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      I addition to the ABS ball, it's also easier to...

      I addition to the ABS ball, it's also easier to counter because it's been a fundamental part of the game for so long now that 'dealing with it' is something everyone has become much better at.

      I...
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      What exactly has he not done other than beat Ma...

      What exactly has he not done other than beat Ma Long when it counts? (which lets face it, the CNT is probably not fussed about).

      I agree, he hasn't achieved as much as maybe we'd have liked. But...
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      I don't know how people are getting the take away...

      I don't know how people are getting the take away from this as FZD being in trouble.

      Having come out of a genuine loss of form, he's moving much more sharply now and playing shots with much more...
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      I think that's a bit unfair. They wanted to...

      I think that's a bit unfair.

      They wanted to lengthen the rallies.

      But now want to shorten the length of the overall match (eg by fewer points played).

      The unfortunate side effect of the...
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      But isn't one of the advantages of defenders that...

      But isn't one of the advantages of defenders that they expend less energy against attacking players in a direct matchup?

      If the games only go to 5, doesn't that just take tiring the out the...
    6. Not from what I can see. That said both T2...

      Not from what I can see. That said both T2 website and YT livestreams seem to be disable in Australia, so i've only seen the officially released vid at the end.

      But from what I've seen, he's just...
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      You know, honestly, I'm not super fussed with the...

      You know, honestly, I'm not super fussed with the packed scheduling.

      Players just need to stop treating every platinum tournament as a must attend. Maybe the number of your top results counted...
    8. I'm sure some women in Japan(and everywhere else)...

      I'm sure some women in Japan(and everywhere else) have on a club or provincial level, those players just haven't been able to make it to the top. Some who are making waves do still incorporate...
    9. Depends on style/preference. I would say men...

      Depends on style/preference.

      I would say men are BOTH faster and stronger than women. They have more options.

      The women's game is essentially a subset of the men's game. If you remove the...
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      Going from what little I've seen from the last...

      Going from what little I've seen from the last T2, only games are to 5. You still have to win enough of these games to 5 to win a whole match.
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      Yeah, that was a weird match, had KK taken the...

      Yeah, that was a weird match, had KK taken the last set, FZD would have managed to lose a match while scoring significantly more points than his opponent, which almost never actually happens.
    12. Wait. Does he actually do this on his own serve?...

      Wait. Does he actually do this on his own serve?

      I thought it was just something he did on his opponent's serve.
    13. Seems to be weirdly pushing against the rules for...

      Seems to be weirdly pushing against the rules for no real gain.

      I mean, it's unlikely to be called, because it breaks the flow of the game for something that has obviously no advantage. The umpire...
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      Entirely my speculation without evidence. But...

      Entirely my speculation without evidence.

      But my suspicion is that they made a decision to use the Korean open to to transition his backhand against top competition.

      He had gone back to playing...
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      Actually not suprised he's complaining about his...

      Actually not suprised he's complaining about his backhand, his backhand seemed very obviously in transition this tournament.

      Both in singles and doubles, he's been playing these massive whipping...
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      Sounds like a textbook case of the broken window...

      Sounds like a textbook case of the broken window fallacy.

      If he cared so much about the workers, he could have just donated money to them.

      Then the people who own the company (who are already...
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      You miss the point. While breaking some table...

      You miss the point. While breaking some table tennis bats is certainly wasteful in itself, and nothing to be lauded. It, to me is no big deal. People do plenty of things that are unproductive, it's a...
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      He may not be directly causing the starving of...

      He may not be directly causing the starving of children, but he is buying into and perpetuating the principle that causes it.

      Whether or not he will actually increase the value of remaining blades...
    19. Just be transparent that one ranking system is...

      Just be transparent that one ranking system is used for seeding, the other is to better indicate "how well someone is playing".
      And that the system actually used for seeding is used to encourage...
    20. I guess you can just use both. The existing...

      I guess you can just use both.

      The existing ranking system can still be used for all functional uses of ranking (eg seeding) and then also have an ELO for people who want a more accurate measure...
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      So mostly addressing this part, since people have...

      So mostly addressing this part, since people have addressed player base and resources dedicated.

      The other major factor is focus on fundamentals. It's a big part of asian cultures in general, but...
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      If you've had a cut and been hit on the hand that...

      If you've had a cut and been hit on the hand that should be enough.

      I'm not sure people are going to be finding many examples of this, because this really shouldn't be happening.

      You should not...
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      I meant take away as in to attribute the result...

      I meant take away as in to attribute the result of the match being that "FZD looked like a different animal than the Ma Long match".

      IMO it was more of a factor of XX upping his game than FZD...
    24. But the service position is also insanely far...

      But the service position is also insanely far back.

      It's like they went out of their way to make TT/ping pong less athletic, use a less versatile table, require more space (at least compared to...
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      Xu Xin's problem is that his preferred style of...

      Xu Xin's problem is that his preferred style of play is big swings from behind the table. This also happens to be, comparatively, where top European players are also strong. (i vaguely remember some...
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