Again his ranking rapidly increased to 71 in one month. It is noticeable that he would play with a backhand oriented game plan against big forehand loopers like Ma Long or Fan Zhendong. His lack of competitive spirit made them question the responsibility and determination of Zhang Jike. Down in in the decider, he scored 7 straight points to snatch the match to his favour. Ri Gun-sang PRK People’s Daily Online Xinhuanet China. He could not play his full potential as only the previous month he was under treatment for the hip injury.
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– Zhang Jike Back in Action at Inaugural ITTF World Tour Hong Kong Open
Zhang Jike withdraws from team trials for World Championships. He returned to international duty following a five-month absence at the German Open in November but slumped to an opening-round loss to Portugal’s world No 40 Tiago Apolonia. Mikael Appelgren SWE But at the end of a tight match, Zhang Jike survived and progressed into the finals, not without difficulties. Hui Jun CHN He kicked the surrounds of the arena, leading to some destroyed barriers and shocked responses from people.
Aside from his fans, the German Dimitrij Ovtcharov came to the defence of the Chinese player as well and asked the people not to have too negative evaluation on Jike as he did not inflict any harm to anyone. Given Zhang’s performance in Germany, his age and history of injury problems, it looks like the road back to top form is looking increasingly steep for the Chinese legend. Zhang Jike is a two-winged shakehand attacker, using a combination of quick topspin drive attacks, counters, and loops.
Zhuang Zedong CHN Xu Xin CHN Shenzhen Bay Sports Center has been the scene of many famous Zhang triumphs on the table.
People’s Daily Online Xinhuanet China. There was no sign of Zhang Jike presence in the world tours. Chen Tianyuan CHN Chinese table tennis player Zhzng Jike File Photo: He would keep his opponents in their backhand corner jikee go for down-the-line blocking winners as the opposition steps around to use a forehand loop, or just simply use his superior control to pile up pressure on the opponent, resulting in bad shot selections and unforced errors.
Among all the Chinese National team players, he is known for having the best backhand technique, often using it in the forehand corner, especially when returning heavy under-spin serves and pushes. Roland Jacobi HUN This year he became a favourite subject again for his critics when they saw him crushed by the German Dimitrij Ovtcharov in the World Team Championships in Tokyo.
Therefore, you can only imagine how much pressure Zhang Jike was feeling in that match. He said in his Weibo that although everyone is saying that he is the only one who believes in him, he will always believe in Zhang Jike for there is a reason for believing, referring to the victory.
Event 1 st 2 nd 3 rd Olympic Games 3. Chen Xinhua CHN But this time Zhang proved he was very strong and dominated Wang Hao. In August, Stefen Fegeral of Austria upset him in mens singles semi finals. But he somehow managed to win the match.
How many times have we been surprised by Zhang Jike? Lin Zhigang CHN Table tennis grand slam winner Zhang Zyang suffers early exit from National Games.
Zhang Jike – Table Tennis Rock Star
His father is a table-tennis coach. In the semi finals, he defeated Dimitrij Ovtcharov Werner Schlager AUT And a true champion will never stop fighting. Next month in the China Open, he conceded his match with Yoshida Masaki as he was suffering from a major hip jiek. This put him definitely under big amount of stress, knowing that he needed to redeem himself.