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John Russel Misal SEA Olympic Qualifiers (Performance Qualification)

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pingpongaddict
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Misal made a great performance during the SEA Olympic Qualifiers in Thailand. He failed short to qualify for the Olympics after losing to Izaack Quek (3-4) but beat topnotch Southeast Asian table tennis players including SEA GAMES silver medalist Nguyen Anh Tu

For people who missed watching tournament, I am compiling links to his games in the Olympic Qualifier:

 

Men's Single Group 3:

Misal vs Wong Qi Shen (4-1):

 

Misal vs Nguyen Anh Tu (4-1)

 

Misal vs Napat Thanmathikom (4-1)

 

Quarter Finals:

Misal vs Chong Javen (4-1)

 

Semi-Finals

Misal vs Izaac Quek (3-4)

 

 

 


   
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Interesting player, never seen him before and clearly he must use long pips on BH. He twiddles A LOT and is super offensive with his inverted FH.

A bit to passive on BH serve returns and sometimes doesn't play the point to finish and get surprised when the opponent makes a successful return.


   
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pingpongaddict
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@inyagan He is an unconventional player and he has improved a lot since the last SEA games when he didn't stood a chance against these players.

He has the same playing style with Richard Gonzales but he has a lot more powerful forehand. He has a sneaky serve too (maybe illegal lol) . With his youth, he'll still have more upside to his game.


   
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Yes very unconventional! That intense twiddling and offensive forehand.. he must be able to make many opponents look awful if they can't manage to break the 'code'. 😆 

Yes, looks young and with great potential for further development still!


   
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