WTT Doha 2021 Preview Part 2: X-Factors Lily Zhang and An Jaehyun

Today’s post goes over one X-factor in each of the Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles events at WTT Doha. An X-factor is a young promising but lower ranked player (outside the top 20) who has an exciting playing style, has previously upset a higher seeded player before, and has high potential to upset one or more higher seeded players in the upcoming event. We note past high profile upsets by Lily Zhang and An Jaehyun, what part of their game to watch out for, and what is at stake for them in Qatar.

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2021 WTT Doha Preview Part 1: A Further Look At ITTF’s Rebrand Towards WTT

The 2021 World Table Tennis (WTT) Middle East Hub (formerly known as the Qatar Open) will be happening in early March. In preparation we will take a look at the tournament format and major differences with previous iterations of the Qatar Open. Notably, the event has been split into two tournaments and all matches until the quarterfinals will now be three out of fives instead of four out of sevens.

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