Top seed Zhang Jike advances to table tennis final

August 2nd, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 2 (IANS) Europe’s sole hope of winning a table tennis singles medal was dashed when Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov was beaten 1-4 by top seed Zhang Jike of China in the semi-finals Thursday.

Zhang won the game 11-8, 11-3, 5-11, 11-9 and 11-8, reports Xinhua.

Ovtcharov got the semi-final berth after a seven-set tight match against Denmark’s Michael Maze.

Zhang’s teammate Wang Hao, seeded No.2, will face Chuang Chih-Yuan from Chinese Taipei in the other semifinal.

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