|Ma Lin coming back into form?|
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It was also 4-3 for Ma Lin in the quarters as he trailed Jun Mizutani 3-1 but led a stunning comeback to clench the win and move into the semifinals. It was in the semifinals we saw another 4-3 win this time not in Ma's favour, he went down 4-3 to defending champion Xu Xin. Some fantastic play in the quarters though, Patrick Franziska put up a solid fight against Joo Se Hyuk but Joo prevailed in 6 sets, only to be torn to pieces in the semifinal by Wang Hao. Hao had beaten Korea's Lee Jung Woo, 4-2 in his quarterfinal match. Xu Xin had beaten Tianyi Jiang 4-0 in the quarter and now the finals are set.
Xu Xin will square off for his title defence against team mate Wang Hao, that match is coming up very soon! The women's final will see Seok Ha Jung test herself against Chen Meng of China.