TTStar Tour i Prag: Tomas Koldas blev nr. 8

TTStar Tour i Prag: Tomas Koldas blev nr. 8 (in danish and english)

Da Tomas fortalte mig, at turneringen var stærkere besat end i de tidligere udgaver, havde han ret, for den 20-årige førsteholdsspiller, der ellers har vist ekstrem god form, måtte nøjes med 8. pladsen.

Tomas spillede utrolig godt i går, hvor han startede med en sejr over en rigtig god spiller. Derefter var han ved at lave en sensation mod den stærkeste spiller i turneringen, Reitspies, men missede 3. sæt, hvor han havde egen serv og 9-7 føring. Førstedagen sluttede med to nederlag i 5 sæt, og på andendagen var humøret sunket en del.

Det er værd at bemærke, at tjekkiske og polske spillere i disse turneringer alle er utrolig stærke fra baghåndssiden, og ofte vælger at fastholde et angreb med baghånden over hele bordet, i modsætning til Tomas og Radim Bako der begge søger angreb med forhånden.

Virkelig god kamptræning for Tomas Koldas, og Hampus Söderlund, der også var med i et par turneringer, så vi glæder os til at se dem i den danske holdturnering.

TTStar Tour in Prague: Tomas Koldas finished in 8th place.

When Tomas told me this tournament would be much stronger than the other TTStar tour tournaments, he was right. The 20 years old first team player had to settle with 8th spot after a lot of good performances, and especially yesterday where he was a bit unlucky.

Tomas started with a big win over a very good player, and in the next match he was on route to secure a surprising win over the best player in the TTStar Tour, David Reitspies, but lost after 9-7 in 3rd set despite having the service. The next two matches ended with 2-3 defeats, and today the spirit seemed a bit lower than yesterday.

It is interesting to notice that almost all of the very strong east-european players (mainly from The Czech Republic and Poland) participating in this tournament are incredibly strong from the backhand side, and prefer to cover the majority of the table with the backhand after the first attack. This is in contrast with Tomas and Radim Bako who prefer to find solutions with forehand attacks.

All in all this tournament is great for match practise, and we are eagerly anticipating seeing Tomas, Hampus Söderlund (who also has participated earlier) and of course the rest of the team playing in the danish tournament.