22 Nov 2016

Imperious after 10 rounds of play, in round 11 of the Chinese Men’s Super League on Tuesday 22nd November, the perfect record came to an end.

Fan Zhendong was beaten by Liang Jinkun as Bayi, second in the table behind Shandong Luneng, experienced a three-one defeat against Bazhou.

by Henry Chen

After overcoming Wang Chuqin (11-8, 12-10, 10-12, 11-7) in the opening match of the fixture, Fan Zhendong was beaten by Liang Jinkun in four games (11-7, 12-10, 9-11, 13-11).

The remaining win for Bazhou were recorded by Liang Jinkun against Zhou Kai (11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 11-7) and in the doubles when, when Cheng Jingqi and Fan Shengpeng accounted for Xu Chenhao and Zhou Yu (11-9, 2-11, 11-7).

A three-one success for Bazhou, it was the same for Shanghai in opposition to Anhui.

Backbone of the win was Xu Xin; he accounted for Wong Chun Ting (11-5, 11-7, 11-8) and Yu Ziyang (8-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-3). The one further win for Shanghai was recorded by Shang Kun in the first match of the engagement against Yu Ziyang (11-5, 11-9, 11-9); for Anhui the doubles emerged the sole success. Wong Chun Ting and Zhou Qihao beat Jeoung Youngsik and Shang Kun (11-9, 11-8).

Impressive from Bazhou and Shanghai; it was the same from Shandong Luneng, they overcame Sichuan by the similar three-one margin.

Fang Bo proved the man of the moment; he accounted for Lai Jiaxin (7-11, 11-3, 11-7, 6-11, 11-4) and Xu Ruifeng (6-11, 11-7, 12-10, 11-3). The one further Shandong Luneng win was recorded in the doubles when Hao Shuai and Zhang Chao overcame Zhu Linfeng and Lai Jiaxin (8-11, 11-7, 11-3).; for Sichuan the one success was posted by Xu Ruifeng. In the opening match of the contest, he defeated Hao Shuai (11-8, 7-11, 6-11, 11-8, 7-4).

Meanwhile in the two remaining fixtures, there were imposing three-nil wins.

Shandong Weiqiao, the league leaders, won their 11th consecutive contest by beating Jiangsu; Shenzhen won their fourth venture of the campaign when overcoming Tianjin.

Lin Gaoyuan gave Shandong Weiqiao the ideal start against Jiangsu by beating Chuang Chih-Yuan (7-11, 11-9, 11-8, 7-11, 9-7), before Ma Long defeated Sun Wen (11-5, 11-8, 12-10) and a doubles contest concluded matters. Lin Gaoyuang and Xue Fei overcame Cai Wei and Kong Lingxuan in straight games (11-9, 11-6).

Similar Liu Jikang set Shenzhen on the road to victory by overcoming Fang Yinchi (13-11, 11-7, 12-10); Cui Qinglei followed with success against Ma Te (11-9, 11-6, 11-6), before Cui Qinglei and Ren Hao combined to win the doubles against Kong Longxuan and Cai Wei (11-9, 11-6).

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