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    Asian Championships 2012 - Men's Singles Quarter Final Line Up!

    The men's singles at the Asian Championships 2012 has now reached the quarter final stages with some fantastic individual performances!


    Jun Mizutani - Photo by: houseofjapan.com

    Fourth Round Results

    In the fourth round of the men's singles today at the Asian Championships Seo Hyun Deok attracted the crowds attention on Wednesday 29th 2012! Seo caused the biggest upset in the fourth round as he defeated Japan's Seiya Kishikawa by four games to two with scores 6-11, 11-7, 11-7, 7-11, 11-8, 11-3. Seo Hyun Deok has the ability to beat anyone on his day and is a threat to any opponent. Last year at the China Open Seo defeated World Champion Zhang Jike. Seo will meet Zhang Jike in the next round of the Asian Championships!

    However, only one Korean made it through to the quarter final stages of this spectacular event held in China. Lee Jung Woo of Korea was defeated by Japan's Jun Mizutani by four games to nil with scores: 11-7, 11-8, 12-10, 11-5.

    Jun Mizutani is the only Japanese player left in the quarter final stages as both his compatriots Koki Niwa and Kenta Matsudaira were defeated by the World number 1 and 3 Chinese players. Koki lost to World number 1 Ma Long in by 4 sets to 1 with scores 11-7, 11-4, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8. Kenta took off to a flying start with a 2 games to 1 lead over Wang Hao, however Wang Hao picked up momentum and won the match in six games with scores 9-11, 11-9, 8-11, 14-12, 11-8, 11-7

    World Champion Zhang Jike defeated Hong Kong's Tang Peng. Tang had to withdraw after the second set due to a thigh injury.

    In form Xu Xin who recently won the Qatar Open 2012 defeated Korea’s Jang Song Man in five games with scores 11-2, 11-4, 14-16, 13-11, 11-8. Next in line on the draw was reigning Olympic champion Ma Lin! Ma Lin overcome Gao Ning in four straight sets with scores 14-12, 11-5, 12-10, 12-10

    Chinese Taipei's Chuang Chih Yuan the number 7 seed for the tournament over Leung Chu Yan the number 15 seed. We now have the full quarter final draw below which begins tomorrow!

    Quarter Final Line Up

    - Ma Long vs Chuang Chih Yuan

    - Jun Mizutani vs Xu Xin

    - Wang Hao vs Ma Lin

    - Seo Hyun Deok vs Zhang Jike

    So can Seo Hyun Deok repeat his previous performance against Zhang Jike? Who will go through in tomorrows quarter finals?

    Congratulations to the quarter finalists! To follow all the latest news feeds from the Asian Championships 2012 including the seedings, results, matches and more click here

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