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10-17-2018, 09:41 AM
Hi everyone,

We will be interviewing Michael Maze very soon. Any questions you have for us, fire them away here and will ask them to the main man!


Thanks guys!

10-17-2018, 01:27 PM
How does he see the game change in the last few years?

10-17-2018, 01:30 PM
Despite his injuries, he struggled to adapt his creative playstyle to the poly ball?

10-17-2018, 01:51 PM
Any chance he's got discontinued Maze blade lying around he doesn't need any more so I can have it?

10-17-2018, 02:13 PM
What are your service techniques and practice sessions?

10-17-2018, 02:43 PM
Did Michael have specific pieces of advice or insightful approaches that really helped him in elevating his game to the next level?

And a follow up: Is there any big-picture advice he would give to intermediate/advanced players to focus on for improving their overall game?

10-17-2018, 03:19 PM
How did you come up with these lobs, and how did you develop that weapon?

10-17-2018, 03:38 PM
We have heard the famous story about your aggressive serve return techniques where you would take the ball earlier than your coaches would like you too .... but you are also famous as the person who lobbed down Chen Qi from 3 sets down in 2009 World Cup .. these are very distinctive skill sets .. how are you adjusting in terms of strategy to the new ball and the new style of play where pretty much everybody is trying to take the ball as early as possible and the overall spin has considerably reduced and in general the game has has become biased towards speed than spin

10-17-2018, 03:46 PM
Which blade, rubber and booster do you currently use?

10-17-2018, 04:12 PM
Do you have to start at a young age eg 6 to make it to the pro level as a table tennis player? Have you known any advanced players who started at their teens and made it?

10-17-2018, 05:31 PM
1) What is your favourite hobby at times where you don't play table tennis?

2) If you did not become a table tennis pro, what would have been other professions of your interest?

3) If your last name was not "Maze", would you still be amaz(e)ing?

10-17-2018, 11:44 PM
Is your favorite movie "The Maze"?
just kidding.

Which one of your matches do you remember as especially fun and memorable?

10-19-2018, 05:42 AM
When serving, do you notice or judge how is the opponent positioning himself or anticipating his move?

Also, what advice will you give to intermediate players who have not taken any coaching?

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10-19-2018, 05:49 AM
Did you help Timo Boll adjust to the plastic ball with his Bh, which seemed to get better when he played on your team at T2APAC ?

10-19-2018, 10:19 AM
What do you think the rest of the world could do to try to close the gap with China?

10-19-2018, 11:04 AM
What's it like having every female in the world fancy you? :cool: JKES > What's your goals after tt?

10-19-2018, 11:35 AM
You've had a lot of injury in your career when you were at your peak. What is your biggest regret?

Table Tennis Reborn
10-20-2018, 07:42 AM
Teach me your serve Michael!!

10-20-2018, 09:37 AM
Why have you switched from red fh rubber to black one? :)

10-20-2018, 10:01 AM
Jonathan Groth, WR18 as of 10/2018, has been making great strides in the singles since the Rio Olympics. In your opinion, what does he need to crack into the top 10?

11-01-2018, 05:24 PM
Has the sport evolved a lot in last five years?What does it take to be perfectly fit for table tennis at any age(can ask this question to timo too)

11-01-2018, 05:25 PM
and i almost forgot how did it feel to lose against liam pitchford in that rally:p