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T2 Diamond: Patrick FRANZISKA upsets LIANG Jingkun

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T2 Diamond Table Tennis League (T2 Diamond) in Johor Bahru, Malaysia (July 18-21)

 

Germany’s Patrick FRANZISKA caused biggest upset of the Day 2 at the T2 Diamond Table Tennis League in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, as he beat world no. 6 LIANG Jingkun from China – 4:2 (11:10, 4:11, 11:8, 7:11, 5:1, 5:3). Sweden’s Mattias FALCK has joined him in the quarter-finals after his victory against Japan’s Koki NIWA (JPN), after six games.

 

Regarding women’s event, HAN Ying of Germany proceeded among the best eight, as she eliminated Chinese Taipei’s, world no. 8 CHEN I-Ching after five games. The 2017 T2 Diamond League winner Bernadette SZOCS of Romania was beaten by China’s DING Ning, current world no. 3.

 

Tomorrow, July 20th, HAN Ying will face top seeded WANG Manyu. Mattias FALCK is going to play against actual world no. 1 XU Xin, while Patrick FRANZISKA tries to creat another upset, facing Hong Kong’s WONG Chun Ting.

 

Day 2, July 19th, Session 1

 

Men’s event

 

LIN Yun-Ju (TPE) – Jun MIZUTANI (JPN) 4:0 (11:9, 11:10, 11:7, 11:8)

FAN Zhendong (CHN) – Hugo CALDERANO (BRA) 4:0 (11:8, 11:10, 11:6, 5:2)

 

Women’s event

 

HAN Ying (GER) – CHEN I-Ching (TPE) 4:1 (11:8, 11:9, 9:11, 5:2, 5:2)

FENG Tianwei (SGP) – Miu HIRANO (JPN) 4:2 (8:11, 9:11, 11:10, 5:4, 5:3, 5:4)

 

Day 2, July 19th, Session 2

 

Men’s event

 

Koki NIWA (JPN) – Mattias FALCK (SWE) 2:4 (8:11, 8:11, 10:11, 11:10, 5:2, 3:5)

LIANG Jingkun (CHN) – Patrick FRANZISKA (GER) 2:4 (10:11, 11:4, 8:11, 11:7, 1:5, 3:5)

 

Women’s event

 

Bernadette SZOCS (ROU) – DING Ning (CHN) 1:4 (11:5, 4:11, 7:11, 2:11, 2:5)

ZHU Yuling (CHN) – Kasumi ISHIKAWA (JPN) 4:1 (11:6, 11:7, 11:0, 7:11, 11:8)

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