Nobunari Oda (JPN) came back after few months of stop caused by a knee injury with a first place finish at Nebelhorn Trophy short program. He attempted a quad toe, but fell, then nailed a stunning triple axel from a difficult entry and triple flip-triple toe. Apart from the first fall on quad his program was clean with all level four spins and a level three step sequence. He earned 79.64
Konstantin Menshov (RUS) has been the only one who landed a quad toe in the entire competition (followed by a double toe) and did a clean tripe axel but doubled his triple flip. He scored 69.30
Keegan Messing (USA) is in third place with a triple axel, triple lutz-triple toe (fall on the triple toe) and triple flip with a wrong edge. 68.56
Michal Brezina and Tomas Verner, who were the favourites for a podium finish, ranked fifth and tenth.
Michal Brezina fell on an attempted quad salchow, then popped the axel and had problem on his combo (triple flip-triple toe) too. 67.78
Tomas Verner, on the other side, was going for a quad toe, but opened it into a triple and missed the combo. He fell on triple axel but completed a triple lutz. 60.69