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PostPosted: 18 Jun 2017, 15:57 
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Greetings!

I've got a question concerning Chinese table tennis players. Why are there so few in the ranking?

At first, I thought they could only enter a limited set of players per nation in world tour competitions, but China only enters with the (only) top 7 players they have.

Their lowest ranking player is on rank #41? What am I missing? There must be hundreds of Chinese players who can enter the world ranking, Japan and Hong Kong have a lot more.

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At first, I thought they could only enter a limited set of players per nation in world tour competitions, but China only enters with the (only) top 7 players they have.


They DO want to win as much as possible.. :lol:

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I believe that this is deliberate policy of the people that run table tennis at the national level in China. To play in an Open tournament overseas one needs the entry signed or authorised by one's national table tennis body. To play in an Open event in China, the Chinese players are more or less told who is allowed to enter.

No play in ITTF tournaments = no opportunity to gain ranking points = no ranking.

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It has been said the top 100 in the world are all Chinese.

Not very good for TT. China knows this and has even been working with other countries to help them out.


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Haha, some great replies.

I'd like to see these "unknown" Chinese players against the likes of Ovtcharov and Samsonov, how good are these European players really ... I guess we'll never know


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BeaverPong wrote:
Haha, some great replies.

I'd like to see these "unknown" Chinese players against the likes of Ovtcharov and Samsonov, how good are these European players really ... I guess we'll never know

The top European players, at least Boll and Ovtcharov, have played in China's Super League. Most of the Chinese players in the Super League aren't ITTF ranked/rated or at least not very high. There are a few videos on youtube.


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Haha, some great replies.

I'd like to see these "unknown" Chinese players against the likes of Ovtcharov and Samsonov, how good are these European players really ... I guess we'll never know

yeah, I doubt that. I think there are plenty of Japanese, Korean, European players that are legitimately in the top 100.

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It has been said the top 100 in the world are all Chinese.

Not very good for TT. China knows this and has even been working with other countries to help them out.

I highly doubt that this is the case. I'm assuming they have their top players playing. If Boll can take MaLong deep and Zhang Jike gets knocked out early it shows the rest of the world is competitive. I'd agree that perhaps they could have a lot more in the top 100, perhaps dominate it in fact, but to have the top 100 to themselves... I don't think so.

I'd assume these players played Chinese super league? How was the Europeans records? That's probably the best indicator.

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