Zhang fights again to win Asian Video games tennis gold, beats Watanuki


Zhang Zhizhen fought again to turn out to be the primary Chinese language males’s singles tennis champion on the Asian Video games since 1994 with a victory over Japan’s Yosuke Watanuki on Saturday in Hangzhou.

Zhang was the primary man from China to beat a top-five participant final month when he defeated Casper Ruud to achieve the final 32 on the US Open.

The 26-year-old from Shanghai additionally reached the identical stage at this 12 months’s French Open, and he grabbed his reward for a profitable 12 months with a 6-4, 7-6 (9/7) victory over Watanuki within the Hangzhou remaining.

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In entrance of a roaring dwelling crowd, the Sixtieth-ranked Zhang made a sluggish begin and fell 4-1 behind within the first set after being damaged twice by 77th-ranked Watanuki.

However he gained the subsequent 5 video games to take the primary set, then held his serve for 4-3 in a pivotal seventh recreation within the second.

The pair continued to slug it out right into a tiebreak, earlier than Zhang transformed his third match level and hurled away his racquet in celebration.

Earlier within the day, Taiwan’s Chan Hao-ching and Chang Yung-jan gained gold in girls’s doubles.

The second-seeded pair beat fellow Taiwanese Lee Ya-hsuan and Liang En-shuo 6-4, 6-3.



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