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    • Dimitrij Ovtcharov Defeats Wang Hao In Round 8 - China Super League Update!

      Today on the 24th July the 2013 Chinese Super League round 8 took place with the best players in the world colliding. Xu Xin's Shanghai faced Zhang Jike's Shandong, with Xu Xin disposing Zhang Jike in 3 straight sets. Elsewhere saw both Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Liu Jikang defeat Wang Hao and Yin Hang eliminated Xu Chenhao to give Sichuan their second win of the season. Full round 8 results below with videos coming shortly on TableTennisDaily.

      In round 8 of the Chinese Super League Ma Long's Ningbo met Hao Shuai's Tianjin, Xu Xin's Shanghai took on Zhang Jike's Shandong, Dimitrij Ovtcharov's Shangdong played Wang Hao's Bayi and Qiu Yike's Sichuan faced Cuiqing Lei Bazhou.

      Round 8 Results(July, 24)

      Ningbo 3:0 Tianjin

      Ma Long 3:1 Zhang Yu (11:6, 11:8, 5:11, 11:2)
      Yan An 3:1 Hao Shuai (12:10, 11:3, 5:11, 11:7)
      Yan An/Cheung Yuk 2:0 Lin Gaoyuan/Li Ping (11:8, 11:9)

      Last years champions Ningbo had no problems against Tianjin as they dispatched Tianjin in a cool fashion by 3 matches to 0.

      Shanghai 3:2 Shandong

      Xu Xin 3:0 Zhang Jike (11:5, 11:4, 11:9)
      Shang-kun 2:3 Zhang Chao (10:12, 10:12, 19:17, 13:11, 4:6)
      Wang Liqin/Xu Xin 2:1 Zhang Chao/Wu Hao (11:7, 10:12, 7:5)
      Shang-kun 0:3 Zhang Jike (4:11, 2:11, 4:11)
      Wang Liqin 2:0 Hou Yingchao (11:6 11:9)

      Xu Xin stormed into a 2-0 lead with Zhang Jike's motivation lacking. Xu went on to win 3-0. Wang Liqin secured a 2-0 win over defender Hou Yingchao to clinch the victory over the strong Shangdong side.

      Guangdong 3:2 Bayi

      Dimitrij Ovtcharov 2:3 Fan Zhendong (7:11, 11:5, 11:8, 9:11, 3:7)
      Liu Jikang 3:2 Wang Hao (8:11, 11:8, 11:9, 1:11, 9:7)
      Liu Jikang/Yin Hang 0:2 Fan Zhendong/Xu Chenhao (10:12, 11:13)
      Dimitrij Ovtcharov 3:2 Wang Hao (11:3, 10:12, 8:11, 11:9, 7:4)
      Yin Hang 2:1 Xu Chenhao (4:11, 11:7, 8:6)

      This was the match of the day in my eyes. In the opening match, Fan Zhendong grabbed a cruicial victory over Dimitriij Ovtcharov to give Bayi the 1-0 lead. Through the perseverance of the Guangdong team, both Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Liu Jikang defeated world number 3 Wang Hao in five set matches to give Guangdong a 2 point advantage. Yin Hand sealed the deal for Guangdongwith an impressive win over Xu Chenhao in the fifth and final match.

      Sichuan 3:2 Bazhou

      Qiu Yike 3:1 Zhai Chao (8:11, 11:7, 11:4, 11:2)
      Xu Ruifeng 1:3 Cuiqing Lei (4:11, 3:10, 11:4, 6:11)
      Wang Jianjun/Zhulin Feng 2:0 Zhai Chao/Chengjing Qi (11:4 11:7)
      Qiu Yike 1:3 Cuiqing Lei (12:10, 8:11, 8:11, 9:11)
      Wang Jianjun 2:1 Cheng Jingqi (10:12, 11:9, 7:5)

      Sichuan claim their second victory of the season with an great five match victory Bazhou.

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      Written by: Dan Ives
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