Sunday, April 7, 2013

Zhang Jike and Seo Hyun Deok win unique doubles tournament at the Korean Open 2013

Zhang Jike and Seo Hyun Deok won the Men's doubles title at the Korean open World Tour Table Tennis tournament. In the finals, they beat Ma Long and Lee Jung Woo.

The Korean Open was a pioneer tournament in a very important way since Chinese players combined with players from other countries. For example. Zhang Jike with Seo Hyun Deok, Ma Long with Lee Jung Woo, Xu Xin with Adrien Mattenet, and Wang Hao with Jung Youngsik. China is trying to encourage other countries to do well and this attempt one of the many that China will roll out in the near future. Olympic and World Champion, Zhang Jike and Chinese head coach, Liu Guoliang are trying to promote Table Tennis in a big way in general.

Results:

Semi finals

Zhang Jike and Seo Hyun Deok beat Adrien Mattenet and Xu Xin 14-12, 11-5, 7-11, 6-11, 11-7
Ma Long and Lee Jungwoo beat Yan An and Lee Sangsu 11-6, 12-10, 11-9

Finals
Zhang Jike and Seo Hyun Deok beat Ma Long and Lee Jungwoo 11-8, 7-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-8