Chinese table tennis has always been the master of kings. The handover of generations of leading figures relies on internal fission. The old king of table tennis was completely defeated by the rising star and will quit the table tennis stage. From the perspective of age, Ma Long can retire before the Tokyo Olympics, but compared to women's table tennis, men's table tennis talents in recent years have not gushed out as in the past, and Fan Zhendong alone is not safe. In the final of the Tokyo Olympics, Fan Zhendong did not seize the golden opportunity and unfortunately lost to Ma Long.
Fan Zhendong is famous at a young age, and he has long been the main force and key player of the national table tennis men's team, and his results have been good, and he has been in the first position in the world for a long time. But if you really want to be the leader of men's table tennis, you are almost not allowed to make mistakes. Although Fan Zhendong has won numerous championships, he is not stable to the point of being invulnerable. After losing the Tokyo Olympics, now it is a new Olympic cycle, and Fan Zhendong has still been in unstable form in the past six months, losing Zhang Benzhihe and Ochalov, and losing to Zhao Dacheng in a round. This kind of instability is something that men's table tennis does not want to see.
Malone was a well-deserved king of his time, but he was also older. At this age, it is unimaginable to play the main force in the past men's table tennis era. After winning the Tokyo Olympics, Malone also went through a period of adjustment. Chinese men's table tennis still needs this ace to support the façade. In this WTT Grand Slam tournament, the Dragons showed excellent form, at least to ensure that the gold medal in the men's singles will not be spent elsewhere.
WTT大满贯男单决赛开赛在即，希望双方都能打好这场关键比赛，并且在不久的将来，樊振东能够承担起马龙身上国乒旗帜的责任。 Come on!
Congratulations to Fan Zhendong for winning the championship, brother Ma Long is relieved, give you another ride, and Ma Long can retire with peace of mind.