A storming display from Xu Xin who made up for missing out on the final in Malaysia by winning the Singapore leg decisively. Against the world’s foremost penholder, the Lin juggernaut came to a shuddering halt as the Taiwanese teenager did not get much of a look-in. Xu was simply superior in all departments, playing with the spontaneity that fans expect from this enigmatic world number two. There was a mini-fightback from Lin in the third game but Xu was able to quell that and the Chinese ace went on to record a popular win.
Mentally I felt really good in this tournament and played with a happy heart. It feels like home ground playing in Singapore and I hope fans will continue to turn up and support the players they like. Had I finished second, I’d say I’ll use the prize money to buy milk powder for my kids. But now that I’ve won, I should buy a couple of designer handbags for my wife.
I knew this was going to be a challenging one and he is one player that is tough to work out. There wasn’t any point when I felt comfortable at all and there were very few weaknesses in his game, even when he does make the occasional mistake.
About T2 Diamond Table Tennis League (T2 Diamond):
T2 Diamond Table Tennis League is the most prestigious series of annual professional events organised in collaboration with the International Table Tennis Federation. T2 Diamond 2019 will feature 32 of the world’s best men’s and women’s players competing across three tournaments for a combined prize purse of USD 1.5 million, and bonus ITTF World Ranking points as they battle their way to 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualification. The revolutionary league employs a unique competition format and various other innovations that catapult table tennis into a truly entertaining spectator sport, whilst providing players with the ultimate environment in which to compete and excel.
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About International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF):
The International Table Tennis Federation is the global governing body of Table Tennis. Affiliated to six Continental and 226 National Associations, the ITTF coordinates over 100 international events per year and has long been represented at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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