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Happy face despite losing
Lost to the world number two: An awesome experience
Date: 8/21/2019 11:05 AM
Published by : Rasmus Bech(BEC)

Zvonimir Durkinjak was smiling despite losing to Chou Tien Chen.

Croatian Zvonimir Durkinjak lost in two games, 21-14 21-10, against the second seed from Chinese Taipei, but after the match there was no disappointment.

- It was an awesome experience. It is the first time in my life I play a top player, so it was quite a good experience, Durkinjak said.

- I am not disappointed. I played quite okay and I did my best. I was so tired, he added.

Need to build on endurance
Durkinjak is ranked 126 in the world – 124 spots below Chou, and for the Croatian it is clear what his opponent did better.

- He has consistency and he has got more stamina than I do. He has been a singles player his whole life, I have not, and I also did more mistakes than him, Durkinjak explained.

- I can see that I need more stamina. I need endurance for these kind of matches. I cannot kill him with one shot. I have to continue to build up my stamina, so I later on can use it in my game.

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