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TableTennisDaily
02-01-2012, 12:57 PM
It's the 1st of February 2012 everyone! The February World rankings have been released by the ITTF and here are the listings below! The rankings were published by the International Table Tennis Federation on Wednesday 1st February 2012.

Similar to the January 2012 ITTF World Rankings, Ma Long and Ding Ning remain number one in the World in their respective Men's and Women's categories. This is the Seventeenth time Ma Long has been ranked at World number 1 with Ding Ning claiming the number one spot for a fifth time.

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Ma Long (Right) photo by: Richard Kalocsai
Ding Ning (Left) photo by: Xinhua/Tao Xiyi

The January period was packed with International Table Tennis including the recent introduction of the World Tours including Hungary and Slovenia, with changes in the men's and women's rankings.


Mens World Rankings

01 (<<) Ma Long (http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/content.php?174-Ma-Long-player-profile-World-Rank-1)
02 (<<) Zhang Jike (http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/content.php?437-Zhang-Jike-player-profile-World-Rank-2)
03 (<<) Wang Hao (http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/content.php?172-Wang-Hao-player-profile-World-Rank-3)
04 (<<) Timo Boll (http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/content.php?158-Timo-Boll-World-Rank-4)
05 (<<) Xu Xin (http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/content.php?444-Xu-Xin-player-profile-World-Rank-5)
06 (08) Joo Se Hyuk (http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/content.php?447-Joo-Se-Hyuk-player-profile-World-Rank-8)
07 (<<) Ma Lin (http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/content.php?173-Ma-Lin-player-profile-World-Rank-7)
08 (06) Wang Liqin (http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/content.php?201-Wang-Liqin-player-profile-World-Rank-6)
09 (<<) Jun Mizutani
10 (<<) Dimitrij Ovtcharov
11 (<<) Chuang Chih-Yuan
12 (<<) Chen Qi
13 (14) Vladimir Samsonov (http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/content.php?180-Vladimir-Samsonov-player-profile-World-Rank-12)
14 (13) Oh Sang Eun
15 (<<) Ryu Seung Min
16 (<<) Seiya Kishikawa
17 (18) Hao Shuai
18 (17) Gao Ning
19 (21) Baum Patrick
20 (19) Mattenet Adrien
21 (20) Michael Maze
22 (<<) Bastian Steger
23 (<<) Koki Niwa
24 (34) Adrian Crisan
25 (27) Lee Jung Woo
26 (25) Tokic Bojan
27 (28) Alexey Smirnov
28 (30) Seo Hyun Deok
29 (26) Li Hu ^^
30 (32) Yoshida Kaii
30 (24) Kim Min Seok
32 (29) Kirill Skachkov

Full list of Men's World Rankings here (http://www.ittf.com/_front_page/ittf1.asp?category=wr)

Korea's Joo Se Hyuk reaches his highest career World Ranking as he positions himself at no.6 in the World rankings. In form Joo Se Hyuk has jumped up one place every World ranking since November 2011 where he was at no.10.

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Joo Se Hyuk, Photo by: Richard Kalocsai

The Men's Top 10 World Ranking has only two changes. In form Joo Se Hyuk who defeated Zhang Jike at the Hungarian Open 2012 has moved from no.8 to no.6! This has forced Wang Liqin to drop two places to no.8. Elsewhere Adrian Crisan has jumped a staggering 10 places to no.24 as he reached the semi final of the Hungarian Open.

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Ma Long (Left), Zhang Jike (Right) Photo by: e.titan24.com

The top two best players in the World Ma Long and Zhang Jike keep their respected 1 and 2 positions of the World. Wang Hao still keeps his third spot followed by Europe's super star Timo Boll. Super forehand Xu Xin remains at fifth spot, the consistent Jun Mizutani keeps his 9th spot of the World followed closely by Germany's Dimitrij Ovtcharov to complete the top 10.

Big jumps

Three players to noticeably see a jump in the World rankings is Italy's Mihai Bobocica who is now ranked at no.73 from no. 122! The next biggest jump on the men's World rankings goes to Simon Gauzy of France! He rise into to top 100 came from position 123 in the World rankings to no.77! The third person to break into the top 100 is Wang Eugene. Wang has jumped 55 places from 149 to no.94.


Womens World Rankings

1 (<<) Ding Ning
2 (4) Liu Shiwen
3 (<<) Guo Yan
4 (2) Li Xiaoxia
5 (<<) Feng Tianwei
6 (<<) Guo Yue
7 (8) Kasumi Ishikawa
8 (7) Wang Yuegu
9 (<<) FUKUHARA Ai
10 (11) Wu Yang

Full list of women's World Rankings here (http://www.ittf.com/_front_page/ittf1.asp?category=wr)

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Ding Ning, photo by: Xinhua/Tao Xiyi

There have been a fair few changes in the women's top ten rankings this time round. This was seen China's Liu Shiwen who swapped places with Li Xiaoxia to take second spot of the World! Kasumi and Wang swap places with Ai Fukuhara holding her no.9 spot. Wu Yang broke the top 10 rankings pushing Tie Yana to nuner 12.

What do you all think of the new world rankings? Any surprises? What do you think of the rankings this period around.

YosuaYosan
02-01-2012, 01:13 PM
:) :) :) :)
Joo at such age..
Amazing..

Joo = legend :D

Abakus
02-01-2012, 01:20 PM
Yeah, Joo is really amazing, especially at the moment

Lol, Ma Long has nearly 3000 world ranking points o.O

PlasmaLight
02-01-2012, 02:00 PM
haha as i said in the hungrian open thread, joo se hyuk will overcome ma lin and wang liqin and everybody said "no he will not" :D there you have it ^^

and nice to see liu shiwen one her way back to position #1. :)

Abakus
02-01-2012, 02:16 PM
https://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/images/mazhangnew.jpg
Ma Long (Right), Zhang Jike (Left) Photo by: e.titan24.com



Sure about it? :P ;)

Dan
02-01-2012, 02:21 PM
haha as i said in the hungrian open thread, joo se hyuk will overcome ma lin and wang liqin and everybody said "no he will not" :D there you have it ^^

and nice to see liu shiwen one her way back to position #1. :)

Haha yes I am so happy for Joo. He is really showing how the defensive style with attack can compete with the best. The way he is going he could break top 5!


Sure about it? :P ;)

Haha we have sorted the issue... Well spotted Abakus :P

Michal_Z
02-01-2012, 03:24 PM
Just one surprise..
How can Timo still hold his position?
He should be ranked at 7, 8 maybe..

PlasmaLight
02-01-2012, 03:47 PM
Just one surprise..
How can Timo still hold his position?
He should be ranked at 7, 8 maybe..

hm he played no international tournement, so he has all his points. and all chinese players plaed against each other and earned and lost points ^^

azlan
02-01-2012, 05:22 PM
Wow, Timo is still up there after all this time. He must have a lot of point cushions to still be at the top 5. Impressive indeed. :)