Salifou wins his second ITTF World Tour Men’s Singles title!

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Posted: June 10, 2013
Salifou wins his second ITTF World Tour Men’s Singles title!

 

French Team STIGA player Abdel-Kader Salifou collected his second ITTF World Tour Men’s Singles title yesterday by winning the 2013 ITTF World Tour, Zagreb Open. The no 6 seed uprising star overcame another member of Team STIGA in the final – the host nation Croatia’s Roko Tosic by 11-9 in the deciding game.

Salifou in his interview with ITTF:

"Last year I played him in here in the quarter-finals and I had no chance at all; I lost four-nil, I couldn’t return his services", reflected Abdel-Kader Salifou. "This time in the beginning of the match it was the same, I was not returning well and he had the control over the match."

But this time it was a different story and Salifou collected his second title in Zagreb after a fantastic match with great rallies.

 

Salifou’s winning equipment:

 

Blade: Rosewood XO                                                                       Rubber:  Calibra Tour M
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The other Team STIGA players was also successful in Zagreb. Swedish STIGA player Jon Persson reached semifinal after showing everyone he’s a man to look out for again. He defeated Denmark’s Jonathan Groth in the quarterfinal in a great match.

Young German STIGA player Benedikt Duda went all the way to quarterfinal where Roko Tosic ended his dreams of a men’s singles title in a fantastic seven sets match.

A very promising future for the upcoming new generation of Team STIGA players!

 

Enjoy some clips of the STIGA players from the 2013 Zagreb Open:

Men’s singles final – Roko Tosic (CRO) vs. Abdel-Kader Salifou (FRA):

Men’s singles quarterfinal – Roko Tosic (CRO) vs. Benedikt Duda (GER)

 

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