Ovtcharov and Ito profited with Chinese language stars lacking the inaugural World Desk Tennis tour occasion in Qatar.
The absence of Chinese language opposition, resulting from COVID-19 precautions, introduced a chance for one of the best of the remainder within the run-up to the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The 32-year-old German, ranked 12 on this planet, didn’t want a second invitation within the first occasion of the brand new WTT which replaces the earlier ITTF World Tour.
The WTT contains best-of-five video games except singles semi-finals and finals that are best-of-seven.
Fifth seed Ovtcharov got here by a troublesome draw, beating Sweden’s 2019 World Championship runner-up Mattias Falck 3-2 within the quarter-finals regardless of being warned for wiping sweat on the desk and blowing the balls in contravention of COVID-19 protocols.
He then defeated Japan’s high seed Harimoto Tomokazu 4-2 earlier than overpowering one other teenage sensation, Chinese language Taipei’s 19-year-old left-hander Lin Yun-Ju, 4-1 within the closing.
Lin had earlier gained the blended doubles closing with Cheng I-Ching, the pair beating France’s Emmanuel Lebesson and Yuan Jia Nan 3-2.
The ladies’s singles closing was an all-Japanese affair, with Ito Mima securing gold due to a 4-2 win over Hayata Hina.
It was a profitable day for Japan’s ladies, with two-time Olympic medallist Ishikawa Kasumi and Hirano Miu teaming as much as beat Chinese language Taipei’s Cheng Hsien-Tzu and Chen Szu-Yu 3-0 within the first closing of the day.
Korean duo Daeseong Cho and Sangsu Lee then edged an exciting males’s doubles closing 3-2, in opposition to Argentinia’s Horacio Cifuentes and Gaston Alto.
There may be little time for the victors to have fun their success with the primary draw of the WTT Star Contender occasion, additionally in Doha, beginning on Monday (8 March).