On December 30th, Beijing time, Xu Xin, the main player of the national table tennis team, revealed in the interview that he is currently in the process of competing for the Olympic qualification. Xu Xin said that after Liu Guoliang returned to the national table tennis team in the second half of 2018, he told him to focus on him. Mixed doubles, because each association of the Tokyo Olympics Mixed Doubles can only have one pair of players participating, there is no "fault tolerance". According to the tone revealed by Xu Xin, the national table tennis team's lineup for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is: singles: Ma Long, Fan Zhendong; group + mixed doubles: Xu Xin.
In fact, everyone is looking forward to Xu Xin, who is in very good shape in the second half of this year, and has the opportunity to participate in the Tokyo Olympics singles. However, Xu Xin first said that Liu Guoliang told him after the return that he hoped that he would focus on mixed doubles. Xu Xin said: Entering the Olympic Games for the first time, if we can win the championship, it will be written into the annals of history. However, mixed doubles only have a pair of players to participate, there is no fault tolerance rate, so the task is very heavy. "
During the interview, Xu Xin ’s left-hand back and forearm muscle patches were very conspicuous. This year, he was very tired in the third-line battles at many stations. Xu Xin said: “Multi-line battles have a lot of energy and physical energy for me. I can only strive to do what I can. "
Speaking of competing with Ma Long and Fan Zhendong for Olympic singles qualifications, Xu Xin said: "The criteria for the selection of national team coaches does not depend on how you are in good condition. Our main team can be in the international when the main condition is good. Win the championship on the field. The key is what can be done in the most difficult time. Ma Long and Fan Zhendong, both of them have their own advantages (in singles), and my goal is to strive to be good. "
Xu Xin also talked about the outlook after the Tokyo Olympics next year. He said he hoped that he would take his wife and children to play around the world and transform into professional players. This is also the area that Liu Guoliang will try and explore after the Tokyo Olympics.
Of course, this does not mean that Xu Xin does not have any theoretical possibility of playing in the Tokyo Olympics singles. Here I just say a theoretical situation-if Malone's injury is unknown and it is difficult to compete for the Tokyo Olympic Games, Xu Xin and Fan Zhendong are still the two most suitable players for the Chinese men's singles in the East Olympics.
Xu Xin should not retire next year. His 2021 World Table Tennis Championships and even the 2023 Single World Table Tennis Championships may still impact the World Table Tennis Men's Singles Championship. But for the Olympic men's singles gold medal, for Xu Xin, the chicken is left with the above theory.