28 Sep 2016

The 2016 Chinese National Championships has already determined the winner in the Men's Doubles during the eighth day of competition. They are Fan Zhendong and Zhou Yu of the People's Liberation Army. These two also progressed into the Singles semifinal round. After this competition, the 19-year old sensation will have to compete in the international circuit for the Men's World Cup.

By Henry Chen 

“Fan Zhendong and Zhou Yu defeated Xue Fei and Zhao Daming of Hubei in the final round. They are this year’s Chinese National Men’s Doubles champions. Congratulations to the two handsome army boys!” Li Wujun reported in his Weibo.

The 2016 Chinese National Championships was in its eighth day of competition yesterday, September 27 and the Doubles event had its conclusion.

The pair from People’s Liberation Army (PLA), Fan Zhendong and Zhou Yu were crowned as the Men’s Doubles champion. They first swept their way through the semifinals and fought in six games in the final round. They defeated Hubei’s Xue Fei and Zhao Daming in 11-5, 11-9, 5-11, 11-5, 9-11, 11-9 for the final victory.

Zhou Yu and Fan Zhendong after their victory in the Men’s Doubles competition. (Photo from Sina Sports)


Fan Zhendong and the rest of the PLA Team were not very successful in the Team competition held last weekend. However, this time, both Fan Zhendong and Zhou Yu were doing well in the individual events as of yesterday.

Following Xu Xin’s retirement from the competition, the 19-year old player Fan Zhendong became a much clearer favourite to win the championship title in the Men’s Singles. At the same time, Zhou Yu is considered to be his strongest opponent.

Fan Zhendong plays well in the 2016 Chinese National Championships Men's Singles. (Photo from Hinews)
Fan Zhendong in the 2016 Chinese National Championships Men’s Singles. (Photo from Hinews)


Yesterday, Fan Zhendong defeated Yan An of the Beijing Team in 12-14, 11-6, 11-9, 11-5, 11-7. He will then face Shanghai’s Shang Kun in the semifinals. Meanwhile, in the lower half of the draw, the seat in the final round will be contested by Zheng Peifeng of Fujian and Zhou Yu of PLA.

Zheng Peifeng bravely overcame Shandong’s Fang Bo in 12-10, 11-8, 4-11, 6-11, 11-4, 11-13, 11-8.

The teenage sensation of the Chinese National Team, Fan Zhendong, will have a very occupied schedule of competition these days. After the Domestic scene, Fan is scheduled to appear in this weekend’s highly anticipated Men’s World Cup to be held in Saarbrücken, Germany.


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