|Ma Long the victor as we watched on TTDaily live!|
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With Ma Long struggling almost throughout the entire match to come to terms with Joo's seemingly inpenetrable defensive show, it was very on and off for him during the match as he found momentum and then lost it. Joo held a 3-2 lead and put up a fantastic fight. In the end it came down to a few rushed attacking plays from Joo which cost him crucial points in the match. Personally I can't wait for the video to come out because the match itself was at the pinnacle of table tennis matches, it really was superb. Ma Long takes away his 13th Pro Tour title and wins the first event on the 2012 ITTF World Tour, a great step on his way to the Olympic Games selections.
In the womens singles final it was Liu Shiwen continuing her string of fantastic results who won over compatriot Guo Yan by a 4-2 margin. So again the two names of Ma Long and Liu Shiwen are in the spotlight in the leadup to the Olympic Games. The event was fantastic, the entry level was awesome in comparison to previous years, the fans were pumped, a great sign of growth in the sport. Table Tennis Daily hosted it's fantastic ITTF Live Stream Chatroom which has been absolutely awesome, make sure you are there next time! Stay Tuned for the Slovenia Open coming soon!