Original title: 2-3! Outbreak! The 22-year-old world champion crashed down, the deciding game collapsed, losing to the 35-year-old veteran
On October 6, Beijing time, in the men's singles round of the 2020 National Table Tennis Championships, the national table tennis world champion Yu Ziyang lost 2-3 to 35-year-old veteran Zhang Chao. After losing, 22-year-old Yu Ziyang was very depressed.
Yu Ziyang became famous at a young age. As early as 2014, he won the men's singles championship at the Japan Open. In the final, Yu Ziyang turned the host star Mizutani 4-2 and won the magical title. He was only 16 years old and 30 days old. The youngest tournament men's singles champion in the history of the Table Tennis Federation broke the record set by Fan Zhendong. On February 25, 2018, in the men's team final of the 2018 ITTF Team World Cup in London, the National Table Tennis team sent Ma Long, Fan Zhendong, Lin Gaoyuan, Yu Ziyang, and Xu Xin to defeat the Japanese team 3-0. Win the championship. In this regard, Yu Ziyang became a world champion.
In this battle, Yu Ziyang's opponent is veteran Zhang Chao. Although the latter has already faded out of the national team, his strength and experience coexist. In the previous team competition, Zhang Chao helped the Guangdong team defeat the Beijing team and win the championship. Zhang Chao is 35 years old, but his state is remarkable.
In the first four games, the two sides scored 2-2! In the final game, Yu Ziyang returned the ball to the net and lost 5-11. He looked depressed, and finally high-five with Zhang Chao and walked back to the sidelines depressed. As a world champion, Yu Ziyang's progress is a bit slow.