlen
Arlen

@Furqan Ul haq Yes but how did he injure himself without playing that match? Anyway hope he somehow pulls through and makes it to the final

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Furqan Ul haq
Furqan Ul haq

@Arlen i believe it was wang yang over whome he got the walkover. Would have been fairly easy anyways considering how in-form he looked in his games especially with that chinese dude.

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Yitao Yu
Yitao Yu

@Arlen yeah I really thought he was lucky but now to look back I think good fortune always comes with a price. I really hope he can make it to the finals

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Arlen
Arlen

@Yitao YuIronic since he got a walkover before. Really hoping on Timo to take the championship but with this injury it seems very unlikely, even if he makes the final :/

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Yoshi
Yoshi

@loukas371 6:54

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Albert Świrta
Albert Świrta

21 years ago Timo won his first European Championships medal, and 17 years ago he won his first World Championships medal. It's incredible that after these years we see 40 y.o. fighter who is still on a podium in each events and olympic games, great respect Timo!

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Amid Ardakani
Amid Ardakani

In the last serve return, the short push was beyond world-class!

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Stephen Garrett
Stephen Garrett

absolutely right!

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Kii-San
Kii-San

@mindrover777 And with a feint hehe

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Yang Kills
Yang Kills

he used that "last-game" trick for many times, like 2017 against Gaoyuan Lin

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mindrover777
mindrover777

😂, that was one hell of a short push.

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Young! Boys Hameln
Young! Boys Hameln

What a fight from Timo Boll!! Injured but still manages to win

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loukas371
loukas371

omg no, what happened???

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Vitaliy Chobotenko
Vitaliy Chobotenko

Hope that everything will be ok with Timo. What a legend!

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Nima Kh
Nima Kh

#3:34 You can clearly see Timo working through the pain. What a legend!

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Leo Nawroth
Leo Nawroth

Wow that looks so painful, what a beast to keep on playing.

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Anatoly Alexeenko
Anatoly Alexeenko

Какое всё таки сокровище мы имеем в виде Тимо для настольного тениса. Так хочется, чтобы он и дальше играл на высочайшем уровне. Великий спортсмен.

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Аркадий Валуев
Аркадий Валуев

Timo has the best sportmanship ever. He's a gentleman of table tennis, like Roger Federer, a true legend. Thanks to God, we can see him in our days. He stopped the youngster from USA in his style.

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kennikitty
kennikitty

This was so hard to watch due to Timo's pain. Powering throught that and still winning the match, he definately hasn't lost his iron will during his long career. Very very well deserved win. I hope he'll be able to play the semi. I'd love to see him advane to the final, but it'll be tough.

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zhenyu liu
zhenyu liu

What a legend Timo is. Best of luck for the semifinal!

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Secret Wang
Secret Wang

hope timo can soon recover from the injury. I am his fan for many years, this might have been his best chance to won the wttc in his career of more than 20 years. (though it's still hard to beat FZD even if he is 100% healthy)

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ritterbruder212
ritterbruder212

I watched this match in person. It was legendary watching Timo play through being hurt!

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Alberto D
Alberto D

Experience over youth! What a game! Great Timo!

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Петр Смирнов
Петр Смирнов

Thats not just experience, he is allaround better player now. Its Timo u are talking about, not Karakashevich, He Zhi Wen or Ni Xia Lian.

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Gabe's Aquatics
Gabe's Aquatics

Absolute legend! Even with a B game due to some injury, he still manages to overcome this! Mad respect!

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Jim Langley
Jim Langley

That was a fine match against one of the greats of all time, Kanak. Well done!!

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abetroll01
abetroll01

Kanak Jha's passion was infectious at this tournament. I cheered my ass off for him from the crowd. Keep going Kanak!! You're a real inspiration!

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Otis Skopik
Otis Skopik

Crazy fight by TImo. WOW what a legend

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ZT Y
ZT Y

After two decades, Timo is still rolling forward, incredible!

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S A
S A

40 year old and with stomach pain, Boll, how did you do this? You are a legend

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Яро Енг
Яро Енг

Прекрасный чемпионат, великолепные матчи!

