Macau, China, 27 Feb – Chinese players Zhang Jike, Ma Lin and Ma Long demonstrated strength in the 20th Asian Championships Men Team finals held Sunday in Macau.
However, the Japanese players Koki Niwa, Jun Mizutani and Kenta Matsudaira must be given credit for a wonderful job as they challenged the Chinese players in each set.
Despite efforts from the Japanese camp, it only took the Chinese Men Team 3 matches to seal the championship title.
The 20th Asian Championships Men Team Finals was between China and Japan.
Before reaching this stage, the Japanese survived their semifinal game against South Korea.
Despite a great performance in the previous round, Japan still failed to break into the great wall.
After three straight matches, Zhang Jike, Ma Lin and Ma Long sealed the championship title of the 20th Asian Championships with 3-0. (MacauNews/Sports)