as the runner-up of group D, TQ/ZYL will face the top of Group B (A1 vs C2 and B1 vs D2; A2 vs C1 and B2 vs D1), see no difference then....
OT: Feng Tianwei bt Kim Kyungah 4-2 to reach SF
That was riveting. Attackers fear such a great defender as Kim KA,the best female chopper in the world, who returns practically everything you throw at her and saps your energy;it's the only time table-tennis makes you sweat like hell, for the attacker esp.
OT: almost the same kind of upsets are happening in Table-Tennis, GER Timo Boll,tipped to win a medal, was bundled out by unfancied 15th seed ROM Adrian Crisan, JAP's best hope Jun Mizutani ousted by 13th seed Danish Michael Maze, and KOR's Oh Sang Eun downed by 12th seed Kishikawa of JAP.
Indeed,the Olympics make accidental heroes of some and sad flops of quite a few.
i think CHN would benefit from the seeds switching top and bottom, because now the bottom seems tougher than the top, which would make sense to have a stronger team against them on the bottom (#1) vs having to face each other (albeit easy semi). This cannot happen in MD because FHF/CY can't risk playing the danes and the koreans so early, and in a row, vs much better to take the easier quarterfinals.
That is... if you believe this match fixing to be the case =] That would be the most logical strategy.
The media would have a "field day" on the amount of "upsets"!