Wang Liqin to beat Ma Lin 2.30
H2H 4:0 in favour of Wang Liqin
Watched them couple of times last year in zagreb...and watched their final also
Ma Lin is a penholder with great penetrative topspin forehand and very quick legs....his serve is very dangerous waepon...the best out there...many inside out rotations on it and attack return pretty aggresivly..his beckhand is preety weak but his agility and pace giving him time to hit backhand with his forehand side....can play with his Bc. too but thoes shots are not so strong
Wang Liqin hold his racquet in europian style...very big guy with big arms and big legs...so he can cover the table without making to much movement...his forehand is a great waepon he take it in climbing and posses many Variations of serve(Ma Lin is better server IMO)..hes a good attacking minded player and has a chance here if hold his level from Zagreb
Their final in Zagreb was nice...Ma Lin won first 3 sets in blistering speed and was 7:3 up in fourth set...everyone thougt the match is over(Ma lin had an easier(4 sets) semi and was morning match..Wang won 4:3(7 sets) in midday match)
But Wang started to return deep balls and attack Ma Lin to his backhand side....and won that match from 0:3 sets and 3-7 in fourth set
Primorac said that Ma Lin NEVER beat Wang Liqin on big occasions...and that Ma lin have a mantal block when face his biggest opponent
Im not an expert of this sport..just wrote my perspective of this match and wolud appreciate any critic
What a choke!
Good luck on that one,malisha.