Japan Open: Youngest winner ever
Boll wins Men's Singles
ITTF Press Release
This is a very big suprise for me. GUO Yan was the big favourite so I am extremely happy that I could beat her in 4 straight games.
GUO Yue’s game is very fast, she is talented, LU Yuan-sheng, Women´s National Coach in China, who spotted GUO in 2001. He saw in her a future star and now she is a member of the national team. Now she started to focus on the Olympics - maybe Athens will be too soon for her but then 2008, in Beijing, China.
There are other young players in the group where I belong, but I am the youngest, GUO Yue said, who is studying other players in order to improve.
The women have to pick up things from the men. I am not thinking about any particular player, but more about watching different players and picking up a little bit here and a little bit there.
GUO started to play table tennis at the age of 5, inspired by her father, but at that time it was only a question of having some fun.
It is still fun, but more serious. And what a sweet feeling it is to have won the first Pro Tour title.
The lefthander GUO Yue is from time to time compared with Olympic and World champion WANG Nan, also a lefthander.
There is no comparison, she has her style, I have mine, we are two different players, GUO said.
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