At the 2017 Men’s World Cup in Belgium, it was not an all-Chinese final like many major international tournaments are but an all-German final with Dimitrij Ovtcharov defeating Timo Boll in the final.
Boll knocked out both Chinese, Asian Cup Champion Lin Gaoyuan and World #1 Ma Long, in the quarters and semis, respectively with two epic comebacks.
Boll was down 10-4 in the decider against Lin and won 13-11. Boll was down 3-1 in games and won 12-10 in the 7th against Ma. Ovtcharov defeated Boll in the final and has been winning most of their meetings this year.
Here are the top 10 points: