Ma Long has advanced to the WTT Champions quarter-finals ©Getty Images

Olympic champion Ma Long outmatched Commonwealth Games champion Dang Qiu in a thrilling round of 16 contest in the men's competition at the World Table Tennis Champions event in Macao.

Ma was on fire early, taking the first two games 11-4, 11-8 before the German rallied to win 11-6, 11-9 at the Infinity Arena.

In the deciding game, the accomplished Chinese athlete got the job done, winning 11-7.

Ma is set to play his compatriot, Wang Chuqin, who defeated Germany's Dimitrij Ovtcharov 11-9, 9-11, 11-4, 11-9.

There is set to be an all-Sweden encounter between Mattias Falck and Truis Möregårdh in the last eight following their respective victories.

Falck beat fellow Swede Anton Kallberg 11-6, 8-11, 11-9, 11-6 while Möregårdh edged Slovakian Yang Wang 11-5, 8-11, 11-5, 7-11, 11-2.

On the other side of the draw, Fan Zhendong, who lost to compatriot Ma in the Tokyo 2020 final, recorded a 3-1 victory over American Kanak Jha.

With the score level 1-1, Fan proceeded to win 11-4, 11-8 to take the victory.

Darko Jorgić of Slovenia is scheduled to meet Fan following his 11-3, 9-11, 4-11, 11-3, 11-8 victory against Germany's Patrick Franziska.

France's Alexis Lebrun defeated China's Liang Jingkun 11-9, 4-11, 9-11, 12-10, 12-10 and Chinese Taipei's Lin Yun-Ju bettered Croatia's Tomislav Pucar 12-10, 8-11, 11-8, 13-15, 11-6 to set up a quarter-final draw.

In the women's event, Chen Meng's march was stopped by Romania's Bernadette Szőcs, who bested her Chinese opponent 8-11, 11-9, 11-8, 7-11, 13-11.

Mima Ito is Szőcs' next opponent after sweeping side Japanese compatriot Miyuu Kihara 11-4, 11-5, 6-11, 11-6.

Sun Yingsha of China is pushing forward in pursuit of the title following an 8-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-4 win versus Singaporean Xiaoxin Yang.

She is due to meet Chinese Taipei's Cheng I-Ching, who whitewashed Czech athlete Hana Matelová 12-10, 11-8, 11-5.

There is scheduled to be an all-Chinese quarter-final matchup between Wang Yidi and Cheng Xingtong.

Wang cruised past Germany's Xiaona Shan 9-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-8 as Chen crushed South Korea's Jeon Jihee 11-3, 11-7, 11-4.

Jia Nan Yuan, representing France, completed a 11-8, 5-11, 11-7, 13-11 over Chinese Taipei's Chen Szu-Yu while Japan's Kasumi Ishikawa put Egyptian Dina Meshref to one side, winning 11-7, 11-7, 11-3.

The men's and women's quarter-finals and semi-finals are scheduled to be held tomorrow.