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Cheng Zhu claims ITTF Argentina Open title

Chinese teenager Cheng Zhu took out the men's singles title at the ITTF Argentina Open in Buenos Aires on Sunday.

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Fourth seed Cheng, 17, was crowned world champion after defeating sixth-seeded compatriot Fei Xue 11-7 11-9 11-3 9-11 7-11 11-8 in the Argentine capital.

"It is not easy to win a World Tour title, so this is amazing; my opponent was very strong and it was not an easy match," Cheng said afterwards.

"I never thought it would be easy; when I was up 3-0, I was prepared for my opponent to come back.

"I was nervous when it was 3-2 as my opponent changed his serve which I struggled against but since I was mentally prepared for a tough math I was able to fight back and win."

China also had a winner in the women's draw thanks to He Zhuojia, who accounted for countrywoman Fan Siqi.

He - the 15-year-old third seed - won 8-11 11-3 7-11 11-5 11-8 11-9.

"It is amazing to be the champion here," said He.

"Words cannot explain how happy I am; it was tough to play against my friend in the final but there was not too much pressure, as whoever won, China won the gold which is good for us."

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