Fang Bo is defeated by world number 324 in the Kuwait Open 2013! (VIDEO)

The biggest upset of the 2013 Kuwait Open ITTF World Tour took place today in the round of 32 in the Men's Singles. 18 year old defender from Korea Kang Dongsoo overcome China's world number 21 and recent Austrian Open World Tour winner Fang Bo in a seven set thriller!


Kang Dongsoo - Photo by: Ahmed Khalid

Defenders Survive

It is now over a decade ago since Korea’s Joo Se Hyuk shocked the table tennis world by reaching the final of the World Championships in Paris! Joo is a fantastic example of the power of the chopper in the modern world of table tennis however a new successor has emerged from Korea and the name goes by 'Kang Dongsoo'.

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In the round of 32 of the Men's Singles, Kang Dongsoo fought his heart out to defeat China's formidable two wing attacking style of play, Fang Bo. Kang retrieved everything in the final game using his forehand topspin to his advantage. Dongsoo varied the spin on his backhand chop to allow him to attack with his forehand from a loose ball from Fang.

The contest went to a full seven games and was decided by the minimal three point margin in the final set (8-11,11-9,7-11,11-9,7-11,11-8,11-7).

Watch the matches in the ITTF Live Streaming here

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Congratulations to Kang Dongsoo, who will face either Chuang Chih Yuan or Robert Gardos in the last 16. For all the latest news, results and videos from the Kuwait Open 2013 click here. To catch up on all the latest highlighted matches from the Kuwait Open visit our Media Library.

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Written by: Daniel Ives