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      TableTennisDaily interview Fan Zhendong!

      TableTennisDaily exclusive interview with Stiga's Fan Zhendong, a Chinese National team member, and the recent Polish and German Open Champion! We would like to thank STIGA for setting up this fantastic interview! Be sure to like their page here.

      Enjoy the interview guys!

      Full Name: Fan Zhendong
      Age: 16
      Date Of Birth: 22nd January 1997
      Club represented: Bayi in the Chinese Super League
      Highest World Ranking: 5


      Firstly Fan Zhendong, thank you for joining in on this interview here with TableTennisDaily. How are you finding your day today with Stiga? Do you enjoy coming to Sweden?

      Hi, it is great to be in Sweden. This is my first time and I am enjoying the day, it is very fun and exciting travelling and meeting lots of new people. I am also looking forward to the World Tour this week.


      What would you say you enjoy most about playing table tennis at such a high level?

      I simply love playing table tennis. I love everything about table tennis!


      Do you feel the pressure when playing in big important matches?

      I actually use to feel the pressure a lot when I was younger, but now I have found a way to get use to it. After the last few years I have managed this well.


      What do you put your success down to recently at the Polish and German Open?

      The reason for my success recently is the step from the Chinese junior team to the Chinese senior team and the fantastic coaches I have. This has given me a fantastic self confidence and has helped me winning both the Polish & German Open.



      Fan Zhendong the champion of the 2013 Polish and German Open! Photo by: ITTF


      Do you think you can go onto winning your third consecutive World Tour, the Swedish Open?

      I feel I have a very good chance. There are a lot of good players going, I will give my best.


      Fan, when did you realise you could be one of the best players in the world?

      I have always thought i can be one of the best. Even since school, I believed everyday to become the best, this was my aim from a young boy. But recent I have actually realised I have what it takes.


      What was it like when you started competing against the worlds best such as Zhang Jike, Ma Long and Xu Xin, was it difficult at the start to impose your game on them?

      Yes at the start it was difficult because you always see these players on tv, and they are the best. At the beginning I found it hard and i was also nervous, but recently I have gained a lot of confidence and now play my best game. I have beat Zhang Jike twice now. I took Ma Long to the 7th set in the Chinese National Game and had lots of chances. I believe I can beat anyone now.


      What is your ultimate goal as a table tennis player?

      Originally I had one goal which was to make the Chinese National Olympic team. But now I have changed this to another goal. To win the Rio 2016 Olympics.


      We wish you good luck in your quest to achieve your goal! Thank you for all the support, I wish you good luck.

      Thanks for your time Fan.

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      Check out TableTennisDaily's interview with Xu Xin here.

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      nice one

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      Next to Dan he really look like he's 16

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      Quote Originally Posted by massa View Post
      Next to Dan he really look like he's 16
      I think next to Fan Zhendong Dan looks like a 16 year old Haha
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      Quote Originally Posted by Giangt View Post
      I think next to Fan Zhendong Dan looks like a 16 year old Haha
      Haha thanks Giangt, good to know I still look young

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      Haha thanks Giangt, good to know I still look young
      Haha yeah not bad at all. You sure fooled the misses

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      Great Interview man !!! Keep them coming !!!

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      This is a wonderful effort from your side Dan! Thank you for bringing to us these interviews of top CNT players.

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      Well, the interview kind of answered my question "How do you think of your chance to play in 2016 Rio Olympics?" It seems that not only does he think that he'll be playing in 2016 Rio Olympics but also thinks he has a chance to win it.

      Again, great interview!

      Can't wait for the last one with Yan An.

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      Quote Originally Posted by zjkfanforever View Post
      Well, the interview kind of answered my question "How do you think of your chance to play in 2016 Rio Olympics?" It seems that not only does he think that he'll be playing in 2016 Rio Olympics but also thinks he has a chance to win it.

      Again, great interview!

      Can't wait for the last one with Yan An.
      Good to here. He sure seemed very confident when talking and he knows his aims. I am afraid we didnt have the time to interview Yan An as the translator was busy with photo shoot guys.

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      Quote Originally Posted by zjkfanforever View Post
      Well, the interview kind of answered my question "How do you think of your chance to play in 2016 Rio Olympics?" It seems that not only does he think that he'll be playing in 2016 Rio Olympics but also thinks he has a chance to win it. Again, great interview! Can't wait for the last one with Yan An.
      Good point. He actually have a chance to win it. If he continues like this he will have a great chance.
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      Quote Originally Posted by massa View Post
      Next to Dan he really look like he's 16
      ya, I was going to say this too lol

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      The future of table tennis !!

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      Chinese table tennis dominance at its finest. New World's No.2 Fan Zhendong has a great spirit and is a kind of guy who knows what he wants and strives for it. Thanks for the interview Dan we all appreciate it

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      Chinese table tennis dominance at its finest. New World's No.2 Fan Zhendong has a great spirit and is a kind of guy who knows what he wants and strives for it. Thanks for the interview Dan we all appreciate it
      Glad you like the interview @Kewo lets hope we can get more like this in the future!

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      now he is 18.
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      TableTennisDaily interview Fan Zhendong!

      I want to know when Table Tennis Daily will get to interview that 11 year old from Japan!

      Will Dan get the interview before he climbs into the top 10? Hahahaha.


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      haha would be awesome to hear what that that kid has to say, I guess he's probably will be doing a lot of interviews in the future!

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