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Douglas Silva de Sousa
Douglas Silva de Sousa

Temos que parabenizar esse grande Mesatenista, com a idade que está jogando em altíssimo ritmo.

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Ninja Warrior Fanclub
Ninja Warrior Fanclub

Timo Boll is such an Inspiration and also a super sympatic person

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Bisu Jin
Bisu Jin

What a legend, I first saw him is when he vs Kong Linghui, which was really long time ago.

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AJITKUMAR BEHERA
AJITKUMAR BEHERA

Timo!!! What a player! Massive respect for this legend. Time n again he proves that age is just a number.

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Mike D
Mike D

Congrats to Timo! Great effort by Kanak who still needs improvement to win these big matches!

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algis petras
algis petras

Just amazing,bravo Timo.Hope he recovers for SF.

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mindrover777
mindrover777

Doesn't matter anyways. But will be good match.

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Chee Chinwong
Chee Chinwong

Timo Boll play is incredible, even in pain!

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Nighter
Nighter

5:49 wow you can feel Timo's pain in that scream, kinda got me a little worried there

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TheNextPhaseMusic
TheNextPhaseMusic

Really really hope he'll recover in time!

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うぃーん中ペン裏裏
うぃーん中ペン裏裏

Injured? Oh no! What a legend! You are SUPER! WE ALL LOVE YOU!

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Grace Wong
Grace Wong

Timo is a true fighter🥺

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Max Chen
Max Chen

Amazing Boll! Better quality and power than last few years. Unbelievable!

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Krzysztof Szajberski
Krzysztof Szajberski

BrawoTimo za postawę mimo kontuzji - gratuluję wspaniałej formy!!!

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stefan reuter
stefan reuter

Congratulations Timo!!!! What a phenomenal match👍👍👍

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Lennart Wimmers
Lennart Wimmers

Amazing Game. Congrats to Timo

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Tirthadip Ghosh
Tirthadip Ghosh

i bet 75% of people will be supporting Timo to win this, 22 %for FZD, 2 %for Truls and 1 %for LJK

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abhijit vartak
abhijit vartak

Timo will be remained in our hearts. He is the only one after Jan ove waldner to keep Chinese player's on their toes. About Kanak jha I must say he has the bright future 👍🏽

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Mimi Petersen
Mimi Petersen

Okay this was one of those matches I wanted both to win LOL. But now it's Timo all the way! Do it for us old folks Timo!

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mindrover777
mindrover777

😂let's go.....

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BS N
BS N

He is a living Legend!

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Chencai Wang
Chencai Wang

Go Go Go, Timo, You are my hero

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tj _
tj _

Yes finally, hopefully Timo is ok

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Ritesh Das
Ritesh Das

Timo man - you are God !! … what a come back - what a game !!Love you bro - go for the gold !!

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Michael Farmhand
Michael Farmhand

He’s not God, please let’s not get carried away

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Arthur Souza Lima
Arthur Souza Lima

TIMO ALL THE WAY TO THE FINAL!

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Tim Jow
Tim Jow

Congratulations Timo! keep winning.

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Per Irgens Olsson
Per Irgens Olsson

Timo feels like hes been playing in top level forever! maybe even longer than Waldner did

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Yitao Yu
Yitao Yu

respect to Timo Boll.

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Raymond Chambers
Raymond Chambers

Was so happy. This made me so happppyyyy. Get some more experience m boy. One thing I noticed about watching many Timo matches is he learns how his opponents play so fast. He sits there.. watches.. and nothing surprises him twice although his expression never changes hahaha Love it

Vor 18 Tage
Jason Urroz
Jason Urroz

Props to Jha for putting up a good fight!

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Максим Таганов
Максим Таганов

Legenda👏👏👏

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Steph de Chatillon
Steph de Chatillon

Timo was already a legend, now he is also a hero.

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Michel Schweinsberg
Michel Schweinsberg

Wow I haven't followed table tennis in a while but I used to all the time. I can't remember the last time we had a world class player here in the United States. If Jha is playing Boll he must be pretty damn good.

