Monday, June 20, 2011

Ma Lin ends three year title drought

The charismatic Ma Lin of China, who was without a Pro tour Table Tennis title since May 2008, clinched the Volkswagen China Open 2011 title beating Ma Long in the finals.

Ma Lin won in six games 10-12, 11-7, 7-11, 11-5, 12-10, 11-6. In the semi-finals, he beat Wang Hao.

The biggest upset in the tournament was the defeat of the newly crowned World Champion, Zhang Jike by Seo Hyun Deok in the pre-quarter final round.

Ma Lin is the reigning Olympic champion, but is not eligible to defend his title at the London Olympic games of 2012.

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