China reigned supreme against Japan in tennis at the Asian Games © Getty Images
China reigned supreme against Japan in tennis at the Asian Games © Getty Images (File Photo)

Incheon: Sep 23, 2014

China defeated Japan 2-1 to enter the men’s tennis team final for the first time at the Asian Games in 24 years. China will fight for the title against Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

Wu Di, the first Chinese man who has played a Grand Slam, lost to Nishioka Yoshihito in the first match but China’s No. 1 Zhang Ze made it 1-1 with a win over Sugita Yuichi, reports Xinhua. Li Zhe then paired with Gong Maoxin to beat Ito Tatsuma and Uchiyama Yasutaka 2-1 in the doubles to seal the win.

Chinese women’s team, comprising veteran Zheng Jie and rising stars Duan Yingying and Zheng Shuaishuai, also defeated Japan in the semi-finals by a score of 3-0. They will face Chinese Taipei in the final.

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