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  1. Fake Crowd Noises Used At China National Games

    Not sure if this is common knowledge already, but here is a blog post with several video clips documenting the use of fake crowd cheers at the China National Games to make the crowd seem more excited...
  2. Olympic Women's Finals Recap and Player Quotes

    A recap and some player quotes of Chen Meng's 4-2 finals victory over Sun Yingsha: https://edgesandnets.com/2021/07/29/chen-meng-defeats-sun-yingsha-4-2-to-clinch-olympic-gold/
  3. Translation of some additional quotes from Liu...

    Translation of some additional quotes from Liu Shiwen and observations by Chinese media on the mixed doubles finals:...
  4. Webpage with the men's singles main bracket...

    Webpage with the men's singles main bracket (final 48) and results (will update as the matches happen) in an easy-to-view manner.

    Women's Singles:...
  5. Mima Ito vs Sun Yingsha Olympic Preview

    We take a look at what to expect from a Sun Yingsha vs Mima Ito match-up at the Tokyo Olympics based on Deng Yaping’s analysis of their 2020 World Cup match:...
  6. I aggregated the draw from WTT and...

    I aggregated the draw from WTT and TimeCalderano's Instagram. I've posted what I believe is the full draw on my blog: https://edgesandnets.com/2021/07/21/olympic-table-tennis-draws-released/
  7. Liu Shiwen Interview on Injury Rehab and Olympics

    Liu Shiwen sat down last week for an interview with WTT on her recovery from an elbow injury and her role as the mixed doubles player and veteran women’s team member at the Tokyo Olympics. Here is...
  8. Kanak Jha Discusses Olympic Preparations, New Club, and More

    Kanak Jha sits down with Edges and Nets to discuss his new international training center in California, how training in the United States compares to training in Europe, competing with China, the...
  9. Liu Guoliang Downplays Expectations Heading Into Tokyo

    Liu Guoliang recently downplayed gold-medal expectations, reiterated the need for mental strength, and praised the internal Chinese scrimmages for the Tokyo Olympics in a statement to Chinese media:...
  10. Ma Long Discusses Olympics and More With WTT

    Ma Long recently sat down with WTT to discuss various aspects of his preparation for the Olympics, what the Olympics mean to him, and what motivates him. Original video (in Mandarin):...
  11. Jun Mizutani Discusses Olympics, Harimoto, Ito, and More

    Jun Mizutani recently sat down with a Japanese table tennis reporter for an extensive interview to discuss the Tokyo Olympics, the pandemic, Tomokazu Harimoto, playing doubles with Koki Niwa as two...
  12. Mattias Falck Interview With European Youth Table Tennis Organization

    Mattias Falck recently did a short interview with Compass (a European Youth Table Tennis Organization) on his playing style and Olympic preparations. The original article in German:...
  13. Thanks for your response! I've update parts of...

    Thanks for your response! I've update parts of the post.

    1) The explanation I provided was similar to Wikipedia's "intuitive" explanation, and I thought it was easy to visualize, so I will leave...
  14. Identifying the Magnus Effect in Table Tennis

    Wrote a new blog post introducing the Magnus Effect in table tennis to those who are unaware of it: https://edgesandnets.com/2021/04/23/identifying-the-magnus-effect-in-table-tennis/
  15. I think the 2019 BoD notes...

    I think the 2019 BoD notes (https://www.ittf.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Propositions_and_Resolutions_to_2019_BoD.pdf) indicate that China may still receive national association separation...
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  16. the rankings in this blog post...

    the rankings in this blog post reflect what the rankings will look like for Olympic seeding purposes if there are no more tournaments. Mima Ito will still be ranked number 2 behind Chen Meng.
  17. Yeah unfortunately I couldn't find the original...

    Yeah unfortunately I couldn't find the original interview where she made the comments on Chen Meng and Sun Yingsha. It seems multiple Chinese media outlets have written about them, but it is indeed...
  18. Mima Ito Discusses WTT Doha and Tokyo Olympics

    A rough English translation of some comments Mima Ito has shared with Japanese media recently: https://edgesandnets.com/2021/04/10/mima-ito-discusses-wtt-doha-and-tokyo-olympics/
  19. Analyzing Jeon Jihee’s Evolving Service Strategy Against Mima Ito

    My latest blog post based on some of my observations about some of Mima Ito's recent matches against left-handed players and in particular Jeon Jihee:...
  20. ITTV is dead

    As of yesterday, videos have been unable to load on ITTV with an error message like "cannot connect to server." Today, https://tv.ittf.com/ is a broken link and ittf.com no longer has ITTV on its...
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  21. How Dima Ovtcharov Solved The Lin Yun-Ju Problem

    I wrote a new blog post on some changes Ovtcharov made to his game compared to his previous losses to Lin Yun-Ju:...
  22. Kanak is underrated because he is so much better...

    Kanak is underrated because he is so much better than the rest of the country, particularly in the tournaments that he plays (only open to US citizens). If the US had more players at the 2700-2800...
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  23. The ELO system is self-correcting so in principle...

    The ELO system is self-correcting so in principle if 2600s consistently beat 2500s, then eventually after enough matches the 2600s will be more like 2650 and the 2500s will be more like 2450. I think...
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  24. The winners in each of the knockouts qualifies....

    The winners in each of the knockouts qualifies. For women, there are four KO's + the second stage where losers in previous KO's get a second chance. For men there are three KO's plus a second stage....
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  25. I actually went through and counted the points...

    I actually went through and counted the points that Filus won in his match with Jang Woojin (no later rounds because watching table 1 recordings seems to be impossible) and classified 72% of the...
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