On December 7th, Beijing time, the contest of Chengdu table tennis mixed team World Cup quarter-finals kicked off on the second day. The first two games were Germany VS France and South Korea VS Slovakia. As a result, the second seed Germany lost again and lost to France 4-8. As for South Korea, it was a total victory, sweeping its opponents 8-0 and winning heartily.
At present, it seems that the No.2 German team is the weakest among the top four seeds. After all, the six main players didn’t participate in the war, and the rest of the people really couldn’t hold up the scene. The day before, they lost 4-8 to Sweden, and now they lost 4-8 to France. Shan Xiaona, the Olympic runner-up, is helpless!
Please see below for the detailed situation.
The situation of this game is relatively simple. Although Slovakia advanced to the quarter-finals, it was mainly because Germany and Portugal, the two strong rivals in the group stage, were short of a large number of core players. Even so, they made a thrilling pass, and now it is natural to play against the powerful South Korean team everywhere.
In the first set of mixed doubles, Lin Zhongxun/Shen Yubin beat Apras/Raposo Wa 3-0; In the second set of women’s singles, Tian Zhixi won Kukulova 3-0; In the third set of men’s singles, Li Shangzhu beat Wang Yang 2-0, and the Korean team ended the battle with a total score of 8-0.
The battle between Germany and France was the focus on December 7th. If all the main players of the two teams participated in the war, the German team was relatively superior. However, the four main players of the German men’s team, Ochalov, Qiu Dang, Francesca and Bohr, were absent, while the two main players of the women’s team, Han Ying and Mittham, were absent. Shan Xiaona was the only core player, which was really unsustainable. They lost to Sweden 4-8 the day before.
Compared with Sweden, the strength of France is obviously stronger. lebrun brothers and Pavard Ran Ran have risen, Simon is not old, Yuan Jianan is in his prime, and his strength can reach the top four in this World Cup. It is really difficult for Germany to win the other side.
Sure enough, the first set of mixed doubles German team fell behind, and meissner/Wanyuan lost to Alex/Yuan Jianan 1-2; In the second set of women’s singles, Shan Xiaona, the 40-year-old Olympic runner-up, won the 19-year-old Pavard 2-1; In the third set of men’s singles, European Games champion Felix beat Walter 2-1. Although the total score of the French team was 5-4, it still did not open the gap.
In the fourth set of men’s doubles, Walter/Steph lost to Alex/Simon 0-3, and the French team ended the battle with a total score of 8-4. The second seed Germany collapsed again, but it was really impossible.