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Hello Alois and Jeff,
im thinking, China makes a risky Gambe by Not giving Xu Xin the second spot for singles. I think European players fear not Ma Long the most, but Xu Xin. I think if Ma long has a bad day, he is beatable, cause he plays with the European shake hand tradition, he is more "readable" so more vulnerable to a european than Xu Xin in bad form. Especially Dima could be a dark horse, since he seems to be focused a lot on the Olympics and has a winner type trainer in Persson.
My favorite Chinese lineup would be Ma Long & Xu Xin for singles. Xu Xin and Fan Zhendong for doubles and a free extra spot for the titleholder made possible by the Olympic comity.
what are your thoughts?
Yes I think they have taken a risk with Zhang Jike. I feel more sorry for Fan Zhendong though for missing out completely on going to the Olympics.
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