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PostPosted: 31 Dec 2013, 05:06 
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I've recently picked up Table Tennis (casually) and over holiday break watched the 2012 Olympic singles gold medal match between Zhang and Wang on YouTube.

In the 4th set, there was a confusing point where Zhang had a decent scoring opportunity but suddenly eased up and didn't take it, then the two players traded a couple lazy returns before Wang let Zhang score. See the video:



(The set begins at 47m 47s. I think embedding is disabled for this video, so here's a link to that timestamp.)

That was a weird exchange for me to see, and the commentators were confused too. Is there a back-story on what happened there?


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I think Hao hit the ball off his shirt, which both players realised, so they stopped playing the ralley.

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