The surprise result of the preceding match took much of the excitement away in this encounter between Fan Zhendong and Lin Gaoyuan. In the end, the scoreline reflected the dominance Fan enjoyed over his team-mate Lin with many expecting a far closer fight. The world ranking suggests there’s little to separate these two but Fan was the one who brought the goods to the table on the day and did not give Lin much of a look-in. A day to forget for Lin while Fan marches on to the semi-finals.
I think I performed well today but Ding Ning handled the big points better. It’s been a long time since I’ve beaten her and the opportunities to put her under pressure don’t come around very often.
Tianwei played very well today and I think we both put up a very good match for the fans in the T2Cavern. Next up, I will meet Wang Manyu whom I’ve not done well against in recent times. But I hope to put in another good performance.
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