Young table tennis sensation, Olajide Omotayo will storm the Spanish open with the single aim of making it out of the preliminary stage which serves off on Wednesday, November 22.
To negotiate his way into the main draw, Olajide Omotayo will have to contend with Turkey’s Ibrahim Gunduz and Kazakhstan’s Denis Zholudev in Group four of the preliminary round.
Omotayo’s first group match will be against the Turkish on Wednesday, November 22 while his second group tie is against Zholudev on Thursday, November 23. The top players in the 20 groups will advance to the knockout stage of the preliminary round.
Omotayo will also partner Nigeria-born Congo Brazzaville’s Saheed Idowu in the doubles and they are expected to face Ireland’s duo of Paul Mccreery and Ashley Robinson in the preliminary stage.
Also, the top seed in the women’s singles is Japan’s Hina Hayata, the winner in 2016 on the ITTF World Tour in Australia; likewise there are other names on duty who have enjoyed success on either the ITTF World Tour or ITTF Challenge Series; however, none can match Jeon Jihee. Two years ago, in addition to her Spanish success, she emerged victorious on South American travels when visiting Buenos Aires and Santiago; earlier in 2012, she had also won in Rabat when on African expeditions.