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White Horse
White Horse

You can see at 0:30 Timo Boll has already felt the stomach pain from his injury, then more clearly was at 5:49 moment!

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gsm. mIxeR
gsm. mIxeR

Канак конечно пацан талантливый, но Болл и не таких переезжал катком, хотя мне показалось, что ему подарили две партии. Если Болл займёт 2 место, это будет отличный финал его карьеры

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varun reddy Mothe
varun reddy Mothe

still kanak jha made history reaching quarters . first american male in 60 years

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Philip Murray
Philip Murray

Timo & Jan Ove...the legends!!...hope Moregaard in 2 or 3 years can follow them...

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Thomas Murach
Thomas Murach

What a Great Player !! The best of 20.Years TT.

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Carol Zhang
Carol Zhang

Legend Timo!

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Аркадий Валуев
Аркадий Валуев

Timo, du bist der beste Spieler der Welt! Weiter, immer weiter! Danke dir vielmals!

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Miguel53de
Miguel53de

What a fighter. Respect. But will he be able to play the halve finale?

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Irwan Krisnawan
Irwan Krisnawan

@Miguel53de It will be close game, for my personal opinion Timo will win with his experience

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Miguel53de
Miguel53de

@Irwan Krisnawan As we know in the meantime, it was too much. What a pity, what could have happend if he Timo would have been in his best shape?

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Irwan Krisnawan
Irwan Krisnawan

And he will face another youngster

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Fynn Weiler
Fynn Weiler

He said hes is working with his doctors on it. He said he will try to find a way to play in the semis

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YSY윤세용
YSY윤세용

It is unimagineable that 40 years old timo win! he is real legend

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Jns. s
Jns. s

So happy for Timo. What a man.

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Lizard King
Lizard King

Boll -the Living Legend-✌

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Alex G.
Alex G.

Timo hurt himself during the point at 3:30. That first FH down the line he paused after he hit it.

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Alex G.
Alex G.

@Mohamed Osman Based on the other reply, sounds like you're correct. :)

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Alex G.
Alex G.

@Tom G Thank you for the additional info!

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Tom G
Tom G

He played with the injury the whole week - just in that game it got worse - got it from an interview after the game...

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Mohamed Osman
Mohamed Osman

To me, he didn't look well from the very beginning and something looked off. A healthy Timo Boll wouldn't have let this kid win a single game, let alone two. So, my bet is that he injured himself warming up or training before the match.

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anthony star
anthony star

go Timo for 10 more years :)

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M S
M S

Bolls backhand is much better than 10 or 25 years before. He is a legend now - with the age of 40!

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Ping Spirit Ping Spirit
Ping Spirit Ping Spirit

Bravo pour ce jeune américain. Très content que Timo Boll est gagné.

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Nitin Tiwari
Nitin Tiwari

Outstanding performance... with injury

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Robert Larsson
Robert Larsson

Well played Timo! But plz, don´t skip the part when Kanak got the yellow card. 6:18 ???

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4D
4D

Umpire called out Kanak going for the towel outside of breaks. Said he was "wasting time" and had warned him before about it.

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Andrew Nomad
Andrew Nomad

yes, Legend is still on TOP level. Timo and Jan-Ove Waldner are the best players in history of european table tennis.

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Käsekeks Deluxe
Käsekeks Deluxe

Jörg Rosskopf.

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Markus Brandweiner
Markus Brandweiner

And Werner Schlager!World Champion 2003 in Paris.

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ZetaTango83
ZetaTango83

Gatien/Persson: Am I a joke to you?

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Haegar Von Elz
Haegar Von Elz

Der Wille war wieder einmal stärker als der Schmerz ♥️

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Norbert Maes
Norbert Maes

Unglaublich, das er mit dem Handicap durch Wille, Taktik und Intelligenz dennoch nicht weit vom Erfolg entfernt war. Es war klar zu sehen, dass er Schmerzen hat, womit ich jetzt nicht denj Sieg des Gegners schmälern will....

