Ma Long romps into men's singles semis at table tennis worlds

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-26 19:38:46|Editor: Shi Yinglun
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Ma Long(R) of China shakes hands with teammate Lin Gaoyuan after the men's singles quarterfinal match between Ma Long of China and his teammate Lin Gaoyuan at 2019 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships in Budapest, Hungary on April 26, 2019. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

BUDAPEST, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Olympic champion Ma Long scored a straight-set win over fellow Chinese Lin Gaoyuan as he eased into the men's singles semifinals at the World Table Tennis Championships here on Friday.

The two-time defending champion and the Chinese team captain played a solid match as he beat his 24-year-old teammate 11-8, 11-9, 11-8 and 11-4.

In the semifinals, Ma will take on the winner between Chinese Liang Jingkun and Japanese Koki Niwa.

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