ITTF Rankings: One Change in the Top 10, Kanak to 72, Lily to 53, and Jennifer Cracks Top 100
(By Steve Hopkins)
One Change in the Top 10, Kanak to 72, Lily to 53, and Jennifer Cracks Top 100
The ITTF Rankings for May are out, and there are not a lot of changes at the top. Fan Zhendong remains at the top of the World Rankings. Number 2 and 3 have switched positions (Dimitrij Ovtcharov is now No. 3 and Timo Boll is now No. 2), but each of the other positions in the Top 10 remain unchanged except for the addition of Japan’s Tomokazu Harimoto. Harimoto has broken the Top 10 for the first time (now No. 10) and he has displaced France’s Simon Gauzy who has fallen to No. 12.
Each of the women appearing in the Top 10 last month, are in the Top 10 this month as well. The top three remain unchanged: Chen Meng (CHN), Zhu Yuling (CHN), and Kasumi Ishikawa (JPN). Rounding out the top 10 are Wang Manyu (CHN), Mima Ito (JPN), Miu Hirano (JPN), Cheng I-Cheng (TPE), Tianwei Feng (SGP), and Liu Shiwen (CHN).
USA’s Kanak Jha continues his climb up the men’s rankings with his personal best – World No. 72. No other men in North America appear in the Top 100 list.
Team USA now has two women in the Top 100. Lily Zhang has achieved her personal best – World No. 53. And Yue “Jennifer” Wu has broken the Top 100 for the first time with her ranking of No. 72.
Canada’s Mo Zhang remains North America’s top ranked female with her ranking of World No. 21. And Adriana Diaz of Puerto Rico leads the Latin American players with a World No. 36 ranking.