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      Good news, Hayata's being sponsored by JTTA for...

      Good news, Hayata's being sponsored by JTTA for the Swedish Open. Bad news, she's not sponsored for the German Open, so she'll have to pay her way to enter. Good luck figuring the JTTA out.
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      Now, when Hayata remembers the scoreline of...

      Now, when Hayata remembers the scoreline of "10-5," it won't anymore be a purely bitter memory. Today, she created her own happy memory to associate with it. :)
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      I think it has to do with WR more than anything....

      I think it has to do with WR more than anything. If you notice, JTTA sponsored the top 6 Japanese Women based on WR. (The number of 6 players also happens to be the supposed limit per National...
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      Some notes on the Japan Women's Race to Tokyo 2020 Singles

      Ito, Hirano and Ishikawa have all played 8 events this year, which puts a cap on the WR points they can acquire by Jan. 2020. Now, each of them need at least a SF finish in a World Tour Regular Event...
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      Ito doesn't necessarily need to play the Asian...

      Ito doesn't necessarily need to play the Asian Championships to replace her poor Japan Open result. That result is already sure to be replaced when she plays the World Tour Grand Finals later this...
    6. How ironic, Janard, that we posted at nearly the...

      How ironic, Janard, that we posted at nearly the same time. I only noticed this post when I finished typing up and posting mine. Haha. Thank you for making a separate thread for this topic. I'll just...
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      Asian Table Tennis Championships Lineup

      Head's up! JTTA has just released the player lineup for this year's Asian Table Tennis Championships on the JTTA website. It remains to be seen if additional players will be added, but as of now,...
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      Race to Tokyo Standings after T2 Malaysia 19521...

      Race to Tokyo Standings after T2 Malaysia
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      T2 Recap:
      No one gained any ground among the 3 frontrunners in the Race to Tokyo since they all had early exits. The same happened in the men’s...
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      This situation feels really similar to the 2012...

      This situation feels really similar to the 2012 North American Olympic Trials. At that time, Erica Wu, a teenage table tennis player needed her teammates and fellow teenagers Ariel Hsing and Lily...
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      For Bulgaria and Czech, Hirano and Shibata will...

      For Bulgaria and Czech, Hirano and Shibata will be playing Women's Doubles together again. Not really sure what JTTA is trying to accomplish by using this pairing for 4 events in a row. Certainly, it...
    11. A year later and Dima still has the same effect...

      A year later and Dima still has the same effect on Mima. Haha. Still waiting for T2 Diamond to push for an exhibition match between these two given that both are already out of the actual T2...
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      Want to hear an interesting yet strange...

      Want to hear an interesting yet strange statistic? The new uniforms for the Japan Women’s Team debuted during this year’s World Championships. There are 3 colors: red, blue and yellow-green. What’s...
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      Update to Standings after Australian Open 19479...

      Update to Standings after Australian Open
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      Recap of the Australian Open:
      1. Women's singles- This tournament was insane and it had huge effects on the Race to Tokyo. Ishikawa's first win...
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      True, but your calculations are much appreciated....

      True, but your calculations are much appreciated. What struck me from your computation is that Hirano is now within striking distance from Cheng I-Ching in terms of ranking points. Generally, being...
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      Hi, Nemo. Posted my thoughts on the Japanese...

      Hi, Nemo. Posted my thoughts on the Japanese Men's Olympic selection on the "Japan Women's Race to 2020 Olympic Singles" thread. Didn't want to derail this thread regarding the Australian Open and...
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      This is a reply to Nemo's post in the Australian...

      This is a reply to Nemo's post in the Australian Open 2019 thread regarding M. Yoshimura's chances to make the Olympics. I decided to post here as to not derail the Australian Open 2019 thread and...
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      Yup, Australian Open will be Ito’s 8th event. I...

      Yup, Australian Open will be Ito’s 8th event. I had to place the 0 in the spreadsheet so that the excel function highlighting the top 8 results in yellow would work. It won’t work with only 7 events...
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      Standings after Korean Open 19472 Hope the new...

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      Hope the new design of the spreadsheet will make the data more presentable. Note that all players have reached the maximum 8 event limit except Ito who has 7...
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      Very true, but Ishikawa and Hirano have equal...

      Very true, but Ishikawa and Hirano have equal chances of meeting a Chinese player in the opening round as well. The chances of Ito drawing Chinese players consistently while at the same time, both...
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      Classic example of Deus ex machina for Ishikawa....

      Classic example of Deus ex machina for Ishikawa. Definition from Wikipedia: "Deus ex machina is a plot device whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem in a story is suddenly and abruptly resolved by an...
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      Thanks again, Zeio, for the correction! If the...

      Thanks again, Zeio, for the correction! If the only criterion is that the player be good in both singles and doubles, it should bode better for Hayata. She's unlikely to be able to face and beat many...
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      It's possible. If we're only counting the top 15,...

      It's possible. If we're only counting the top 15, then yes, Polcanova wouldn't qualify as she's at 16th place because of the tiebreaker Doo Hoi Kem has over Polcanova. Technically, the extra slot...
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      Oh, my mistake then. Thank you, Zeio! I just...

      Oh, my mistake then. Thank you, Zeio! I just google translated the criteria "世界ランキング30 位以内(日本人選手、同一選手含む)に勝利した回数" and it translated to "Number of wins in the top 30 world rankings (including Japanese...
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      Based on the video posted by T2 Diamond for the...

      Based on the video posted by T2 Diamond for the Top 16 Women Qualified for the first T2 Diamond tournament, it seems only one more withdrawal is needed for Ishikawa to play....
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      Standings after the Japan Open: 19341 My...

      Standings after the Japan Open:
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      My breakdown of the race after the Japan Open:

      Hirano got a good draw in Japan, and it’s a huge break for her to reach the SF of Platinum event. It’s as...
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