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JRH G
JRH G

Timo is such a legend, respect from China

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Евгений Чумаков
Евгений Чумаков

Timo is a talent and a hard worker! You didn't sell out for money like a talented European youth! You have been tempered by the generation of Waldner, Schlager, Persson, Roskopf and powerful Chinese players. You showed what real table tennis is! Go Timo !!!!

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SpinBlock Table Tennis
SpinBlock Table Tennis

What a chance for the US to have an American player in the Final 4! Such a shame Kanak couldn't go 1 more round! Kudos to Timo, but what an opportunity the US had, especially with Timo in pain

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Carl Kontermann
Carl Kontermann

Dont get over your head here. Kanak never had a Chance. Timo wouldve swept the floor with him if he wasnt injured. Still won comfortably Despite that.

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swapnasamant
swapnasamant

Great fight, Kanak!

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Rainer Tews
Rainer Tews

Well, Timo ist the best table tennis player of germany ever. And: I've met him. Very kind and modest.

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Farhan Yar Khan
Farhan Yar Khan

Mad respect for Timo, 40 years old and still playing like a champ that he is.

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Владимир Мокшанцев
Владимир Мокшанцев

Тимо специально отдал первую партию)))

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yiftach unna
yiftach unna

Great game from both players

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Nirbhay Bhargava
Nirbhay Bhargava

i still feel and believe that many a times timo drop off the first game in many matches i guess its just to see and analyse the game of the opponent. Anyone here with the same thoughts?

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CY C
CY C

Legendary love for table tennis

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Umberto
Umberto

Timo Legend Boll

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まりん
まりん

Germany is on fire🔥 Ovtcharov got bronze in Tokyo Timo will get at least bronze in Houston!

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MaikCruise
MaikCruise

Wouldn't say on fire, except for Timo in the Singles, every other german participant already dropped out.

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Ebert Figueirôa
Ebert Figueirôa

A fantastic player. Really, The age isn't a problem for him.

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soo Young choe
soo Young choe

Truly existing legend.

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MasterSpin77
MasterSpin77

The kid had his chances...tough win from Boll.

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Johannes Popp
Johannes Popp

Legende.

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BM
BM

Super Timo! Weiter gehts. Wir sind Stolz auf Dich.

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TableTennisLover1234
TableTennisLover1234

The universe is always right. There’s a reason why it chose Timo to win this match, even though I wanted Kanak to win. Someone experienced has to go up against the brute force of Fan Zhendong, and that could be Timo or am I missing something here?

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Kjell Nygren
Kjell Nygren

If Timo was healthy, I would give him a shot against Fan Zendong. However, even healthy, it would be hard to win the counterlooping points consistently. I don't think Moregard is ready to beat the top Chinese yet, although his touch and variation could bother them...

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mindrover777
mindrover777

What are you talking about? Timo kinda wiped the floor with his opponent. That's experience for you right there.

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Pranay Cheekati
Pranay Cheekati

Every one praising timo but a Us player for the first really gave a tough one ... 🔥 Ofc beating timo is a very bid thing. But he was really good . Kudos to kanak jha ...and Timo , well he is timo boll 🤣🔥

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darzblue TV
darzblue TV

I guess Timoball will get the gold 🏅

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장성우
장성우

불혹의 나이에 8강이라니 ㅎㄷㄷ...

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서울대미만잡
서울대미만잡

8강에서 미국선수 이기고 4강 갔습니다

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Alpenbahnen in TT
Alpenbahnen in TT

congratulation Timo from Germany

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Bruce Chan
Bruce Chan

I love Timo!!champion~~

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Ахметгали
Ахметгали

Молодец Тимоха

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SkinBeats
SkinBeats

Great Sportsman.. congrats

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BetonBaron
BetonBaron

boll is so old i cannot imagine that the reflex are still the same when he was younger

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Emiliano Lus
Emiliano Lus

Grande timo !!!

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ハルワタートΩ5
ハルワタートΩ5

さすが皇帝❗次も期待してます👍

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