Irish internationals Gavin Maguire(pictured serving above) and Ashley Robinson are in action today in the ITTF World Tour Event at Magdeburg, Germany.
Both players are drawn in tough groups against players ranked just outside the top 100 in the World Rankings. Maguire fell to a 4-1 defeat to Ionescu of Romania and faces Kolarek of Croatia in his next group game. Robinson faced a top Korean player Kim, ranked 115 and gave him a real battle, losing out 4-2 in the end, losing the final set 11-9. He will take confidence from this in to his game later today with Zolt.
In the Doubles tonight, a tough Taipei pair lie in wait for the Irish duo, and again they will be chasing a big scalp and looking to pull off a shock win.
Further update tomorrow on ITTAWeb.