Tomorrow sees the start of the GAC Group 2012 ITTF World Tour Spanish Open in Almeria with Darius Knight heading there to try and boost his ranking and Olympic hopes.

An outstanding performance in Spain could see the Londoner put into the front of the minds of the selection panel ahead of the all-important final decision.

His task will be made easier in Spain as there are no Chinese players attending – the top seed is Japan’s Jun Mizutani.

Knight has been drawn in qualifying group 12 as the top seed alongisde Spain’s Oriol Monzo, France’s Quentin Pradelle and Japan’s Yoshiyuki Kato.

His match with Monzo will be shown live on the ITTF’s own internet streaming site itTV.


Group 12:

11:45 Darius Knight vs Quentin Pradelle (FRA, 694)

17:00 Darius Knight vs Oriol Monzo (ESP, 332)

Thurs 11:45 Darius Knight vs Yoshiyuki Kato (JPN, u/r)