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Steven
04-03-2016, 04:59 PM
The ITTF has published the new world rankings! These were released on April, 2016.

The event results included in this ranking are from the recent Paraguay, Italian & Egypt Junior & Cadet Open, Oceania Olympic Qualification Tournament, Oceania Championships, Qatar Open and Kuwait Open.


Ma Long maintains World number 1 status!


https://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/images/malongworldnumber1dec1.jpg
Ma Long, World #1 in April 2016 - Photo by: Xinhua


Notable changes

Men
09) 11 WONG Chun Ting
12) 17 TANG Peng
39) 44 PITCHFORD Liam
40) 66 LI Ahmet
51) 67 LI Hu
52) 74 HO Kwan Kit
59) 74 TOKIC Bojan
77) 93 WALTHER Ricardo
83) 122 DUDA Benedikt

Men's World Rankings

Recent Kuwait Open winner Ma Long has been at the top of the ITTF World Rankings for a staggering 44 times. The top 5 remain the same as the March ranking period. Chuang Chih Yuan overtakes Jun Mizutani for position 6. Elsewhere in the top 10 seeds Vladimir Samsonov's moves 1 place up from position 9 to 8. Wong Chun Ting for the first time ever achieves position 9 breaking into the top 10 world ranking! China's Fang Bo secures 10th spot pushing Timo Boll into rank 11.

Full rankings below:

01) 1 MA Long
02) 2 FAN Zhendong
03) 3 XU Xin
04) 4 ZHANG Jike
05) 5 OVTCHAROV Dimitrij
06) 7 CHUANG Chih-Yuan
07) 6 MIZUTANI Jun
08) 9 SAMSONOV Vladimir
09) 11 WONG Chun Ting
10) 8 FANG Bo
11) 10 BOLL Timo
12) 17 TANG Peng
13) 16 FREITAS Marcos
14) 14 JUNG Youngsik
15) 12 NIWA Koki
16) 18 LEE Sangsu
17) 15 JOO Saehyuk
18) 13 YAN An
19) 22 GACINA Andrej
20) 20 APOLONIA Tiago
21) 19 YOSHIMURA Maharu
22) 26 SHIBAEV Alexander
23) 24 GAUZY Simon
24) 23 FEGERL Stefan
25) 21 OSHIMA Yuya
26) 27 KARLSSON Kristian
27) 25 GAO Ning
28) 33 LI Ping ^
29) 30 ARUNA Quadri
30) 28 MATSUDAIRA Kenta
31) 29 MORIZONO Masataka
31) 32 MONTEIRO Joao
33) 37 GERELL Par
33) 34 JANG Woojin
35) 31 STEGER Bastian
36) 35 GIONIS Panagiotis
37) 36 ASSAR Omar
38) 43 KARLSSON Mattias
39) 44 PITCHFORD Liam
40) 66 LI Ahmet ^


Women's World Rankings

Full rankings below:

01) 1 LIU Shiwen
02) 2 DING Ning
03) 3 ZHU Yuling
04) 4 ISHIKAWA Kasumi
05) 8 LI Xiaoxia
06) 5 FUKUHARA Ai
07) 6 FENG Tianwei
08) 7 CHEN Meng
09) 11 HAN Ying ^
10) 9 ITO Mima
11) 10 WU Yang
12) 12 SEO Hyowon
13) 13 SOLJA Petrissa
14) 16 CHENG I-Ching
15) 15 JEON Jihee ^
16) 14 YANG Haeun
17) 17 MU Zi
18) 18 SHAN Xiaona ^
19) 19 HIRANO Miu
20) 24 TIE Yana
21) 23 HU Melek
22) 22 LEE Ho Ching
23) 29 YU Mengyu
24) 21 LI Jie
25) 20 DOO Hoi Kem
26) 25 LI Jiao
27) 36 CHEN Szu-Yu
28) 27 LI Qian
29) 26 SAMARA Elizabeta
30) 31 JIANG Huajun
31) 29 WAKAMIYA Misako
32) 30 LIU Jia
33) 34 RI Myong Sun
34) 35 NAKAHATA Natsumi
35) 32 ISHIGAKI Yuka
36) 33 SATO Hitomi
37) 38 CHOI Hyojoo ^
38) 40 SHEN Yanfei
39) 37 POTA Georgina
40) 38 BILENKO Tetyana


You can view the full World Rankings here. (http://www.ittf.com/ittf_ranking/)

What are your thoughts on the April World Rankings?

