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TableTennisDaily
02-12-2019, 12:05 AM
Hi everyone,

We will be interviewing the powerful, spectacular Kalinikos Kreanga very soon. Any questions you have for us, fire them away and we will do our best to ask them to him!

https://www.tabletennisdaily.com/forum/images/kreanga2019.jpg

Thanks guys!

Loopadoop
02-12-2019, 01:36 AM
Have you ever considered using anti spin as your backhand rubber ?

729B2
02-12-2019, 01:42 AM
Curious to know a in depth what day/week/month and hour of training sessions he does

LordPippington
02-12-2019, 04:18 AM
Did he do any specific exercises to protect his wrist and elbow (tendonitis, overuse, etc)?

Takkyu_wa_inochi
02-12-2019, 04:26 AM
Maybe a difficult question
What does he remember of his 2003 semifinal in Bercy WTTC against Joo Saehyuk

Takkyu_wa_inochi
02-12-2019, 04:27 AM
Ask him why European players cannot beat Chinese now but it wasn’t always like that in his days

Lula
02-12-2019, 04:28 AM
I am interested about his backhand. Have he always had a good backhand? Is it natural or has he worked alot on it? Did someone teach him to loop this way or Did it just happen? What does he think is the most important things to develop and have a good backhand? How should you try to play in a game to be able to use your nice backhand? Do he consider his backhand unmodern and does he think it works in todays fast Tabletennis? Would he change his backhand to a backhand more over the table if he was younger?
Is he very relaxed and is this the reason he van make a somewhat long swing But still recover? Does he think it is better, or goes faster to have a longer relaxed swing or a shorter one were he need to stop the motion by being tense? Have he had shoulder issues because of his backhand swing? How does he prevent these injuries? Interested in his warm up and strength exercises.

Maybe you can use one of these exercises or atleast ask something good about his backhand.

Takkyu_wa_inochi
02-12-2019, 04:28 AM
What is his best win ? His worst loss ?

FruitLoop
02-12-2019, 08:27 AM
What does he think of the Greek and Romanian young talents coming through in Europe at the moment (Pletea, Sgouropoulous, Sipos) ? Can they be top 10 players? What does Europe have to do to compete with Asia like they did back in his prime? Timo and Vladi are still two of the best but should have been usurped a while ago due to their age.

NextLevel
02-12-2019, 10:40 AM
Does he think about any part of his game that he wishes could have been better and might have helped him become World Champion?

What was his most memorable win and his most annoying loss?

Musaab
02-12-2019, 10:55 AM
Please ask him on how he has one of the best backhands of all time, but still the chequita (backhand fllip) is not a fundamental part of his game (I really didn't see him use it even once)

Lula
02-12-2019, 11:14 AM
Please ask him on how he has one of the best backhands of all time, but still the chequita (backhand fllip) is not a fundamental part of his game (I really didn't see him use it even once)

I maybe can answer that. I think that flipping that way is very modern and have not been around for so long. So he never learned it when he was young and he was pretty old i think, when it came so i can imagine it must be difficult to develop your game or learn a new stroke at that age. But maybe he was younger when it came than i think and maybe it is easier to learn a new stroke at an older age at that level than i think.

dkyy
02-12-2019, 11:22 AM
Please ask him the major differences he found between European players and Asian players. What could bring European players to the next level of success?


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Musaab
02-12-2019, 11:32 AM
I maybe can answer that. I think that flipping that way is very modern and have not been around for so long. So he never learned it when he was young and he was pretty old i think, when it came so i can imagine it must be difficult to develop your game or learn a new stroke at that age. But maybe he was younger when it came than i think and maybe it is easier to learn a new stroke at an older age at that level than i think.


So may be we let him answer that ? because you raised finally the same question. Com'on like my post so that Dan chooses it :-P .

I'm a low level player and even on that level I'm not known for my backhand topspin but however I'm known for the backhand flip (people who played me before try their best to avoid short serves in double matches). So I just can't get my head about Kreanga not be able to learn this. I don't really know

zzzuppp
02-12-2019, 01:08 PM
What was your reason for leaving Romania and moving to Greece? was it to do with table tennis or something else?

zeio
02-12-2019, 03:36 PM
Would you agree that the gymnastics training you received in your early days contribute to your success in table tennis?

mart1nandersson
02-12-2019, 04:41 PM
Would you agree that the gymnastics training you received in your early days contribute to your success in table tennis?

Excellent question! I strongly believe that sports that teaches you to control your body like gymnastics and athletics must surely give you an edge in pretty much all sports (excluding "sports" that doesn't make you sweat like darts, pool etc). It'll be interesting to hear his answer.

yogi_bear
02-12-2019, 05:02 PM
Follow up on zeio's question, what impact has gymnastics on your tt play??

Manny Calavera
02-12-2019, 05:36 PM
When he will visit Corfu for holiday? We have a small team here and we would like to drink frape with him.