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Chinese Team Attends 2016 German Open (Video)

Chinese Team Attends 2016 German Open (Video)
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The World Tour season for 2016 will continue with its second station this year in Berlin, Germany. This time, the Chinese players will be joining in the competition. Some of their players are the world champion Ma Long and the Grand Slam champion Zhang Jike. This will be the first appearance of the Chinese players in the international circuit for this year. 

Sina Sports. The German Open will take place this week in Berlin and some stars from the Chinese Team will be in the competition including Zhang Jike and Ma Long. 

The World Tour season for 2016 has already started and the German Open this week is the second station. However, this is the first for the Chinese Team this year. 

In the men’s division, leaders, Ma Long and Zhang Jike will be in the competition. Ma Long is the top seed while Zhang Jike is third. Fang Bo and Yan An will also be joining in the competition. Fang Bo is seventh seed while Yan An is 14th. 

Competition in the Men’s Singles will be exciting as the hosting team will have their main players, Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Timo Boll. Aside from them, other European big names like Marcos Freitas and Vladimir Samsonov will also grace the event. 

Asian veterans Chuang Chih Yuan and Joo Saehyuk are also expected to be in the tournament. 

Last year, the last men standing were Ma Long and Zhang Jike. The former won in 4-3. 

Ma Long vs Zhang Jike 2015 German Open MS Finals
video kindly shared by janus770

For the women’s division, China will have their second tier players like Wu Yang and Mu Zi, along with Hu Limei, Chen Xingtong, Liu Gaoyang, and Wang Yidi. 

The leaders for the women’s Singles are Ai Fukuhara, Kasumi Ishikawa, Feng Tianwei and Han Ying of Germany.  

The competition will start today, January 27 with the qualifying rounds. 

Photo source: China News 

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