Liam Pitchford has beaten Tomislav Pucar in his opening match in the Europe Top 16 in Greece.
Pitchford looked confident in the first couple of points of the match, but was swiftly beaten 11-3 by the Croatian. A quick succession of games saw Pitchford 3-1 up and looking like the win was inevitable.
Pucar mustered up a slight comeback by winning the fifth game, but Pitchford saw out the match with a 11-4 win seeing him through to the next round later today.
Pitchford’s opponent for round two is yet to be decided, but you can watch the match later live on ETTU TV.
Liam Pitchford bt Tomislav Pucar (CRO) 4-2 (3-11, 11-4, 11-3, 11-6, 8-11, 11-4)