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  1. Finals now over and what a pleasure it has been...

    Finals now over and what a pleasure it has been to watch these brilliant players stretched to the limit! The main talking point has to be 23 year-old Zhou Qihao, who has sprung a few surprises in the...
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  2. Semi-finals now completed. Wang Yidi put up a...

    Semi-finals now completed. Wang Yidi put up a great fight against Sun Yingsha, who sometimes seems quite fragile and lightweight but is a fierce competitor with dynamic reactions. She’ll need all of...
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  3. In the XD event, played over a full seven games...

    In the XD event, played over a full seven games throughout, we have been treated to some brilliant, exciting matches. In the second SF all four players eventually reached a peak. LGY played with...
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  4. Now watched two SFs, both great matches. There...

    Now watched two SFs, both great matches. There was some athletic brilliance from CM with plenty of speed and power in the legs; in fact she needed all that to get the better of ZYL in what was a very...
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  5. At last we saw WCQ coming back with some fluency,...

    At last we saw WCQ coming back with some fluency, a good job, as I think XX and ML (in spite of all his admirers) are past their best. Maybe LSD (on a high!) could also develop into a rival for FZD....
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  6. Just watched the XD QF, some of the best play...

    Just watched the XD QF, some of the best play I've seen so far at this event. XX & LSW raised their game, but not quite up to the level of Zhou Yu & Chen Xingtong, who were brilliant individually and...
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  7. Xu Xin and FZD's doubles catastrophe

    He's certainly struggling at the moment, a very long way below his level of a year or two ago, when he was winning everything in sight. Let's see if he can show any form in the XD with Liu Shiwen,...
  8. ML is coming back to fitness and form, but still...

    ML is coming back to fitness and form, but still he only just got past WCQ. Apparently both ML and XX will be 31 by the time of next Olympics (July 21), so it's hard to believe that China won't make...
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  9. I've now watched both finals on 247 and they did...

    I've now watched both finals on 247 and they did not disappoint. SYS and WMU gave a thrilling display of counter-hitting: WMU is turning herself into a more exciting player with faster footwork and...
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  10. Some curious results! Xu Chenhao was clutching...

    Some curious results! Xu Chenhao was clutching his shoulder throughout his 0-4 v Wang Chuqin - I guess he was injured. He hits a very flat BH - his best shot - is that short pimples? Yesterday XX was...
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  11. I started this thread (my first ever) mainly to...

    I started this thread (my first ever) mainly to discover why Liam had not played and I have been pleased to get so many replies. The GB players who took part are world-ranked 77, 93 and 233. The...
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  12. Always keen to support them, but this was...

    Always keen to support them, but this was publicised as a flagship event, "Support your Commonwealth Games heroes", and I don't agree that Serbia are a top team - just look at their world rankings -...
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  13. don't you think an explanation was due as to why...

    don't you think an explanation was due as to why Liam didn't play? This was passed over in silence on the TTE web-site.
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  14. England Men disappoint

    Just wondered what went wrong with England's Men losing 1-3 to Serbia before a sell-out crowd, missing an opportunity to inspire. Why was no 1 player Liam Pitchford not playing? Paul Drinkhall lost...
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