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August Rankings: Xu Keeps Top Spot

August Rankings: Xu Keeps Top Spot (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The ITTF August rankings are out and Xu Xin has held on to the top spot. Fan Zhendong moved up a spot to No. 2, and Ma Long has jumped up two spots to No. 3. Lin Gaoyuan has slid two spots to No. […]

Xu Xin Tops the July Rankings

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) After fifteen consecutive months with Fan Zhendong on top, the July rankings have revealed a new World’s Number 1.  Xu Xin is on top of the rankings this month.  Lin Gaoyuan maintains the second position, and Fan falls to third.  Only 275 points separate the top three, so there may […]

May 2019 ITTF World Rankings

(by Steve Hopkins) Many recent ranking lists have changed very little – often with only one or two changes in the top 10.  The May list is a drastic diversion, with only two of the top 20 spots unchanged. At the top, Fan Zhendong remains the World No. 1, and his 830 point advantage over […]

Boll and Butterfly: March World Rankings

(By Steve Hopkins) Boll and Butterfly: March World Rankings The March World Rankings were released today, and the new No. 1 in the world is Timo Boll.  He replaces German teammate, Dima Ovtcharov, at the top position.  Boll, who turns 37 next week, is now the oldest player to achieve a No. 1 world ranking.  […]

ITTF Shakes up the Rankings – Video

ITTF Shakes up the Rankings by Steve Hopkins, Bowmar Sports The November ranking list was released by ITTF on November 1, with a new format that has caused some surprises. The most major change to the ranking system is that only those who have competed in the last four months appear in the list.  Beginning […]

ITTF World Ranking System & Policy for 2016

ITTF World Ranking System & Policy for 2016 Courtesy of ITTF January 10, 2016 –  The ITTF Competitions – in charge for the ranking functions – releases the Official Documents for the ITTF World Ranking System effective from Friday 1st January 2016. There are four changes compared to the ranking system of the last year: Bonus […]

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