On October 10, in the men's singles semi-finals of the Table Tennis Championships, Fan Zhendong 4-1 Liang Jingkun, the first to advance to the final.
In the first semi-finals, Fan Zhendong, who also participated in his personal capacity, played against Liang Jingkun. Zheng Peifeng and Cui Qinglei served as the two off-court coaches.
In the first game, Liang Jingkun 11-5 took the lead. At the start of the second game, Liang Jingkun took a 4-1 lead, and then expanded to 8-4. When Liang Jingkun took a 9-8 lead, he called a timeout and came back from the timeout. Fan Zhendong caught up to 9 levels. Then the two came to 10 draws and 11 draws, and Fan Zhendong finally pulled back 13-11.
In the third game, Fan Zhendong took the lead 8-6, took the 10-7 lead to get the game point, and went to another city 11-8, leading 2-1 by a big score. In the fourth game, Liang Jingkun led 4-0, and Fan Zhendong then caught up to 5 draws. Fan Zhendong led 10-9 and called a timeout. After a timeout, Liang Jingkun caught up to 10 draws, and finally Fan Zhendong won 14-12, leading by 3-1.
In the fifth game, Fan Zhendong started 4-0 and won the game 11-4. In the end, he defeated Liang Jingkun 4-1 by a big score and advanced to the final.
In another semi-final, Ma Long played against Wang Chuqin.