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Ma Long wins men's singles title at World Table Tennis Championships

The world number 1 beat the world number 14 in six sets to claim the Championship

News 05 May 2015, 04:53 IST
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Ma Long

Suzhou (China), May 3 (IANS)

World No.1 Ma Long from China beat teammate and world No.14 Fang Bo 4-2 (11-7, 7-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-13, 11-4) to win the men's singles title at the world table tennis championships here on Sunday.

Fang, who stunned two-time defending champion Zhang Jike in the semi-finals, put up a tough fight as the 23-year-old pulled himself from 2-6 down to win the fifth set but lost composure in the sixth, reports Xinhua.

China's Zhang and Fan Zhendong shared the third place.

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