2019 Seamaster ITTF World Tour Platinum Australian Open. Photo credit: ITTF

Watch Pitchford live in last 16 in Australia

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Rebecca Hughes

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England No. 1 Liam Pitchford is into the last 16 of the ITTF World Tour Australian Open – and you can watch him live tomorrow (Friday).

The world No 15 will face China’s Wang Chuqin at 10.25am on Table 3, and the match will be available to watch on the ITTF’s digital streaming platform itTV.

Pitchford, seeded 14th in the tournament, made it through to the last 16 stage after a 4-2 win over South Korea’s Cho Daeseong earlier today.

Pitchford started strong by taking the first game 11-7, before Daeseong levelled the score with an 11-9 win in the second.

Daeseong continued to put the pressure on Pitchford in the third after pulling ahead to take a 10-6 lead, but Pitchford fought back and saved a handful of game points before prevailing 16-14.

He then pulled further ahead of his South Korean opponent by taking the fourth 11-8, and making the match score 3-1.

Despite leading for the majority of the fifth game, Pitchford lost it 11-9, but then battled back to take the match with an 11-8 win in the sixth.

To watch the Pitchford vs Daeseong match in full, click here.

To watch Liam Pitchford vs Wang Chuqin tomorow, click here.

Results

Men’s Singles

Round of 32

Liam Pitchford bt Daeseong Cho (KOR) 4-2 (11-7, 9-11, 16-14, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8)

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