Monday, May 28, 2012

Zhang Jike, Wang Hao, Ma Long or Xu Xin?

China is now in a very strange situation. They had to name 3 players for the London Olympics and after a HUGE selection process spanning more than a year, they chose World Champion Zhang Jike, Wang Hao for singles and Ma Long in addition to these two for the team events.

Now suddenly, Xu Xin, who is not even in the core team has burst into such terrific form, just losing the Korean Pro Tour by a hair's breadth (where he had a match point) and winning the China Open beating Zhang Jike and Ma Long comprehensively, thus leaving the Chinese TT management utterly confused. Remember, Table Tennis is high pressure there and their players are as famous in their country as our Cricket players. Ma Lin has fame that can rival Sachin. Any solutions?


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