European Championships 2008
Men's Singles Results

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The European Championships 2008.
Nine days of intense action in St Petersburg, Russia...

 By Martin Hughes
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European Championships 2008

2008 saw St Petersburg, Russia host this prestigious event from 4-12 October.

The European Table Tennis Championships first took place in 1958 in Hungary.

Initially it was a biennial event, taking place in even numbered years, but now it's held every year during the months of September or October.


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Events included

The European Championships events were...

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Format of events

Individual Events...

Individual events were played on a knockout basis.

Matches in individual events were the best of 7 games, except doubles events up to the quarter-finals, which were the best of 5 games.

There were a maximum 128 places in the 1st round proper of the singles events and not more than 64 places in the 1st round proper of men's and women's doubles events.

Qualification rounds were in groups of 3 to 8 players using a knock-out system.

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The organising Association could enter up to 16 players, consisting of not more than 10 men and not more than 10 women.

Any other Association could enter up to 10 players, consisting of not more than 6 men and not more than 6 women.

Within these limits different players could be entered for the team events and for the singles and doubles.

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Seeding for team events were on the basis of the final positions in the previous European Championships.

Seeding for individual events were based on the last European Ranking List published before the championships.

Seeding for doubles events were on the basis of a seeding list prepared by the Ranking Committee.

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2007 medallists

The last European Table Tennis Championships were held in Belgrade, Serbia in 2007 and the winner was Timo Boll of Germany and the runners-up was Vladimir Samsonov of Belarus.

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European Championships 2008

Men's Singles Event Results


Last 32

Friday 10 October 2008

Winner Result Loser
SAMSONOV, Vladimir (BLR) 4-2 MATTENET, Adrien (FRA)
STEGER, Bastian (GER) 4-2 GERELL, Par (SWE)
KEINATH, Thomas (SVK) 4-1 TOMASI, Stefano (ITA)
CHEN, Weixing (AUT) 4-1 DRINKHALL, Paul (ENG)
SAIVE, Jean-Michel (BEL) 4-2 BAUM, Patrick (GER)
GARDOS, Robert (AUT) 4-0 PISTEJ, Lubomir (SVK)
OVTCHAROV, Dimitrij (GER) 4-1 KARAKASEVIC, Aleksandar (SRB)
SCHLAGER, Werner (AUT) 4-0 SEREDA, Peter (SVK)
KUZMIN, Fedor (RUS) 4-1 ZWICKL, Daniel (HUN)
HE, Zhi Wen (ESP) 4-2 GRUJIC, Slobodan (SRB)
LUNDQVIST, Jens (SWE) 4-2 CRISAN, Adrian (ROU)
MAZE, Michael (DEN) 4-0 PAZSY, Ferenc (HUN)
SMIRNOV, Alexei (RUS) 4-2 WANG, Zeng Yi (POL)
TOKIC, Bojan (SVN) 4-0 SVENSSON, Robert (SWE)
BOLL, Timo (GER) 4-0 FREITAS, Marcos (POR)

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Last 16

Saturday 11 October 2008

Winner Result Loser
SAMSONOV, Vladimir (BLR) 4-3 STEGER, Bastian (GER)
CHEN, Weixing (AUT) 4-3 KEINATH, Thomas (SVK)
GARDOS, Robert (AUT) 4-1 SAIVE, Jean-Michel (BEL)
MONTEIRO, Joao (POR) 4-2 OVTCHAROV, Dimitrij (GER)
SCHLAGER, Werner (AUT) 4-1 KUZMIN, Fedor (RUS)
LUNDQVIST, Jens (SWE) 4-1 HE, Zhi Wen (ESP)
MAZE, Michael (DEN) 4-1 SMIRNOV, Alexei (RUS)
BOLL, Timo (GER) 4-0 TOKIC, Bojan (SVN)

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Quarter Finals

Saturday 11 October 2008

Winner Result Loser
SAMSONOV, Vladimir (BLR) 4-0 CHEN, Weixing (AUT)
GARDOS, Robert (AUT) 4-0 MONTEIRO, Joao (POR)
BOLL, Timo (GER) 4-2 MAZE, Michael (DEN)

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Semi Finals

Sunday 12 October 2008

Winner Result Loser
SAMSONOV, Vladimir (BLR) 4-0 GARDOS, Robert (AUT)
11-5, 11-6, 12-10, 11-4    
BOLL, Timo (GER) 4-0 SCHLAGER, Werner (AUT)
11-7, 11-5, 11-3, 11-5    

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Sunday 12 October 2008

Winner Result Runner-up
BOLL, Timo (GER) 4-2 SAMSONOV, Vladimir (BLR)
12-14, 12-10, 11-5, 11-7, 7-11, 11-5    


European Champion 2008 - Timo Boll

Timo Boll
European Champion 2008



European Championships 2008

Men's Singles Event








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