Sunday, January 30, 2011

Chen Qi wins English Open Pro Tour

Chen executes his trademark backhand service receive
Finally, Chen Qi stepped out of the shadows of his illustrious team mates. He beat 2nd seed Ma Lin 11-5, 11-4, 11-13, 14-12, 11-4 in the finals of the English Open Pro Tour Table Tennis tournament.

Earlier, in the semi-finals, he beat the formidable Wang Liqin.

China is fielding most of its top players right from the start of the season at all the Pro tour tournaments starting from the Slovenian open. The top players again assemble for the other tournaments that follow soon. The aim seems to be to get them in shape for the World Individual championships at Rotterdam.