- Liebherr 2019 ITTF World Championships will be held in Budapest, Hungary
- The tournament takes place from April 21-28
- Chinese table tennis national team set its sights on three gold medals
- Broadcasters: Eurosport (UK & Germany), CCTV, Fox Networks Group, Zhibo.TV Table 1 (China),
The Hungarian Table Tennis Association are the hosts and organizers for the 2019 World Table Tennis Championships, which will be held in Budapest from Sunday 21 to Sunday 28 April 2019. The 55th edition of the flagship event of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) will be held in the HUNGEXPO Halls in the Hungarian capital. The finals will be held in the latest G-hall, a large arena for seating up to 5000 people will be set-up.
World number 1 Fan Zhendong has been named as the top seed for the Men’s Singles tournament as he aims to improve upon the runner-up finish he achieved two years back in Düsseldorf. Two further Chinese challengers in Xu Xin and Lin Gaoyuan close out the top three while Japanese teenage star Tomokazu Harimoto has been assigned the number 4 spot. Timo Boll, who is chasing a second World Championships singles medal, is the leading European name in the seeding list in position number 5. The thirty-eight years old German will be making his 19th World Championships career appearance in Budapest.
Playing System for the World Table Championships
The 2019 World Table Tennis Championship events are:
- Men’s Singles
- Women’s Singles
- Men’s Doubles
- Women’s Doubles
- Mixed Doubles
The first round proper of Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles will have 128 places. Singles events will habe 64 seeded players and 64 qualifiers. All singles matches will be best of 7 games.
Where to watch the 2019 table tennis World Cup on TV?
Television images from the Liebherr 2019 ITTF World Championships will be transmitted to no less than 138 countries by Eurosport, which included live coverage in Germany and UK. Table tennis fans in China can watch the tournament live via CCTV, Fox Networks Group and Zhibo.TV Table 1. Check further broadcasting and live streaming info for the ITTF World Cup in the SportEventz App (available for iOS and Android devices) or on sporteventz.com.