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WTTC Interviews: Fan Zhendong

*回想这次世乒赛,你觉得最你来说是个怎样的比赛 What is this world table tennis championship like to you this time? 我一直都认为世乒赛是世界上最高水平的赛事之一。而且这届世乒赛也是非常不同寻常的一届世乒赛。自己已经参加了第5次,这次终于能够获得男单冠军,首先非常开心,也希望通过比赛,能够给自己无论是信心,包括成绩上,还包括打球的各个方面都能有进一步的提升吧。 I always think that the world championship is one of the tournaments with the highest levels. This one is particularly special. I have participated 5 times and finally got the men’s singles champion this time. I am extremely happy and I […]

Dignics 09C interview with top player Dimitrij Ovtcharov

“Dignics 09C” was released on April 1, 2020. This rubber, which has attracted the attention of many players as a sticky rubber with High-Tension sponge, has already been used by some of the top players such as Timo Boll (Germany) and has achieved good results. In this project, the top players who changed their equipment […]

ITTF Rankings – The First Shifts of 2018

(By Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) ITTF Rankings – The First Shifts of 2018 With the new World Ranking system in full effect, here’s a quick view of the Men’s Division at the start of the New Year. The new system encourages activity as frequency of play (and inactivity) now has a greater effect. The November […]

December Pongcast: Impressive end to the year, China on point in Riva del Garda and Astana

(by Simon Daish) Impressive year end, China on point in Riva del Garda and Astana Relive the major table tennis moments of last month by watching the Nittaku ITTF Monthly Pongcast video for December 2017 which is now available on the ITTF YouTube channel. Las Vegas was the destination for the final continental qualification tournament […]

Timo Boll off to promising start while Chinese trio take the plaudits

(by Simon Daish) Timo Boll promising start while Chinese trio take the plaudits The start of the Men’s Singles event signalled the final action of the opening day at the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Astana, Kazakhstan as four Round of 16 encounters took place on the afternoon of Thursday 14th December. […]

Reversal of Fortune for the Chinese: (Fortune Kooky ??!?)

Reversal of Fortune for the Chinese: (Fortune Kooky ??!?) (By Steve Hopkins / Photo credit to ITTF) SWEDISH OPEN:  After a two tournament absent from the podium, the Chinese were back with a vengeance at the Seamaster 2017 World Tour Swedish Open in Stockholm this weekend.  The Chinese took five of the eight spots in […]

Once again lightning strikes, once again Japanese teenagers beat World champions

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Once again Japanese teenagers beat World champions Lightning does not strike twice or say they say; at the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Platinum German Open in the city of Magdeburg on Friday 10 November it struck again. The electrical storm in question was that of Japan’s 14 year […]

ITTF Decides on Sanctions for Chinese Trio for China Open Forfeits

(Courtesy of ITTF) ITTF Decides on Sanctions for Chinese Trio for China Open Forfeits During the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Platinum China Open held in Chengdu, China in June 2017, the top three table tennis players in the world: MA Long, FAN Zhendong and XU Xin, did not turn up for their round of […]

Top spot yet again, milestone for Ma Long

Top spot yet again, milestone for Ma Long (by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Top spot yet again, milestone for Ma Long A milestone for Ma Long, listed in top spot on the Men’s World Rankings issued on Wednesday 2nd August, it is the 30th consecutive month that he has held the exalted position, the […]

Legends of the Liebherr 2017 World Championships

(by Wade Townsend) They came, they saw, they conquered. Let’s step back in time and see how legends were made in Düsseldorf. Do you find there is a void in your life since the Liebherr 2017 World Table Tennis Championships came to its conclusion? When you’re feeling a little low, do you ever think about […]

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