Sali
04-03-2016, 08:07 PM
I will never understand ranking system, example
previous month mizutani was no 6 and Chuang was no 7, this month in two big tournaments Chuang reach two times best of 16 and mizutani two times quaterfinals. So i would say he should increase his advantage points over Chuang. But somehow Chuang playing quite poor advance to no 6.

SpinQuark
04-03-2016, 10:15 PM
Congrats to Liam Pitchford entering the world top 40.
(Some consolation for losing his English national title to Paul Drinkhall this year)

3 good Englishmen for the Olympics!

SpinQuark
04-03-2016, 10:29 PM
No man from USA in the world top 200 - population of USA over 300M.
4 men from England in the world top 200 - population of England around 50M.

Answers on a postcard...

Vrael
04-03-2016, 11:41 PM
Jakub Dyjas WR: 44 !

btw, Poland population ~39M - 7 olympic medals in ski jumping
England population ~50M - 0 olympic medals inski jumping

No idea what You wanted to prove :D ? rpobably USA peaople could answe with some baseball or basketball statistics.

About Mizutani points: He gained 15 rating points and 60 bonus points (I assume it is for reaching 1/4 final in huge event), but he also lost 58 bonus points (no idea what for, maybe he had 58 bonus points in the past that are no longer being counted).
CHUANG Chih-Yuan lost 19 rating points, but he gained 48 bonus points and lost none of them.

Dan
04-04-2016, 08:34 AM
Nice to see Wong Chun Ting inside the top 10 rankings.

NDH
04-04-2016, 08:41 AM
Jakub Dyjas WR: 44 !

btw, Poland population ~39M - 7 olympic medals in ski jumping
England population ~50M - 0 olympic medals inski jumping

No idea what You wanted to prove :D ? rpobably USA peaople could answe with some baseball or basketball statistics.

About Mizutani points: He gained 15 rating points and 60 bonus points (I assume it is for reaching 1/4 final in huge event), but he also lost 58 bonus points (no idea what for, maybe he had 58 bonus points in the past that are no longer being counted).
CHUANG Chih-Yuan lost 19 rating points, but he gained 48 bonus points and lost none of them.


I wonder if it's the same as Tennis.

If Mizutani had reached Semi's or Final the year before, but only reached Quarter Final this year, he would lose points (that's how it works in Tennis anyway!).

raazzz
04-04-2016, 08:53 AM
Nice to see Pithsford stepping up. Congratz!

Sali
04-04-2016, 09:49 AM
I wonder if it's the same as Tennis.

If Mizutani had reached Semi's or Final the year before, but only reached Quarter Final this year, he would lose points (that's how it works in Tennis anyway!).
Yes I know how it works, just seems to complicated and not fair. Let's imagine the situation that Mizutani beat in best of 16 Chuang in both Kuwait and Qatar Open (it does not change anything because Mizutani won both matches in 16 and Chuang lost them), and worse player overtook better one.
There are much more situations especially with Timo Boll who is very seldom participating in world tour but still his ranking is high.

megaexception
04-04-2016, 08:02 PM
In table tennis bonus points are deducted for withdrawing from tournament and misconduct. And granted for advancements in big events.
If Mizutani has lost 58 points it is more likely that bonus points simply expired, as they are valid only for 12 months.

As for fairness - everything is pretty fair. Chuang had better performance last year, which gave him many bonus points.
But now, ranking point difference is only 5pts now, so next month Chuang may lose some of his bonus points gained year ago, and Jun will take over and return to 6th place in ranking.

Kaizoku
04-07-2016, 01:04 PM
I seem to recall someone claimed no other penholder would make the top 10. Well good game.
We got two penholders top 10 now. Congratz to Wong Chun Ting :D