Underground Tennis Player
Xiu Ling (シウ, Ring Shiu) appears in The Prince of Tennis - The Battle of the British Castle and is one of the main protagonists in the film initially on the run from his former teammates.
Xiu was formerly a member of a tennis gang that committed violence through tennis and was close friends and former doubles partner with Keith. However after Xiu left, Keith and his gang hunted him down. After Keith's match with Ryoma, he and Xiu reconcile and become friends again.
Xiu has brown hair and brown eyes. He keeps his bangs clipped up, but has few loose strands of hair which hand over his forehead.
Xiu cares a lot about his friends and teammates. He is seen saving Ryoma and Momoshiro Takeshi, though he did not know who they were during their first encounter at night.
Prior To U-17 CampEdit
Prince of Tennis Movie - The Battle of the British City
Xiu is introduced in the film attempting to escape from violent tennis attacks towards him and leaps into the River Thames for cover.
Playing Styles and TechniquesEdit
Xiu is a right handed player and shown to be of great skill as he easily outplayed Kaidō Kaoru when the latter challenged him to a match. Both he and Kieth as a Doubles pair were known to be extremely effective together.
Gemini Xiu forms balls of air that he launches at his opponent before hitting the ball. The force of the air is able to affect the timing of his opponents' shots, flipping or stopping the racket momentarily before the opponent can properly hit the ball.
- Xiu is in fact Chinese, however he grew up in London.
- Xiu is one of only 2 Chinese players in the series. The other being Michael Lee who grew up in America. Neither of them have appeared in the manga.