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PostPosted: 20 Apr 2018, 18:06 
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It is Strange to se that Those players Which really use spin improve with the new ball ( Timo Boll)
And the Chinese Which live of speed cant get used to the new ball.
The predictions were the opposition, everybody meant the the new ball would kilo the spin game
And Tabletennis would turn into a Hitting game.

What is Your view on this situation have we read the situation wrong or is it Maybe the reduced pace that helps the spin players ?

Will this help Defensive players as Well ?

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My understanding is that they changed the algorithm for the ranking system. I think that the current system is weighted heavily on recent results hence the odd rankings.


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It is interesting to see who's currently ranked what....

http://results.ittf.link/index.php?opti ... Itemid=206

July 2018

1 1 FAN Zhendong CHN 17001
2 4 BOLL Timo GER 15205
3 5 LIN Gaoyuan CHN 14964
4 3 OVTCHAROV Dimitrij GER 14465
5 6 XU Xin CHN 13735
6 2 MA Long CHN 13500
7 8 LEE Sangsu KOR 13149
8 10 HARIMOTO Tomokazu JPN 13034
9 7 WONG Chun Ting HKG 12969
10 11 CALDERANO Hugo BRA 12680

Interesting that Ma Long is number 6 (I thought he'd be number1) and Timo Boll is number 2. Xu Xin is now ranked above Ma Long. Harimoto went up 2 spots.

1 2 ZHU Yuling CHN 16074
2 3 WANG Manyu CHN 15669
3 1 CHEN Meng CHN 15519
4 4 ISHIKAWA Kasumi JPN 14905
5 6 ITO Mima JPN 14180
6 5 LIU Shiwen CHN 13779
7 10 CHEN Xingtong CHN 13047
8 7 HIRANO Miu JPN 12878
9 8 CHENG I-Ching TPE 12856
10 13 DOO Hoi Kem HKG 11940

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