On January 17, 2023, Beijing time, the World Table Tennis Federation Regular Challenge Doha ended the second day of the qualifying competition, after Qi Fei lost 0-3 to Zhu Chengzhu, Guoping suffered defeat again, 26-year-old Sun Wen lost 0-3 to South Korea's Ahn Jae-hyun, missing the qualifying round. Sun Wen also has highlight moments, such as his victory over Zhang Benzhihe, but since that match, Sun Wen's record has been mediocre, and now he has fallen in the qualifying round, which is helpless.
On the second day of the qualifying round, many people withdrew from the national table tennis competition, such as Chen Yuanyu withdrew from the men's singles qualifying round, Shi Xunyao withdrew from the women's singles qualifying round, Liu Weishan/Fan Siqi withdrew from the women's doubles qualifying round, and Xiang Peng/Qian Tianyi withdrew from the mixed doubles qualifying round. The reason for the withdrawal was that some players participated in the final day of the Durban tournament and had no time to participate in the Doha qualifying round, so they had to withdraw from the competition. However, Qian Tianyi, Liu Weishan, Fan Siqi and others have been shortlisted for the women's singles main event and should not be absent.
There are a large number of applicants for this tournament, with three rounds of women's singles qualifying tournaments and four rounds of men's singles qualifiers. In the women's singles arena, in addition to Shi Xunyao's withdrawal, Qi Fei was out of the qualifying round, she lost 0-3 to Zhu Chengzhu, Chen Yi and He Zhuojia won in the second round of the qualification round, successfully entering the women's singles qualifying round. Next, Chen Yi faced South Korea's Lee Shiwen, and He Zhuojia faced Zhu Chengzhu, and the victory will advance to the main event.
After Qi Fei was out, Guoping suffered a defeat in the men's singles competition, and Sun Wen lost 0-3 to South Korea's An Jae-hyun and was eliminated. The 26-year-old Sun Wen is also a strong player who has won many opportunities to compete, and he once defeated Zhang Benzhihe, which was eye-catching. However, since defeating Zhang Benzhihe, Sun Wen has not performed too brightly and is often out in the qualifying rounds. This time in the lower level regular challenge, Sun Wen fell in the qualifying round again, which made people helpless.
In the end, the three people of National Table Tennis advanced to the men's singles qualifying round, namely Zhou Kai, Liang Jiancang and Zhao Zihao. Next, Liang Yancang and Singapore's Guo Yong competed for a place in the main event, Zhao Zihao against Slovakia's Pisteje, Zhou Kai against South Korea's Zhao Shengmin, these three matches are all tough battles, I hope that the three players of National Table Tennis will give it a go and strive to enter the main event.
In addition, Lin Shidong/Chen Yuanyu, Liang Jiancang/Xue Fei directly advanced to the men's doubles qualifying round, Yu Ziyang/Zhou Kai eliminated Feng Yaoen/Guo Yong 3-0, and a total of three pairs of national table tennis advanced to the men's doubles qualifying round, Yu Ziyang/Zhou Kai will have a direct dialogue with Lin Shidong/Chen Yuanyu, and Liang Jiang/Xue Fei will face a pair of Polish pairs. In the women's doubles and mixed doubles qualifiers, due to the withdrawal of the two pairs of national table tennis pairs, there are no national table tennis players in the qualification of these two events, which is somewhat regrettable.
Next, this station competition entered the final battle of the qualifying round, except for the men's doubles there is a national table tennis derby, all other matches are external battles, I wish the national table tennis all the best!