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Steven
08-02-2013, 03:10 PM
The ITTF has updated the rankings again! The new rankings were published on August 1, 2013. According to ITTF's calendar (http://ittf.com/_front_page/ittf2.asp?category=calendar), the next release will be September 5, 2013.



--- Ma Long tops the August Rankings ---



Ma Long is dominating as usual and added another title to his collection last month. Which one? Check out this month's review below. :)

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Ma Long at the 2012 Olympics - Back at the top of the world. Photo by: Zimbio.com


June has been the month of resting especially for a lot of European players, however there were still some big competitions including the Asian Championships, the US Open and the Summer Universiade!

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Yan An and Chen Meng - 2013 ATTC semi-finalists - Photos by: ITTF

The Asian Championships have been dominated by the Chinese the past years despite of the big amount of countries and the variety of players participating. One player managed to damage this domination a bit by reaching the semi-finals in the men's singles event: Japan's Kenta Matsudaira defeated Fan Zhendong who first reached the top 10 of the world in the previous rankings. Kenta then lost honorably to the Asian Champion of 2013, Ma Long. Surprising was Yan An, who defeated World no.2 Xu Xin in the other semi-final, earning him an 8th place behind a solid top 7 this month.

The Women's event, as predicted, ended up in another Ding Ning-Liu Shiwen final which was won by Liu Shiwen. Bronze went to Zhu Yuling and Chen Meng, of which the latter jumped to a 7th spot on the list.


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Eugene Wang and Abe Megumi - US Open 2013 winners - Photos by: ITTF

European players such as Primorac, Lundqvist, Samara and Pota formed the top seeds at the US Open 2013 however the titles were distributed against the odds; only Elizabeta Samara managed to reach the final. Just like the North Americas she had big problems with Abe Megumi's special gameplay and services. Japan's Abe grabbed the title rather easily.

Canada's Eugene Wang had reached the final in the men's event and also had to play a somewhat "less-known" player. Yang Ce of China, an unranked player, had to take home the silver medal but did enter the rankings at the 116th place.

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Liu Yi and Che Xiaoxi - Summer Universiade 2013 winners - Photos by: ITTF

A less-known event but with very decent players is the Summer Universiade, held in Kazan, Russia. Competitors include young players like Koki Niwa and Chen Chien-An.
While Chinese Taipei and Russia shared most of the prizes in doubles, China seemed to care more about the singles and team event. Both the men's and women's final were all-Chinese, with defender Liu Yi defeating Shang Kun and Che Xiaoxi beating Zheng Shichang. All four made great jumps as shown below.



This month's notable changes
50 (61) Jung Young Sik
68 (unr) Liu Yi
79 (95) Eugene Wang
103 (172) Shang Kun
116 (unr) Yang Ce

63 (75) Che Xiaoxi
84 (92) Lily Zhang
107 (unr) Zheng Shichang
145 (203) Abe Megumi

Men's World Rankings
01 (<<) Ma Long
02 (<<) Xu Xin
03 (<<) Wang Hao
04 (<<) Zhang Jike
05 (<<) Timo Boll
06 (<<) Dmitrij Ovtcharov
07 (<<) Chuang Chih-Yuan
08 (10) Yan An
09 (08) Ma Lin
10 (11) Wang Liqin
11 (09) Fan Zhendong
12 (<<) Vladimir Samsonov
13 (14) Jun Mizutani
14 (13) Hao Shuai
15 (<<) Joo Se Hyuk
16 (<<) Gao Ning
17 (<<) Chen Qi
18 (19) Koki Niwa
19 (22) Jiang Tianyi
20 (18) Michael Maze
21 (<<) Patrick Baum
22 (20) Marcos Freitas
23 (<<) Adrian Crisan
24 (28) Kenta Matsudaira
25 (<<) Ryu Seung Min
26 (<<) Oh Sang Eun
27 (24) Chen Chien-An
28 (27) Bastian Steger
28 (35) Tang Peng
30 (34) Seiya Kishikawa
31 (30) Kim Min Seok
32 (29) Lee Jung Woo


Women's World Rankings
01 (<<) Ding Ning
02 (03) Liu Shiwen
03 (02) Li Xiaoxia
04 (<<) Feng Tianwei
05 (<<) Zhu Yuling
06 (<<) Guo Yan
07 (09) Chen Meng
08 (07) Shen Yanfei
09 (08) Wu Yang
10 (11) Ishikawa Kasumi
11 (10) Feng Yalan
12 (<<) Guo Yue
13 (<<) Jiang Huajun
14 (<<) Fukuhara Ai
15 (<<) Pavlovich Viktoria
16 (<<) Kim Kyungah


Discuss!

MDanielCRO
08-02-2013, 03:27 PM
08 (10) Yan An , I like this!

Dan
08-02-2013, 03:31 PM
Awesome review as always Steven! Yan An's flying!

Alborz
08-02-2013, 08:16 PM
8 chinese players in top 10! Wang Liqin is again in top 10 and i think Ma Long brakes the ranking points record with achieving 3030 points!:cool:

MDanielCRO
08-02-2013, 09:07 PM
8 chinese players in top 10! Wang Liqin is again in top 10 and i think Ma Long brakes the ranking points record with achieving 3030 points!:cool:

It's 7, where do you see 8? Liqin replaces Fan Zhendong..

pingpingpongpong
08-03-2013, 01:13 AM
Another notable change in the women's rankings is LEE Ho Ching 25 (30); hope she could qualify for the world cup!

TableTennisAddict
08-03-2013, 04:15 AM
Zhang Zike is so strong, a beast.

Alborz
08-03-2013, 09:57 AM
It's 7, where do you see 8? Liqin replaces Fan Zhendong..
Oh, i mean top in 11.

Dan
08-03-2013, 12:36 PM
I have a feeling Ma Long will stay at the top for a long time now. I think he will have high levels of motivation and really try to prove his worth now as he didnt manage to win the 2013 WTTC which many people were expecting.

I'm looking forward to the China Open! It's a shame ZJK cannot be there but still many other top players are participating! :)

MDanielCRO
08-03-2013, 12:51 PM
I have a feeling Ma Long will stay at the top for a long time now. I think he will have high levels of motivation and really try to prove his worth now as he didnt manage to win the 2013 WTTC which many people were expecting.

I'm looking forward to the China Open! It's a shame ZJK cannot be there but still many other top players are participating! :)


It's better that one of top 4 players don't play, great chance for other players to make something