David won 2 of his 3 Singles matches in a group that appears to have the most depth of all the groups. David defeated fellow Aust. & arch rival Kane Townsend 4 - 1 then defeated Ho Man Kwan (Hong Kong) 4 - 0 but lost a classic 7 setter to Bjorn Helbing from Germany. Bjorn won all matches and both he and David progress into the knockout stage.
The other MSTT player competing is Heming Hu. Heming is 4th player in his group and is played very well but lost all matches with 2 of them 4 - 3 against quality players, Ashraf Muhamad Haiqal (Malaysia) and Teng Teng Liu (New Zealand).
David and Heming's groups are clearly the hardest of all the groups.
Two players will progress from each group into the knockout phase.
To view results of Men's Group matches click, ITTF Aust. Open - Men's Singles Group matches
To keep up to date with all results click, ITTF GAC Group World Tour Ozcare Australian Open