|Hao Shuai is on a roll at the 2012 China Harmony Open|
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Hao Shuai has performed 3 winning results in a row, first against Timo Boll, against Vladimir Samsonov in the quarterfinals and then against tournament favourite Xu Xin in the semifinals in 6 sets. The fringe player in the Chinese National Team has represented China in a few international events, but is not as significant as the other major players. He did perform exceptionally in the national trials for the WTTC in 2011 and was in the EuroAsia Cup this year as the Chinese representative.
The player he will meet in the final is none other than Wang Liqin, the three time World Championships winner took his semifinal victory over Ma Lin in the 7th set a surprising 11-3. This sets up for an almost wild card final scenario, although it is impossible to say that neither player has the skill to have made it to that stage. The real question now is which of the two players will take the title, you have to think that Hao Shuai might just have the upper hand. This would be his 4th Pro Tour win and his second in China, he won the China Open in 2008 in Shanghai. Watch this space!