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Ma Long takes men's singles title at China Open

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Ma Long (R) of China shakes hands with Fan Zhendong of China during the awarding ceremony for the men's singles final match at the 2018 ITTF World tour China Open in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, on June 3, 2018. Ma Long claimed the title by defeating Fan Zhendong with 4-1 in the final. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)

SHENZHEN, China, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Ma Long won his seventh ITTF World Tour tournament singles title after beating his teammate Fan Zhengdong 7-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-3, 14-12 at China Open on Sunday.

"China Open is the first large-scale tournament after World Championships, so I wanted to perform well. The margin is quite large in game 3 and game 4, my ability to turning the situation still has to be improved, comparing to Ma Long," said Fan.

"I am happy to play the final against Fan, defeating such a competitive player increase my self confidence," said Ma. Enditem

[ Editor: Zhang Zhou ]