Netease Sports reported on October 8:
The 2020 National Table Tennis Championships will continue in Weihai, Shandong, the men’s singles quarter-finals,
Xu Xin competed with Wang Chuqin in the quarter-finals. In the first game, Xu Xin was unfavorable and made more mistakes, losing one game 6-11 first. In the second game, Xu Xin's performance was still not improved. Wang Chuqin was brave and Xu Xin was suppressed all the way to 8-11 and lost another game. In the third game, Xu Xin's offensive efficiency was still not high. Wang Chuqin played with ease. Xu Xin lost 0-3 behind with a 4-11 obvious disadvantage. In the fourth game, Xu Xin stepped up his fight and made it difficult to catch up with 11-8. However, in the fifth game, he still couldn't resist Wang Chuqin's offensive. He lost the whole game 6-11 with a total score of 1-4.
Malone’s opponent in the quarter-finals was Zhang Yudong. There was a certain gap between the strength and experience of the two sides. In the first two games, Malone hardly encountered too much substantive resistance and easily won 11-3 and 11-5. In the third game, Zhang Yudong's performance improved. The scores of the two sides rose for a time and were at a stalemate. After the saw to a 10 tie, Malone grasped the key points and scored 2 points in a row to win another victory at 12-10. In the fourth game, Ma Long withstood Zhang Yudong's counterattack and sealed the victory 11-9. The total score was 4-0 and reached the semifinals. His opponent in the semifinals will be Wang Chuqin.
Fan Zhendong faced Zhao Zihao in a very good state, completely suppressing his opponent, and quickly gained the initiative in the first game, winning 11-8 first. The scene of the second game was once stalemate, Fan Zhendong scored the key points to 11-9 and then the next game. In the third game, Fan Zhendong pursued the victory, leading all the way to a 3-0 lead 11-7. In the fourth game, Fan Zhendong hurriedly won the game with a big score of 11-4. The total score was 4-0 to seal the victory.
Liang Jingkun and Lin Gaoyuan competed for the top four seats. The two sides competed fiercely in the first game, and they drew until 12 draws. Lin Gaoyuan scored 2 points to win 14-12. In the second game, Liang Jingkun launched a counterattack and strengthened his offense to regain a game 11-7. After the two men stalemate to 10 draws in the third game, Liang Jingkun scored 2 points in a row to achieve a 12-10 win. In the fourth game, Liang Jingkun was absolutely dominant and took a 3-1 lead with 11-8. In the fifth game, Lin Gaoyuan strengthened his fight and scored 11-6. However, in the sixth game, Liang Jingkun regained the initiative and ended the battle with 11-9. Lin Gaoyuan lost 2-4 and Liang Jingkun scored fourth. Qiang will face Fan Zhendong in the semifinals.