China News Agency, Beijing, February 18th (Hao Lingyu) The first round of the China Table Tennis Team Durban World Table Tennis Championships trials was held in Beijing on the 18th.
On the first day of the competition, Fan Zhendong, Wang Manyu, Ma Long, Lin Gaoyuan, Liang Jingkun, Wang Chuqin, Chen Xingping and other main national table tennis players all won their first victory in the singles event, while Wang Yidi lost in singles.
The national table tennis World Table Tennis Championships trials are known as "the strongest event on the surface". Since 2006, it has gone through 17 years.
According to the plan of the China Table Tennis Association, two trials will be held before the Durban World Table Tennis Championships. The first trial will be held in Beijing from February 18 to 23, and the second trial will be held after the WTT Singapore Grand Slam. Decide on a time and place.
On the first day of the game, Fan Zhendong defeated Zhou Kai 3:1 after losing a game first, Wang Manyu easily defeated the teenager Han Feier 3:0, Wang Chuqin won without a fight because his opponent retired, and Liang Jingkun defeated Xue Fei in five rounds , Ma Long, Chen Xingtong and Lin Gaoyuan also defeated their respective opponents.
The upset point appeared on Wang Yidi, the fourth-ranked women's singles player in the world.
After four rounds of hard work, Wang Yidi lost to young player Shi Xunyao with a total score of 9:11, 5:11, 11:4, and 11:13, and became the first national table tennis world champion to lose in this station.
The competition venue of this station is a training hall that the national table tennis players are familiar with. Facilities such as lighting and baffles are arranged before the competition.
Fan Zhendong said that the environment of the competition site was beyond his expectations, and it was the first time in his memory that the training hall was transformed into a competition venue.
As for losing a game first, Fan Zhendong believes that he can do better in the details of the game, "The whole body and concentration still haven't reached the matching level."
In the mixed doubles match that night, except for Liang Jingkun/Qian Tianyi who withdrew, the rest of the teams successfully completed their mixed doubles debut.
Ma Long/Chen Meng, Wang Yidi/Yuan Licen, Lin Gaoyuan/Chen Xingtong all defeated their opponents with a total score of 3:1, while Wang Chuqin/Sun Yingsha, Fan Zhendong/Wang Manyu easily won 3:0.
According to the rules, the men’s and women’s singles champions in this trial will directly qualify for the singles at the Durban World Table Tennis Championships. The mixed doubles champions in this station will be compared with the mixed doubles champions in the next trial. Class World Table Tennis Championships through quota.