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Other Events - 3 May 2015

FANG beat reigning world and OG champion


ZHANG Jike, the no.3 seed, suffered defeat at the semi-final stage of the Men’s Singles event at the QOROS 2015 World Championships in Suzhou by Chinese National Team compatriot, FANG Bo, the no.13 seed. FANG Bo who played at the World Championships for a

ZHANG Jike, the no.3 seed, suffered defeat at the semi-final stage of the Men’s Singles event at the QOROS 2015 World Championships in Suzhou by Chinese National Team compatriot, FANG Bo, the no.13 seed.

FANG Bo who played at the World Championships for a first time won in five games. The winner of the OIympic Games Men’s Singles title, had been beaten in the game where FANG dominated.

“I think I played better than my level”, added FANG Bo. “I think I was lucky to beat Zhang Jike. I made full preparations today and I performed quite well in the match. We are in one team and have training together every day. So we are quite familiar with each other and I know much about him.”

Earlier in the day, in first semi final  MA Long beat FAN Zhendong. MA Long is the best table tennis player in the world and he is better than me in all aspects. So, I will mainly focus on playing to the best of my ability and fighting for the championship.”

 

Milica NIKOLIC, EWT

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