In a suffocating seven-game battle, Fan Zhendong defeated Malone to win the National Championship singles championship. This is also the third time in his career that Fan Zhendong has won the championship after 2014 and 2016. Congratulations to Fan Zhendong. After his defeat in the Olympic simulation game, he successfully used this golden championship trophy to achieve redemption. The most important thing is to withstand the moment of life and death, and finally stepped on the shoulders of the Grand Slam champion Malone to ascend the throne. This is enough to prove that Fan Zhendong now has the opportunity and ability to climb the mountain of Malong.
In August’s Olympic simulation game, Fan Zhendong lost to Liang Jingkun in the semifinals. This can’t help but think of Fan Zhendong losing to Liang Jingkun at the World Table Tennis Championships last year. He tripped over the same stone in a row. Fan Zhendong was labeled "Can't support Adou" Label, after losing in the Olympic simulation game, some fans ridiculed Fan Zhendong, sorry for Liu Guoliang's cultivation, he has the potential of being the second in a thousand years.
If Fan Zhendong wants to fight back against doubts and ridicule, the best way is to win the championship. Fan Zhendong did it. This time, Liang Jingkun was eliminated 4-1 in the semi-finals of the championship, and he achieved successful revenge. He faced his old opponent Malone in a decisive battle and experienced severe tests. In the end, he just won the victory. In the resumption of the entire matchup, the most exciting thing was that after the deciding game was tied with 7 points, Fan Zhendong did not lose the chain, but turned on the victory mode, played a small climax of four points in a row, and won the championship in one fell swoop.
Fan Zhendong also affirmed his performance and progress after defeating Malone to win the championship. He said: "The gratifying thing is not only the technical, but also the brain and tactics. They also spent more energy to study, clearer and more clear. A good game, accumulation and progress during this period, and after 7-7 in the decisive game, he was determined to take action.” In terms of this decisive battle alone, Fan Zhendong’s ability to withstand pressure has improved qualitatively, and he is no longer psychologically. Fear of Ma Long can be said to have broken the demons. In contrast, Ma Long had to admit that the next generation was terrible in the face of the back wave.
It is true that this is just a fight for the championship, and it cannot be concluded that Fan Zhendong has officially replaced Ma Long and took the position of the national table tennis brother. But if you take the performance of the championship matchup as a reference, Fan Zhendong has at least the fighting power and lethality to carry the heavy responsibility for the national table tennis, and he is also fully confident to sound the horn of a full impact on Malone.
Once upon a time, Fan Zhendong saw that Ma Long had failed repeatedly in important events. "Little Fatty" even sighed, not knowing when he would cross the mountain of Ma Long. However, facts have proved that the ever-improving Fan Zhendong is threatening Ma Long’s dominance. In 2019, he met four times in international competitions. Fan Zhendong was 3 wins and 1 loss. The last two confrontations were the Japan Open and the finals last year. Fan Zhendong won, coupled with this championship, he achieved three consecutive kills against Malone.
Of course, the victory and the championship at the National Championships cannot explain too much. It is too early to determine that Fan Zhendong shot Ma Long on the beach. However, Fan Zhendong and Ma Long fought to the decisive game, and it was not until the last minute. This is a welfare for the fans and a boon for the national table tennis men's team. It means that Ma Long is not old, and it shows that Fan Zhendong has caught up and is already in the team. Shaking Malone's dominance in the internal competition, there is also the capital and Malone to shoulder the heavy responsibility of the national table tennis men's team.
Not surprisingly, Malone and Fan Zhendong represented Guoping in the men’s singles event in the Tokyo Olympics. The Dragon team strived to defend the title, and Fan Zhendong’s primary task in the Tokyo Olympics was to fight against Ma Long and save the gold medal for Guoping. It is to fight for gold. The question is, is he worth your bet?
Turning over this year’s report card, Fan Zhendong missed the match point in the German game and was reversed by Ocharov, and was also out of the Olympic mock game. However, Fan Zhendong can always prove himself soon after losing. He won the Qatar Open after the German game. Champion, and after the Olympic simulation game, he is now clearing the championship to the end of victory, especially at the critical moment of the final battle, showing the king's demeanor. He dares to fight in front of the Grand Slam champion. Therefore, we can determine that Fan Zhendong is a person worthy of entrusted with heavy responsibility, and there is reason to expect Fan Zhendong to ride the wind and waves, and make great achievements in the next World Cup and future competitions.