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Offbeat German Double Boll / Franziska at Table Tennis World Championships

21:05  25 november  2021
21:05  25 november  2021 Source:   spox.com

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The German world-class double Timo Boll and Patrick Franziska is already eliminated at the Table Tennis World Cup in Houston.

Timo Boll (l) und Patrick Franziska sind bei der Tischtennis-WM im Doppel ausgeschieden. © Swen Pförner / DPA / archive image Timo Boll (L) and Patrick Franziska are eliminated with the Table Tennis World Cup in a double.

at their 0: 3 defeat against the Chinese fan Zhendong and Wang Chuqin were the two chanceless. The sentences ended 6:11, 11:13 and 3:11. "I was not feeling so fresh today, after I left so many grains yesterday," said Boll. "Againse such a world-class double, one can not allow anyone at all. You have to play well - and at least I did not do that today. "

The single European champion Boll (Borussia Düsseldorf) and the team European champion Franziska (1st FC Saarbrücken) were not set in this World Cup for lack of joint missions during the Corona crisis. Therefore, they could already meet the best-occupied duo of the competition in the second round: Fan is currently the number one of the world rankings, Wang Amorting Double World Champion. Already at the 2019 World Cup, the two German bad luck when they had to give up from Boll shortly before the quarter-finals.

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