Schlager against Asia


The Hyundai Euro-Asia Challenge will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday in the  Chinese capital of Beijing.


Five top players from Europe compete against five top players from Asia.  Only one player may be selected from a country.

Asia has selected German Open winner Zhang Jike (China), Jun Mizutani (Japan), Joo Se Hyuk (Korea), Chuang Chih-Yuan (Taiwan) and Tang Peng (Hong Kong).


The European team consists of: Austria's Mr. Table Tennis and WSA-named Werner Schlager, Germany's superstar Timo Boll, Vladimir Samsonov (Belarus), Tiago Apolonia (Portugal) and Adrian Crisan (Romania).


The match-ups:

Day 1:

Joo Se Hyuk – Tiago Apolonia

Chuang Chih-Yuan – Werner Schlager

Zhang Jike – Vladimir Samsonov

Jun Mizutani – Timo Boll

Tang Peng – Adrian Crisan

Day 2:

Joo Se Hyuk – Adrian Crisan

Tang Peng – Werner Schlager

Jun Mizutani – Vladimir Samsonov

Zhang Jike – Timo Boll

Chuang Chih-Yuan – Tiago Apolonia

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