Yan An (CHN) 4-3 Xu Xin (CHN)
shared by janus770
The first quarterfinal round was between the two winners from the Universiade Games Xu Xin and Yan An. The first set went to Xu Xin with 11-5. In the second set, Xu Xin continued to lead in 7-3. However, Yan An managed to overtake and at the end leveled things in 1-1 with 13-11. After which, the two paddlers fought strong and tied in 6-6. After the tie, Yan An posted his secind point with 11-9.
Yan An maintained his momentum and scored his third point with 11-7. In the fifth set, Yan An led in 5-2. Xu Xin caught up and tied in 9-9. After the tie, Xu Xin continued to fight and tied in 11-11. After several match points, Xu Xin finally added one more round with 15-13. After his second win, Xu Xin led in 5-1 then led to 11-5, leveling in 3-3.
In the deciding match, Yan An started with a lead of 4-3. Xu Xin added two points while Yan An added three more in 7-5. Towards the end, Yan An reached match point ahead in 10-8. Eventually, Yan An unbelievably continued his success in the competition as he defeated Xu Xin in 11-9.
Oh Sang Eun (KOR) 0-4 Zhang Jike (CHN)
The ninth seed Oh Sang Eun of Korea faced the new world champion Zhang Jike in the quarterfinal round. In the first set, two paddlers tied in 6-6. After the tie, Zhang Jike first gained advantage in 11-9. After which, Zhang Jike increased his level of performance and scored an impressive 11-4. In the third set, Zhang Jike started with 5-2. Evenetually, Zhang Jike nailed his third point with 11-7.
In the fourth set, Oh Sang Eun was expected to fight strong however the Korean veteran was behind in 1-5. However, after a timeout called by the Korean camp, Oh Sang Eun managed to narrow his deficit to 5-7. Despite efforts from the Korean player, Zhang Jike still maintained his lead and ended the match with 11-5.
Ma Long (CHN) 4-0 Joo Se Hyuk (CHN)
The eighth seed Joo Se Hyuk started the match with a 7-5 lead. However, Ma Long was just warming up and then eventually overtook in 10-8. Eventually Ma Long nailed the first set with 11-8. Both players started the second match with a tie in 5-5, then 6-6. After the tie, Ma Long reached the set point then went directly to 11-8.
In the third set, Ma Long dominated the table as he nailed a wonderful lead of 8-3. Eventually, Ma Long ended the set with a fantastic 11-4. In the fourth set, Ma Long continued to lead in 5-0. At this point, Joo Se Hyuk is in such danger as he continued to miss every shot in 0-9. The Korean player scored five more points before Ma Long sealed his semifinal spot with 11-5.
Jun Mizutani (JPN) 4-2 Dimitrij Ovtcharov (GER)
shared by GecaPhoenix
The only Japanese player in the round Jun Mizutani started the match very well with a 6-3 lead. Eventually, Mizutani finfished the set with 11-5. After an impressive round, Jun Mizutani continued his success and scored another point with 11-8. After a 2-0 lead of Mizutani, the only European player in the round Dimitrij Ovtcharov was able to make his presence felt with an 11-4.
In the fourth set, Jun Mizutani scored his third point with 11-9. However, Ovtcharov immeidately reversed the score to his advantage in the fifth set. Ovtcharov posted a 2-3 overall score. In the sixth set, the Japanese Jun Mizutani defeated Ovtcharov in 12-10 and eventually advancing further into the compeittion.
Photo source: chinadaily.com.cn