Darko Jorgić failed to qualify for the quarterfinals of the World Table Tennis Championship in Durban. In the round of 16, he was eliminated 4:2 in straight sets by the world’s fifth player, the Chinese Liang Jinkun.
The best Slovenian table tennis player, ranked 12th in the world, had his chances, but Liang was more composed and calm in the key moments. The sets ended 12:10, 11:5, 9:11, 11:6, 7:11 and 11:7.
The 24-year-old Hrastničan, who defeated Liang in both matches, opened the match well. He led with 8:4, but then lost four points in a row and fell short in the playoff itself.
The second set was dominated by the Chinese, who opened the set with six consecutive points. Hope for Jorgić it is stuck after winning the third set, in which the score was tied at 9:9, after which the Slovenian won two points. He led 6-3 in the fourth, but Liang won the next eight points to take a 3-1 lead. Jorgic fought back in the fifth set, which he won convincingly after taking a 7-2 lead.
In the final set, the score was tied at 6-6 when Liang escaped to 10-6 and cashed in the second closing ball.
Jorgic he previously defeated Argentina’s Horacio Cifuentes, Portugal’s Tiago in South Africa Apoloniaand in the fight for the round of 16, the Frenchman Alexis Lebrun, 18, won 4:0. the player Holy.