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Another Headline for Kanak Jha

(By Steve Hopkins) Another Headline for Kanak Jha Just a week after making headlines for defeating World No. 7 Wong Chung Ting to pull off the biggest upset of the World Team Cup, Kanak Jha is in the news again.  ITTF has released the March World Rankings for U18 Men, and Kanak has earned the […]

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.  […]

Timo Boll, once again on top of the world

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager) Timo Boll, once again on top of the world Winner at the recently concluded Europe Top 16 tournament in Montreux, Germany’s Timo Boll returns to top spot on the Men’s World Rankings; on the March 2018 list he replaces colleague, Dimitrij Ovtcharov, who now occupies the no.3 spot. The […]

ITTF to Implement New World Ranking System in 2018 – Video

(Courtesy of ITTF) ITTF to Implement New World Ranking System in 2018 The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) will be implementing its newly developed World Ranking system in 2018 to present a more accurate measure and realistic situation of the playing level, and to ensure that the World Ranking better supports ITTF events. The decision […]

Zhu Yuling, new name at top of world order

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Zhu Yuling, new name at top of world order Winner in Markham, Toronto at the recent Uncle Pop 2017 ITTF Women’s World Cup presented by Polar Naturals, China’s Zhu Yuling is the world’s no.1 ranked female player. She climbs one position to occupy the prestigious top spot on the […]

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 […]

World Ranking: Tomokazu Harimoto, again captures the imagination

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Ma Long versus Fan Zhendong, the Men’s Singles final at the Liebherr 2017 World Championships will live long in the memory, the former gaining the decision in dramatic fashion. The two stars retain their respective top two places on the Men’s World Rankings issued following the close of proceedings […]

New World Ranking scheme; effective from January 2018

New World Ranking scheme; effective from January 2018 By Neha Aggarwal New World Ranking scheme; effective from January 2018 Primarily introduced to facilitate easier understanding of calculations involved, the new simplified World Ranking will include a clear-cut points system for events and age categories. Most significantly, the new system will encourage players to take part […]

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