Latest news on Liam Pitchford


  • Why Germany practice is perfect for Pitchford

    April 12, 2021

    Liam Pitchford believes that missing the European Olympic qualifiers in favour of elite practice opportunities in Germany will help him get in the best shape for Tokyo.

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  • Fatigue cost me in final, says Pitchford

    March 18, 2021

    Liam Pitchford feels fatigue from his epic semi-final proved costly as he was beaten in the phase 2 final at the world Olympic qualifying tournament – plus reaction from Paul Drinkhall and Tin-Tin Ho to the tournament.

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  • Pitchford beaten in Olympic qualifiers final

    March 17, 2021

    Liam Pitchford’s Olympic dreams are on hold for now after he lost in the final of the second stage of the world qualifying tournament in Doha.

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  • Pitchford blitzes his way into semi-final

    March 16, 2021

    Liam Pitchford once again stands two wins away from a place at the Tokyo Olympics after a thumping win in the second phase of the qualifying tournament in Doha.

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  • Drinkhall out, but Pitchford has another chance

    March 15, 2021

    Liam Pitchford will hope for better fortunes in stage two of the Olympic singles qualifying tournament, but Paul Drinkhall’s tournament is over following defeats for the top two GB players today. 

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  • Ho and Carey beaten, but men go through

    March 14, 2021

    Liam Pitchford and Paul Drinkhall are safely into day two of the Olympic qualifying tournament, but Tin-Tin Ho and Charlotte Carey lost their second-round matches in six games to higher-ranked opponents.

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  • Olympic qualifiers – where to watch

    March 13, 2021

    Charlotte Carey will be the first Great Britain player in action as the World Singles Qualification Tournament gets under way on Sunday morning.

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  • GB stars ready for Tokyo shot

    March 11, 2021

    Four British players have Tokyo in their sights at the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament starting in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday.

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  • Pitchford edged out by Karlsson

    March 9, 2021

    Liam Pitchford saw a match point go begging as he was beaten 13-11 in a deciding set by Kristian Karlsson at the WTT Star Contender in Doha.

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  • Drinkhall misses out on main draw in Doha

    March 7, 2021

    Paul Drinkhall was unable to join Liam Pitchford in the main draw of the WTT Star Contender in Doha as he was defeated by Romania’s Hunor Szocs in the final qualifying round.

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  • Hand injury hampers Pitchford in Doha defeat

    March 3, 2021

    Liam Pitchford, hampered by a hand injury, suffered a surprise defeat in the first round of the WTT Contender event in Doha today, going down in four games to world No 144 Andreas Levenko.

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  • England stars well prepared for competition return

    February 24, 2021

    The long wait for competitive action is nearly over for the England stars heading off to compete at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Middle East Hub.

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  • Pathway funding a big positive, says Pitchford

    January 15, 2021

    England No 1 Liam Pitchford has welcomed UK Sport’s investment of £1.35 million to fund British table tennis through to the Paris 2024 Olympics.

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  • Pitchford retains top-15 place in rankings

    January 8, 2021

    Liam Pitchford is at No 15 and Paul Drinkhall, Sam Walker and Tin-Tin Ho are in their respective top 100s as the new-style ITTF world ranking lists are published for the first time this week.

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  • Four selected for Olympic qualifying tournament

    January 5, 2021

    Great Britain are sending the maximum permitted four players to the European Olympic Qualifying Tournament in February.

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  • Pitchford’s Champions League campaign is over

    December 17, 2020

    Liam Pitchford’s Champions League dream will have to wait for another year at least as his UMMC team were defeated in the semi-finals by Borussia Dusseldorf.

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  • Pitchford victory puts UMMC into last four

    December 15, 2020

    Liam Pitchford chiselled out the vital victory as his UMMC side reached the last four of the Champions League with a 3-1 victory over Bogoria Mazowiecki of Poland – but Sam Walker’s Hennebont went out in the quarter-finals.

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  • Pitchford into Champions League quarters

    December 12, 2020

    Liam Pitchford’s double put his UMMC team into the Champions League quarter-finals today thanks to a 3-1 overall victory against Sporting Clube de Portugal.

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  • Pitchford has eyes on the top prize

    December 10, 2020

    Liam Pitchford and Sam Walker are preparing for Champions League action with the clubs, starting in Dusseldorf tomorrow. Find out what both have to say about the competition.

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  • I know what I need to work on, says Pitchford

    November 27, 2020

    Liam Pitchford has reflected on his return to international table tennis after the long months away, as his three-tournament stay in China came to an end at the WTT Macao event. 

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