We will see a Ma Long and Zhang Jike showdown at the Kuwait!

What the world has been waiting for! Today on the 18th February we will see a Ma Long and Zhang Jike showdown at the 2013 Kuwait Open ITTF World Tour! Recently, Ma Long and Zhang Jike have met on a few occasions in the Chinese Super League however not in a World Tour series for a long time. In fact. it was over a year ago at the Slovenian Open World Tour where Zhang Jike defeated Ma Long in a full seven sets.


In the Men's Singles semi finals saw an all Chinese affair battle out for a place in the final. It was all one way traffic in the opening semi final as Ma Long disposed compatriot and newly world number 1 Xu Xin in four straight sets with scores 11-5, 11-8, 11-6, 11-2. In the other semi final Wang Hao had some chances but struggled to make anything from them as Zhang Jike won in five sets with scores 11-8, 11-7, 9-11, 12-10, 11-4.

Men's Singles Final - ITTF Live Streaming Schedule *Time in GMT* 18 February 2013

13:15pm Ma Long vs Zhang Jike

The final will be played at 13.15pm GMT

Watch the matches in the ITTF Live Streaming here

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Source of photo:
Zhang Jike left (Feng Li/Getty Images Europe)
Ma Long right (xinhuanet.com)