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TableTennisDaily
01-28-2016, 09:56 AM
Dimitrij Ovtcharov has just posted a new video on his Instagram account taking on Ma Long in a left hand match! The two players are currently at the German Open where the main draw will begin tomorrow. Catch up from all the latest from the German Open. (http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?12176-German-Open-2016)

Be sure to follow Dima on Instagram here. (https://www.instagram.com/dimaovtcharov/)

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Who looks more proficient? Lets hope more footage of the two surfaces online soon.

Pongfinity
01-28-2016, 11:31 AM
Haha they play pretty well!

Great idea to embed an Instagram video here! Looks good too :)

UpSideDownCarl
01-28-2016, 11:36 AM
Ma Long's spin on the net ball and his counter off Dima's last FH are pretty good.


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NextLevel
01-28-2016, 11:38 AM
Looks like Timo would crush them with his right hand though...

UpSideDownCarl
01-28-2016, 12:33 PM
Looks like Timo would crush them with his right hand though...

I think Tahl Leibovitz would too.


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raazzz
01-28-2016, 02:02 PM
I want the whole match :) Good forehand technique from the world nr1

ttmonster
01-28-2016, 03:42 PM
From what I have heard CNT makes them practice different holds and different hands to increase their awareness about the game. From the counter Ma Long hits, its looks he is less of a stranger to left hand than Dima !

Cornel
01-28-2016, 03:53 PM
It's good Dima didn't take Xu Xin or Timo Boll in a left hand match.

TT4Life
01-28-2016, 06:44 PM
Ahahahah , look at that top spin left hand counter loop by ma long lolz

vvk1
01-28-2016, 07:40 PM
Now let's get back to the really important stuff: what is the USATTE of these left-handed players? :-)