2014 Men's World Cup

Düsseldorf, Germany

Oct. 24 - 26, 2014

2014 ITTF World Cup

Results: Oct 26 Matches | October 25 MatchesOctober 24 Matches

PhotosFinals | Day 3 | Day 2 | Day 1

USA Results:
Kanak Jha (USA) vs. Chien-An Chen (TPE) - 1 - 4 | Watch highlights below
Kanak Jha (USA) vs. Adrian Crisan (ROU) - 0 - 4 | Watch highlights below

Kanak Jha

Quotes from Kanak Jha (USA) after losing to CHEN Chien-An (TPE) 4-1 in the first stage

"I was really nervous before the match. This was by big event playing in front of a big crowd. However I also knew that my opponent would be nervous as well, so I tried to be aggressive in the first game to take advantage of this, which worked, as I won the first game. The first game I played really well. After I won the first game I thought I could win the match, but it was not to be. He was too strong.

It's a big honour to play here as all the players here are world class and they are my idols. It is unreal that I am here!

I started when I was 5 in a local club. My older sister Prachi (also in the USA national team) used to play with my parents all the time, so I kept on asking my parents to let me play to, and eventually they did.

I would be really excited to play against players in the main draw if I can make it. It would be a dream come true. I watch these guys on YouTube all the time, so to play against them would be the best moment of my life and would be a massive honor.”

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Kanak Jha's Matches:

24 Oct 2014 - 26 Oct 2014, Düsseldorf, GER