Chinese National Games 2013

Who do you think will win the Chinese National Games 2013?

  • Ma Long

    Votes: 68 50.4%
  • Xu Xin

    Votes: 9 6.7%
  • Wang Hao

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Zhang Jike

    Votes: 42 31.1%
  • Fan Zhendong

    Votes: 3 2.2%
  • Yan An

    Votes: 7 5.2%
  • Ma Lin

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Zhou Yu

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Fang Bo

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other (Post Below)

    Votes: 4 3.0%

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Aug 2012
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Guess its just his way to ease his pressure. 16 years old kid in the final of the toughest tt tournament, surely theres a lot of pressure on him

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I agree, there are several reasons he is especially nervous/excited, he is playing one of his first major Chinese finals against a big chinese star, arguably one of the best players (maybe the best along with Zhang Jike) on the planet. Gold medal would win him and his team PLA great prestige not to mention he would get a great deal of fame and money for a gold medal (although I understand there is no direct prize money but each team handsomely rewards its players for a medal). He is also on his opponent's territory as Ma Long is from An Shan, Liaoning Province, notice the level of home support Ma Long got from the crowd. The commentary mentioned that Ma Long's grandma was rumored to be in the crowd rooting for Ma Long :) I think if you look at his other previous matches Fan did similar amount/style of chooing so it wasn't to annoy his opponent but to pump himself up. If nothing else I think the worst chooing in table tennis compares well with female tennis where they screech during rallies, especially if you watched US Open grand slam finals :)

Whilst he was chooing in the first 6 games he held himself pretty well, it was really the second half of the 7th game that got away from Fan. I am so happy for Ma Long to finally do it, it was especially important for him considering his lack of success in major titles (technically the National Games isn't one but in China it's still pretty big). Please now complete the Grand Slam Ma long!
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Jul 2011
Fan Zhendong is so talented. He playing like 21-22 years old player. Great! I think he will be soon in top 5. BUT please stop yelling after every point like IDIOT :) Its normal after big points but not after every point. People will not like you like Ovcharov. But again your playing style is something amazing. Forhand down to line is amazing (inside out) and I don't understand how he is doing it :) and bachand to crazy angles with wrist. If player doesn't play close to table (like Ma Long) no chance play with him (watch match with Xu Xin). He is future of table tennis and he has technique of future! Again, Great young player!

But I want to see Ma Long win :) and I am happy he did it!
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better late than never........:rolleyes: