8-1 to win 7 consecutive victories! The Chinese team is starting to move seriously: it will play against Japan + the final or South Korea
On the evening of December 8, Beijing time, the second phase of the round-robin competition of the 2023 Chengdu Mixed Team World Cup continued. In the end, the Chinese team composed of Wang Chuqin, Ma Long, Wang Manyu and Sun Yingsha defeated the opponent with a big score of 8-1 and won 7 consecutive victories. The scores of each game are as follows:
First Mixed Doubles: Wang Chuqin and Sun Yingsha 2-1 Meisner and Wan Yuan
Second Women's Singles: Wang Manyu 3-0 Shan Xiaona
Third Men's Singles: Malone 3-0 Ricardo Walther
On December 9, the Chinese team will stage a strong dialogue with the Japanese team.
Maintaining an all-win South Korean team is the biggest threat
In this World Cup, the Chinese team playing at home is the biggest favorite to win the championship. Judging from the lineup alone, there are few teams that can compete with the Chinese team. Among the four members of the men's team, Fan Zhendong, Wang Chuqin and Ma Long are ranked in the top three in the men's singles world, and Lin Gaoyuan has also won the Asian Cup. The women's team's Sun Yingsha, Wang Manyu, Sun Yingsha, Chen Meng and Wang Yidi are the top four in the women's singles world, and their comprehensive strength is in their own class. In the first group stage, the Chinese team defeated Sweden, Hong Kong, China and Sweden one after another, and qualified first in the group.
Head coach Li Falcon, men's team coach Wang Hao, women's team coach Ma Lin, and mixed doubles team leader Xiao Zhan constantly deployed troops to help the eight main players adjust to their best condition. Entering the second stage, the opponents of the Chinese team are Germany, Slovakia, Japan, France, South Korea and Chinese Taipei. In the first three games, the Chinese team successfully defeated the Swedish team, the Chinese Taipei team and the French team, and won 6 consecutive victories. Mixed doubles pair Wang Chuqin and Sun Yingsha, Lin Gaoyuan and Wang Yidi, men's singles Fan Zhendong and Ma Long, and women's singles Chen Meng and Wang Manyu all contributed to the team's victory.
In the fourth round of the second round robin, the Chinese team played against the German team, and the Japanese team played against the South Korean team. Japan and South Korea took the lead in the match, and in the end, the Japanese team composed of Tomokazu Haramoto, Hayasuke Togami, Hina Hayata, and Miwa Haramoto suffered their first defeat 4-8 to the South Korean team that took the initiative to change the formation. After the results of the victory and defeat of Japan and South Korea were announced, the outside world generally believed that the South Korean team, which is currently in high morale, will be the biggest threat to the Chinese team.
China vs Germany match results
In the evening stage, the match between the Chinese team and the German team officially started. In this game, the Chinese team sent Wang Chuqin, Sun Yingsha, Wang Manyu, Ma Long, etc. In the first mixed doubles, Wang Chuqin and Sun Yingsha's opponents were Meissner and Wan Yuan of the German team. In the first game, the "Shatou Combination" lost 8-11, but fortunately, the two quickly adjusted and won two games in a row with 11-7 and 11-2, thus winning with a big score of 2-1. In the second women's singles, world champion Wang Manyu played again. In the end, Wang Manyu defeated Shan Xiaona 11-2, 11-5, 11-4, and in the third men's singles, Ma Long played against Germany's Walser. In the whole game, Malone had a clear advantage at both ends of the offensive and defensive ends, winning the opponent 3-0.