ITTF- Hungarian Open Day 4

Hungarian Open, ITTF World Tour Friday 20th January Report

It was an action packed day this Friday at the Hungarian Open with all the biggest names in action in the Singles and Doubles events. One of the most exciting games of the day had to be the 7 set thriller between Ma Long and Chen Qi. Ma Long lost the first 2 sets then pulled back one to make it 2-1. The two players continued to trade blows but with Qi coming out on top. He took the match 3-1 and looked to have tamed the beast that is Ma Long. However an incredible 3 game come back from the world number one meant the game was won 4-3. The other good contest came from Adrian Crisan and the Austrian Chen Weixing.

Chen took the game by the scruff of the neck and at one point he looked as if he would run away with it at 3-0 but there was a fight back to 3-2 from Crisan. Unfortunately he stepped off the gas and lost the final set 11-3. There were also wins for Jo Se Hyuk and Xu Xin.

The women’s singles was a little more straight forward with Wu Yang, Guo Yan Liu Shiwen and LI Xiaoxia all going through to the semi-finals.
In the Mens Doubles, XU Xin & ZHANG Jike and CHEN Qi & MA Lin all made it to the finals with the women’s Doubles Finals to be played between DING Ning & LIU Shiwen and FAN Ying & WU Yang.

Marcus ADPP