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Dan
09-03-2011, 11:04 PM
The showdown is just around the corner! The Chinese Super League final begins today on the 4th September 2011. The epic match up is between this years two dominating teams of the season. "Zhejiang versus Bazhou". (Photos used: Reuters and Xu-Xin facebook page)


https://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/images/showdown.jpg
Team Captain of Zhejiang: Ma Lin vesus Team Captain of Bazhou: Xu Xin


This final will have three epic legs to battle it out for the Chinese Super League champions.

First leg: 4th September
Second leg: 8th September
Third leg: 10th September

Zhejiang would have gone into the final with the strongest team on paper, including Olympic Champion Ma Lin, European superstar Timo Boll and Hao Shuai. However, Timo Boll has returned to Germany as his contact has ended due to his commitments in the European league. This gives the Bazhou team a good chance to stand against this formidable side.


Starting line up

Zhejiang's Team - Ma Lin, Hao Shuai, Xu Hui and Zhang Yibo

Bazou's Hairun Team - Xu Xin, Li Ping, Lui Qinglei and Zhai Chao


So whos going to win this incredible encounter? Select a team in the poll, who did you chose and why? :)

We can use this thread to talk about the match, post results, videos and to keep up with the latest from the Chinese Super League Showdown! Remember to keep an eye on tabletennista for their fantastic articles of the event!

Enjoy this one!

dici
09-04-2011, 12:10 AM
Taking these from the MYTT forum.

We can access the CCTV-5 channel by using any player (e.g. window media player) through the open url option, by entering this http://wwitv.com/tv_streams/_7025.asx

But today's match will be start at 14:45 local time, which is 2.45am to me :(

TT Guru
09-04-2011, 04:58 AM
Zhejiang will win, even without Timo.
Looking forward to Hao Shuai vs Xu Xin!!

TT Guru
09-04-2011, 06:36 AM
Does anybody know where in China each round is being played?

Michal_Z
09-04-2011, 09:34 AM
so if it started at 14:45 local time, it should be already over..
Does anyone know result ???

Dan
09-04-2011, 01:15 PM
Results are in. The first leg has been played! Videos will be up Shortly.

--- Results Spoiler from first leg ---

Game 1 - Hao Shuai beat Cui Qinglei 3-0 (11-7, 11-8 and 11-6) Zhejiang 1-0

Game 2 - Xu Xin beat Ma Lin 3-2 (6-11, 11-9, 8,11, 11-7, 11-6) Zhejiang 1-1 Bazhou

Game 3 - Xu Xin/Zhai Chao beat Hao Shuai/Xu Hui 3-2 (8-11, 11-8, 9-11, 13-11, 11-4) Zhejiang 1-2 Bazhou

Game 4 - Ma Lin beat Cuo Qinglei 3-1 (11-4, 11-7, 5-11, 11-3) Zhejiang 2-2 Bazhou

Game 5 - Xu Hui beat Li Ping 3-1 (11-7, 11-8, 9-11, 14-12) Zhejiang 3-2 Bazhou


Zhejiang team of Ma Lin, Hao Shuai and Xu Hui win the first leg of the Chinese Super League final. Videos will be up shortly.


http://english.cri.cn/mmsource/images/2007/03/07/4081malin.jpg

Photo by: Reuters

Michal_Z
09-04-2011, 01:26 PM
Nice, cant wait for videos ;)

scylla24
09-04-2011, 06:06 PM
Interesting, I was only able to see the last set of the match between Ma Lin and Xu Xin. Li Ping has always been on the cusp of being able to represent China on an International level. It must be disappointing for him to lose the critical match.

janus
09-05-2011, 12:11 AM
2nd Game from the Final (1st Leg) Bazhou - Zhejiang : 2-3
# XU Xin - MA Lin : 3-2 (6-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6) [Full Match|Short Form]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNG6353aRhU

--enjoy!!

bFeee
09-05-2011, 12:18 AM
nice video :-)

exit_2
09-06-2011, 02:25 PM
Ma Lin vs Xu Xin... great match.. Xu Xin's reverse backhands = big problems for Ma Lin and his power for forhand topspin is something special. I like Ma Lin more than Xu Xin but this time younger player was better.

Michal_Z
09-07-2011, 12:41 PM
The picture on the video says it all..
Xu Xin plays backhand without problems.. Ma Lin plays only blocking with his forehand on backhand side..
That is why he lost :)

Matt Hetherington
09-07-2011, 04:36 PM
I voted Zhejiang Nirui, as I have from the very beginning! :)

Dibosan
09-07-2011, 07:07 PM
Anyone knows what rubber Xu Xin is using ? Seems like old Haifu Blue Whale 2 (black Sponge).

Michal_Z
09-08-2011, 05:19 PM
I think they should play today, so that should be already over..
Anyone knows the result of todays matchup??

Michal_Z
09-08-2011, 05:26 PM
Oki, so I found an article about this and its really over, 3:1 for Bazhou..
Hao Shuai lost to Cui Qinglei, Ma Lin beat Xu Xin, .. so two surprises for the beginning..
But then Bazhou won the doubles and Xu Xin beat Hao Shuai, so all over and 1:1 ..
Who knows what the third leg will bring..

