ITTF World Tour, China Open: Chen Chien-An is the U21 Champion
Chen Chien-An won, for he third time in his career, the U21 singles title at the Chinese Open. To capture the title he had to defeat Chen Feng (Singapore) in the semi finals and Maharu Yoshimura (Japan) in the final.
The performances of Chen Chien-An at the ITTF World Tour, China Open were the perfect motto for the current sports season. He not only won the U21 singles title but he also reached the quarter-finals at the Men´s Singles event defeating Gao Ning (4-2) and Robert Gardos (4-1) before losing to Wang Liqin.
With this excellent results Chen Chien-An should appear, in the next world ranking list, within the top 60.
Round of 32: Chen Chien-An vs Gao Ning: 4-2
Round of 16: Chen Chien-An vs Robert Gardos 4-1
Quarter-Finals: Chen Chien-An vs Wang Liqin 0-4
Round of 16: Chen Chien-An vs Chiu Chung-Hei 3-1
Quarter-Finals: Chen Chien-An vs Hung Tzu-Hsiang 4-0
Semi-Finals: Chen Chien-An vs Chen Feng 4-2
Finals: Chen Chien-An vs Maharu Yoshimura
(Photo: Chen Chien-An)