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WorkerBee
04-02-2018, 04:56 PM
The new rankings are out. Anyone agree that they are still way off?

http://results.ittf.link/index.php?option=com_fabrik&view=list&listid=69&Itemid=206

tropical
04-02-2018, 05:03 PM
Be patient. It needs a bit more time.

Xylit
04-02-2018, 06:21 PM
Timo Boll not #1 anymore? I agree, this can't be accurate.

NextLevel
04-02-2018, 06:59 PM
Timo Boll not #1 anymore? I agree, this can't be accurate.

Agreed.

Giangt
04-02-2018, 07:06 PM
I think M.Maze should have started at the top spot! :)

NextLevel
04-02-2018, 07:08 PM
I think M.Maze should have started at the top spot! :)

Nah, that would have been truly fraudulent. I think Quadri Aruna is clearly the best player in the world, why is he so low on the rankings?

yuri.saldon
04-02-2018, 07:12 PM
Fan zhendong #1 is pretty overated for me LOL, what do you think about it?

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Giangt
04-02-2018, 07:12 PM
Nah, that would have been truly fraudulent. I think Quadri Aruna is clearly the best player in the world, why is he so low on the rankings?
You’re right NL, M.Maze should have been second after Quadri Aruna! Sorry my bad...

Giangt
04-02-2018, 07:13 PM
Fan zhendong #1 is pretty overated for me LOL, what do you think about it?

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FZD should have been no.7 clearly! :)

NextLevel
04-02-2018, 07:29 PM
Fan zhendong #1 is pretty overated for me LOL, what do you think about it?

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Yes. At the very least, any list that doesn't have Calderano in the top 5 is fraudulent.

yuri.saldon
04-02-2018, 07:42 PM
Yes. At the very least, any list that doesn't have Calderano in the top 5 is fraudulent.Exactly! You read my mind.

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rainneverever
04-02-2018, 07:51 PM
Finally FZD reached WR#1. Check out my post #218 in 2017 CTTSL thread 3 months ago and I made the right prediction!

https://www.tabletennisdaily.com/forum/showthread.php?16366-China-Super-League-2017/page11



Player
DOB
1st time WR#1
Age of 1st time WR#1


Jörgen Persson
1966/4/22
1991/10/1
25 yr 6 mo


Jean-Philippe Gatien
1968/10/16
1992/7/2
23 yr 9 mo


Jan-Ove Waldner
1965/10/3
1992/8/24
26 yr 10 mo


Jean-Michel Saive
1969/11/17
1994/2/9
24 yr 3 mo


Wang Tao
1967/12/13
1995/9
27 yr 9 mo


Kong Linghui
1975/10/18
1996/1
20 yr 3 mo


Liu Guoliang
1976/1/10
1996/11
20 yr 10 mo


Vladimir Samsonov
1976/4/17
1997/12
21 yr 8 mo


Wang Liqin
1978/6/18
2000/8
22 yr 2 mo


Ma Lin
1980/2/19
2002/10
22 yr 8 mo


Timo Boll
1981/3/8
2003/1
21 yr 10 mo


Werner Schlager
1972/9/28
2003/6
30 yr 9 mo


Wang Hao
1983/12/15
2004/12
21 yr


Ma Long
1988/10/20
2010/1
21 yr 3 mo


Zhang Jike
1988/2/16
2012/6
24 yr 4 mo


Xu Xin
1990/1/8
2013/1
23 yr


Dimitrij Ovtcharov
1988/9/2
2018/1
29 yr 4 mo


Fan Zhendong
1997/1/22
2018/4 (earliest)

Baal
04-03-2018, 12:08 AM
Someone probably understands this new system to answer the question of when it will make srnse based on how often top plauers ate in tournaments that count.

(Not me).

WilliamFerreira
04-03-2018, 12:46 AM
Hey Guys! This is my first post, sorry for my poor English, I'm still learning about this language.

What do you think about positions of players in the actual World Tour Standings, can show better the real position about players level?...Ovtcharov, of course, is not the usual, even Mizutani Jun, but the others...
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Brs
04-03-2018, 12:52 AM
I don't think ML and ZJK were born in 1998. WR1 at 11 years is a stretch.

The new system will be fully populated after one year. If top players choose to play fewer than eight events then it will still be "a fraud" to anyone who doesn't accept that playing at minimum eight events is now a requirement for a top ranking.

IMO it's a reasonable requirement. Competing eight weeks out of 52 doesn't seem impossible. ATP for example counts 19 tournaments, four of which last two weeks. So to get full credit a top tennis pro has to compete 23 weeks a year.

rainneverever
04-03-2018, 01:01 AM
1988 corrected

I don't think ML and ZJK were born in 1998. WR1 at 11 years is a stretch.

The new system will be fully populated after one year. If top players choose to play fewer than eight events then it will still be "a fraud" to anyone who doesn't accept that playing at minimum eight events is now a requirement for a top ranking.

IMO it's a reasonable requirement. Competing eight weeks out of 52 doesn't seem impossible. ATP for example counts 19 tournaments, four of which last two weeks. So to get full credit a top tennis pro has to compete 23 weeks a year.

brodolio
04-03-2018, 08:56 AM
FZD world n.1 is well deserved.
Slowly but surely Captain ML will reach again the top of the ranking, and everything will be back as it was.

NextLevel
04-03-2018, 10:43 AM
FZD world n.1 is well deserved.
Slowly but surely Captain ML will reach again the top of the ranking, and everything will be back as it was.

He may not. He is older and will play less. The new ranking will at least force him to play more.

Xylit
04-03-2018, 11:38 AM
Why should Ma Long even care about his world ranking? No matter what it is, if he participates in a tournament he is the favorite to win it. WR #7 or WR #1, it does not matter.

NextLevel
04-03-2018, 01:07 PM
Why should Ma Long even care about his world ranking? No matter what it is, if he participates in a tournament he is the favorite to win it. WR #7 or WR #1, it does not matter.

Because seeding affects your draw and who you meet in earlier rounds, and this is quite important for China's strategic approach to the WTTC. With the current world rankings, Ma Long can meet Fan Zhendong in the quarter finals of that event.