Fan stops Calderano to win ITTF World Tour Platinum Qatar Open

Fan stops Calderano to win ITTF World Tour Platinum Qatar Open

Doha: Top seed Fan Zhendong of China lived up to his billing to win the men’s singles title at the ITTF World Tour Platinum Qatar Open here on Sunday.

He defeated No.13 seed Brazil’s Hugo Calderano, who had a great run in the tournament, 13-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-7.

It was Fan’s tenth title in 15 final appearance, but maiden one in Qatar. In the previous editions in 2016 and 2017, he finished behind compatriot Ma Long.

Fan also added the doubles gold when he paired with Xu Xin to beat Japan’s Jun Mizutani and Yuya Oshima 9-11, 11-5, 11-9, 13-11.

Liu Shiwen overcame compatriot Wang Manyu to win the women’s singles crown. 

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