An interesting battle with Hong Kong’s Wong Chun Ting displaying nerves of steel against an aggressive Patrick Franziska who has been making a habit of beating Asian opponents. Wong edged the first game but his victory in the second game proved crucial. Franziska carved out a 9-3 lead then had game point at 10-6 but was unable to close out as Wong won five straight points to go 2-0 up. The duo went point-for-point in the third game but this time it was Franziska who came through. That seemed to spur Wong into a higher gear as he won Game 4 easily before taking the FAST5 game to seal victory.
He’s been playing really well in recent months and beat top Chinese players. It’s always tough to play against him. No matter who I meet next, I will try my best.
Wong Chun Ting
Wong played a fantastic match and controlled the match very well. I led 9-3 in the second game and should have gone on to win and things may have been different.
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