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PostPosted: 06 Aug 2017, 11:30 
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THis was quite am entertaining interview with Tomokazu Harimoto, the 14 year old champ from Japan!


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Interesting. I didn't know his parents were Chinese.. :lol:

(I wonder if he'll watch this video five years from now and cringe at some of the stuff they made him do.. like the "Harley Motor" :lol: )

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I liked his explanation of why he loves to CHO ! :-D Also what an amazing kid at just 14 yrs old and playing in the world top 10 or 20 !

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This was an excellent game. Watched it on the telly.



Note how he's holding the racket... :lol:

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Have to watch the final now....



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Interesting. He's wearing a Victas shirt but supposedly plays with a custom Butterfly blade and Tenergy both sides.

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Damn that kid is good.

I think he can really improve too. His backhand and serve have plenty of room for growth.


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He's only 14. Wait till he hits 20, we'll really be seeing something. Spectacular to watch, too. A lot of people didn't (or don't) like him because he's very vocal when he scores a point, but he seems otherwise pretty quiet and polite. Not like some kids I've come across (constantly bragging.. :lol: ). Doesn't argue with the umpires, etc. Most definitely not a McEnroe type..

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I don't like the over-cho'ing. But he is amazing, and a good kid at heart.

He will be world champ someday at this pace!

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Come to think of it.. have you EVER seen any McEnroe-type behavior (arguing with the umpire) in televised world class table tennis?? Can't say I ever have. Perhaps because line calls are pretty much a non-issue in table tennis. Net cords are similarly pretty obvious, especially to the players. The only potentially contentious thing I can think of would be illegal serve calls, and I have yet to see anyone object to one, let alone throw a tantrum.

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