Sina Sports. Fan Zhendong participated in the Men’s World Cup. Although it was his first appearance, he was still able to reach the finals.
“I feel that Fan Zhendong as of now, can not afford to panic. As for a 35 year-old veteran like Chuang Chih Yuan, having a crazy start in the match is possible. But maintaining it through the whole match, it will be difficult for him.” Yang Ying, the CCTV commentator, said.
After losing the first advantage, Fan Zhendong just had to wait for his opportunity. And he did. “Fan Zhendong is really awesome. He is only 18 years old this year and everybody is saying that he is like a rocket for the championship title.” She added.
Eventually, Fan Zhendong sealed the match to his favour and advanced further until he reached the finals.
Fan Zhendong vs Chuang Chih Yuan 2015 World Cup QF
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“Fan Zhendong is one awesome young player. The only thing that he really lacks is experience in big competitions. The coaching staff must allow him to play in more competitions. This will give him a lot of pressure but it will allow him to grow in the face of adversity.”
“I think that Fan Zhendong’s performance today is around 90%.” Yang Ying concluded.
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