Andrew Baggaley & Liam Pitchford loses out in ITTF Grand Finals

Olympic test events

Venue:
Olympic Park & ExCel Centre, London
Date:
23-27 November
Events:
London Handball Cup (Olympic Park, 23-27 Nov); London Boxing International Invitational (ExCel, 24-27 Nov); Table Tennis Pro Tour Grand Finals (ExCel, 24-27 Nov); Fencing International Invitational (ExCel, 26-27 Nov)
Andrew Baggaley

China's Ma Lin and Zhang Jike were too strong for Andrew Baggaley and Liam Pitchford in the ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals in London on Friday.

The British pair were defeated 4-1 in the quarter-finals of the doubles.

The duo have not played together since the Commonwealth Games in March last year and Baggaley believes the Chinese are beatable.

"If we train together and make a good combination, I think we can beat them," said the British number one.

"But, at the end of the day, they are humans and I think we can challenge them.

"There is a good atmosphere in the team and we all have our unique styles and if we can get a big win during the Olympics, we could go on a run and do some damage."

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