04 Jun 2020

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Ding recovers to retain crown (Düsseldorf 2017)

Women’s Singles: Final

Down 1-2, Ding Ning successfully fights back with an extraordinary response to see off Zhu Yuling 4-2 (11-4, 9-11, 4-11, 12-10, 11-6, 11-7) and stand atop the medals podium once again. This marks Ding’s third women’s singles title at the World Championships!

“It’s a very special win for me to take a third title! I’m really thankful to all my fans who have been cheering on for me throughout, giving me a lot of encouragement during my match. I feel Germany is also a lucky place for me, thank you Düsseldorf! I came here not expecting to win the World Championships for the third time. It really depended on my state of mind and condition and that of the opponents.” Ding Ning

Could this be Zhu’s time to shine? (Düsseldorf 2017)

Women’s Singles: Final

Wow! What a start to this incredible women’s singles final with both competitors giving it their absolute best.

Three games down and it is third seed Zhu Yuling who holds the lead, forcing defending champion Ding Ning up against the ropes. Can Zhu capitalise on her advantage or will Ding force a comeback? You simply can’t take your eyes off of this one!

Ding Ning and Zhu Yuling locked in fierce contest (Photo: Rémy Gros)
Ding Ning vs Zhu Yuling for the title (Düsseldorf 2017)

Women’s Singles: Final

It’s time! Ding Ning and Zhu Yuling are ready to put it all on the line for women’s singles glory – who will emerge champion?

Gold for China’s Fan Zhendong and Xu Xin (Düsseldorf 2017)

Men’s Doubles: Final

Fan Zhendong and Xu Xin have been crowned men’s doubles World champions in Düsseldorf following another exemplary performance from the Chinese pair in the final. Seeded two positions below their opponents but Fan and Xu looked the more composed, beating Japanese top seeds Masataka Morizono and Yuya Oshima 4-1 to lift the trophy (11-9, 16-14, 11-9, 6-11, 13-11).

“This is my first time winning gold in doubles. I’m very happy and lucky to be here.” Fan Zhendong

“As soon as I won against my own teammates I knew I just had to go for gold and win for my country.” Xu Xin

Xu Xin and Fan Zhendong claim men’s doubles crown (Photo: Rémy Gros)
Ma Long and Timo Boll in six-game epic (Düsseldorf 2017)

Men’s Singles: Quarter-Finals

Two of the sport’s biggest stars, Ma Long and Timo Boll have just played out a thrilling tie packed with plenty of excitement for the crowd.

A tight affair which saw both players locked at 2-2 by the close of game four, the match could have swung either way but reigning World champion Ma Long took his game up another level and couldn’t be stopped. It’s finished 4-2 to the Chinese star here (11-5, 8-11, 11-4, 5-11, 11-4, 11-9).

Lee Sangsu secures top four ticket (Düsseldorf 2017)

Men’s Singles: Quarter-Finals

Korea Republic’s Lee Sangsu has been simply outstanding here in Düsseldorf and the no.17 seeded entry continues to defy the odds, securing his passage to the men’s singles semi-finals.

Meeting Hong Kong China’s penhold star Wong Chun Ting, Lee needed just the five games to prevail over the no.7 seed (11-7, 10-12, 11-8, 11-7, 11-5). The result means Korea will receive it’s first bronze medal in the category since Ryu Seungmin in 2007!

Lee Sangsu earns bronze in Düsseldorf (Photo: Rémy Gros)
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