Yes! Timo Boll, the most elegant style, in table tennis. At 37 years old, he won again the European Championships 2018. And this is his 7th title! Amazing!
Timo Boll won again
Last time Timo Boll won the Singles LIEBHERR European Championships in 2012.
Timo Boll admitted (on ETTU’s news):
“I am still nervous, I still have the desire to win and to play. That is a good thing. I enjoy the game. Success is important, but if you do not feel the joy, then is time to quit. I think I will stay more for a while.”
Timo Boll overcame Vladimir SAMSONOV and title defender Emmanuel LEBESSON in the previous round.
In the final, he won Ovidiu Ionescu 4-1:
“I am surprised that I win this Championships,” said Timo Boll.”
I was also shocked in the final. IONESCU is a very clever player. He came well prepared, he is fast and he hits hard the ball. Also, the level of his self-confidence was fantastic.”
Ovidiu IONESCU’s nightmare
IONESCU confirmed that Kristian KARLSSON was his nightmare!
“Ten days ago, Kristian KARLSSON was my nightmare. In ten matches he beat me seven times. And then, 10 days ago I beat him in the League. Everything changed. Before that I had knew I am done if I see him in the draw, but then I finally made a breakthrough,” said IONECSU.
There are totally 20 medals for the LIEBHERR European Championships 2018:
Read more: Private coaching by Timo Boll.