By: Lin Yun-ju
Taipei, Nov. 25 (CNA) Taiwanese teenager Lin Yun-ju (林昀儒) was crushed by his Chinese opponentin the men's singles final at the T2 Diamond table tennis tournament in Singapore on Sunday and had to settle for second place.
The 18-year old Taiwanese, who came under the spotlight after he won the T2 Diamond Malaysia title in July, lost 0-4 (9-11, 5-11, 8-11, 6-11) to World No. 2 Xu Xin (許昕) of China.
Lin put up a good fight but was forced to stay on the defensive throughout the match, as he struggled to keep pace with his opponent's array of attacking shots.
The 29-year old Chinese player remained dominant to the very end, knocking out Lin in four straight games to win the Diamond title in Singapore. [FULL STORY]