On December 7, 2023, the table tennis mixed team World Cup continued. The second stage ended with two matches. South Korea beat Sweden 8-2, taking the lead in winning seven consecutive victories, Germany beat China Taipei 8-2, and the second seed ended its losing streak. The lineup of Guoping against France was announced.
In the first stage, South Korea won four games in a row, ranked first in Group D and advanced to the quarter-finals, but did not encounter too strong opponents. In the second stage, the competition was more intense. South Korea won French and Slovak in a row, and with the previous results against China and Taipei, there were still four rounds to play, of which the third round against Sweden was not sure of winning, which attracted the attention of outside fans, and the South Korean team changed its array and changed to a new lineup.
In the first three sets, South Korea sent Zhang Yuzhen/Tian Zhixi, Li Shiwen and Lin Zhongxun. Now mixed doubles are two choices. Lin Zhongxun/Shen Yubin can’t be underestimated. It depends on who plays singles. Some of the main players of Sweden are absent, and the lineup is relatively weak. Judging from the performance against Japan earlier, they also have strong threats, especially the male players Carlson and Carlberg, who are all first-class players.
The competition adopted the best of 15 games, so it was enough to win eight games first. In the first set, Zhang Yuzhen/Tian Zhixi lost 1-2 to Carlson/Christina (10-12, 11-6 and 6-11), and Zhang Yuzhen/Tian Zhixi were in poor condition and failed to play their best. In the second set, Li Shiwen beat Linda 3-0.
In the third set of men’s singles, Lin Zhongxun swept Carlberg 3-0 (11-7, 11-8, 11-8), and the process was easier than expected. You should know that Zhang Benzhi and Carlberg only won 2 points before, but now Lin Zhongxun has a strong performance and won no opponents directly. In the fourth set, Zhang Yuzhen/Lin Zhongxun beat Carlson/Carlberg 1-0 (11-7).
At the same time, German defeated China Taipei 8-2, mixed doubles meissner/Winter reversed Yang Jiaan/Li Yuhuang 2-1, women’s singles Shan Xiaona beat Chen Siyu 2-1, men’s singles Walther swept Ye Zhiwei 3-0, women’s doubles Shan Xiaona/Winter beat Chen Siyu/Huang Yihua 1-0, and the second seed ended its losing streak and won the first victory at this stage, but she wanted to win the top four.
The table tennis match against France is the focus of the battle. The lineups in the first three sets were announced, followed by Wang Chuqin/Sun Yingsha against Alex/Yuan Jianan, Manyu Wang against Pawad, and Fan Zhendong against Felix. It is worth mentioning that if the first three sets didn’t win eight sets, the lower ranked French team decided to choose men’s doubles or women’s doubles, and the team World Cup is about to usher in the highlight, so please look forward to it.