Link is here: Zheijang vs. Bazhou leg 2 (http://tabletennista.com/2011/9/bazhou-wins-the-2nd-leg-of-the-championshi/)

leedeyuan2
09-09-2011, 04:52 AM
Xuxin uses Stiga rosewood NCT V, skyline on his forehand and stiga calibra LT on his backhand if i am not wrong.

dici
09-09-2011, 06:17 PM
The last game will be played on the 18:35 local time in 10 september. Which is about 14hours from now >.>

If anyone of you can't get the link work, probably can try either TVUplayer or the sopcast.

janus
09-09-2011, 08:59 PM
The latest videos of the final (2nd leg) are posted in the other thread Here (http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?961-China-Super-League-2011&p=16095&viewfull=1#post16095)

WiWa
09-10-2011, 10:35 AM
Live 3rd leg here http://freetubetv.net/index.php?view=7Y2N0djU starting now I believe

WiWa
09-10-2011, 10:48 AM
Cui Qinglei wins the first set against Ma Lin 11-9 with a time-out at 10-9. Cui was 7-0 ahead but Ma came back.

3-1 for Ma Lin, Zhejiang 1-0

WiWa
09-10-2011, 01:04 PM
Idk what happened but cctv5 has been showing this sort of ceremony for ages now o.0 Anyone know if there is a long break in the match or something? :S

Michal_Z
09-10-2011, 07:25 PM
The Olympic champion and at the same time Zhejiang's team leader was first in the arena against the younger player of Bazhou Cui Qinglei. In the first set, the Bazhou player surprisingly performed very well and was able to overcome Ma Lin in 11-9. In the second set, Cui Qinglei continued to be impressive but this time, Ma Lin survived the challenge in 13-11.

After the challenging set, momentum was now in Zhejiang's side as Ma Lin controlled the table with 11-4. Cui Qinglei returned into the fourth set still fighting but his efforts were not enough to defeat Ma Lin. The veteran offered the first score for Zhejiang with 11-9.

For the second match, Bazhou's star player Xu Xin had his encounter against Hao Shuai of Zhejiang. In the first set, Hao Shuai scored 11-9 and then Xu Xin for the second set with 11-7. After which, Xu Xin maintained his control and was able to post a 2-1 advantage with 11-8. Hao Shuai returned into the fourth set with great control and established a confident lead with 6-1. At this point Xu Xin wasn't able to recover and eventually lost in 4-11.

After an impressive set for Hao Shuai who leveled in 2-2, Xu Xin returned into the fifth and deciding game with a vengeance. Xu Xin nailed an impressive 5-1 lead. Hao Shuai managed to show some signs or resistance but Xu Xin was more in control and scored the first point for Bazhou with 11-7.

The doubles match was a tie breaker for both teams in 1-1. After defeat in the previous leg, Zhejiang's Hao Shuai and Xu Hui nailed a commanding performance against Cheng Jingqi and Zhai Chao. The Zhejiang pair crushed their opponents in 11-8, 11-7, and 11-6,

For the fourth match, Ma Lin faced Xu Xin. Ma Lin immediately gained momentum at the start with a commanding lead. Xu Xin managed to close the gap but failed after Ma Lin earned the first set with 11-7. Zhejiang's star player continued to control the game in 6-3. At this point, Xu Xin successfully caught up and leveled in 7-7, then in 8-8. Ater the tie, Xu Xin got his rhythm and overtook to 11-8.

In the third set, Xu Xin maintained his control and his lead in 5-3 then increased to 7-3. Eventually the round belonged to Xu Xin with an impressive 11-5. After a powerful set for Xu Xin, Ma Lin fought back and both paddlers were tied in 6-6, then in 7-7. Clearly, Ma Lin was very determined to end the race so he showed great resistance against Xu Xin and leveled in 10-10. However, Xu Xin was the better player for tonight and defeated Ma Lin in 12-10. Xu Xin successfully offered the second point for Bazhou.

After the tie in 2-2, Bazhou's Cheng Jingqi and Zhejiang's Xu Hui now held the responsibility of completing the victory for their respective teams. As expected, both paddlers started really strong but it was Xu Hui who gained the first advantage with 11-9. In the second set, Cheng Jingqi quickly established his lead in 5-2 then maintained in 9-7. However, Xu Hui fought back and overtook to 10-9. The Bazhou player leveled in 10-10. After one more tie in 11-11, Cheng Jingqi successfully scored his first point with 13-11.

Xu Hui returned into the third set much more ppwerful and led in an impressive 4-0, 7-2, then in 9-3. Eventually, Xu Hui nailed the round with 11-5, leading in 2-1. Now that Xu Hui has already the advantage, he continued to fight strong and overtook in 5-4. However,Cheng Jingqi was still very much into the game and got back the lead in 9-6. As to make things more interesting, Cheng Jingqi successfully leveled in 2-2 with 11-7.

Both paddlers maintained their strength as they entered into the ultimate deciding game this season with a 5-4 score in favor to Xu Hui. As the game progressed, Cheng Jingqi somehow lost his stability while Xu Hui maintained his lead in 8-5. Eventually, Xu Hui successfully completed the much needed points for Zhejiang's victory.

After five sets in the fifth match, Zhejiang finally achieved the long awaited championship title for the Chinese Super League. Congratulations Zhejiang!

janus
09-11-2011, 09:42 AM
The 3rd decisive Leg of MT-F has already finished and Zhejiang Bank is the Men's Team Champion of CTTSL!!!!
# see details in my description (on Youtube) of the video here (http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?961-China-Super-League-2011&p=16168&viewfull=1#post16168) posted in the main CTTSL-Thread

WiWa
09-11-2011, 09:38 PM
The 3rd decisive Leg of MT-F has already finished and Zhejiang Bank is the Men's Team Champion of CTTSL!!!!
# see details in my description (on Youtube) of the video here (http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?961-China-Super-League-2011&p=16168&viewfull=1#post16168) posted in the main CTTSL-Thread

Thank you so much for all the Superleague vids janus!! Awesome job!

janus
09-15-2011, 08:00 AM
>> ALL FULL MATCHES OF THE FINAL (3rd Leg, Sep 10, 2011) ::

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCD2B856A713E8FE8

--enjoy!!!:)