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    Is Truls the new Waldner??

    Many are saying is Truls the new Waldner? What do you think?

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    Maybe wait for him to win something.

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    If he wins gold in singles in WTTC 2021 then he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTHopeful
    Many are saying is Truls the new Waldner? What do you think?

    Certainly, that is, in terms of innovativeness and willingness to use unusual strokes in high level tournaments.
    But, as BRS said, a few more years of winning said high level tournaments before Truls can truly be the new Waldner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTHopeful
    Many are saying is Truls the new Waldner? What do you think?

    People used to call Waldner the Mozart of table tennis. There was something about Waldner at his peak that was truly special. He was a once in a generation master of the game. For Truls to earn that accolade he'll have to win some important tournaments (as others have said), but he'll have to do more than just win - he'll have to demonstrate that 'something special' that set Mozart apart from Salieri.

    I think comparing Truls to Mozart is way premature - maybe, for now, he's the new ABBA?

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    Too soon. This is the first big tournament that Truls goes far, with more or less luck on his side (regarding draw and the match against LJH). Once he is seen as a real threat, other players will study him and find ways to beat him, that’s when we can confirm if he is really good. I still have doubt. Normally players that often do trick shots are moody and inconsistent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manto76

    I think comparing Truls to Mozart is way premature - maybe, for now, he's the new ABBA?

    He beat Aruna and Jonghoon. That's no grounds to disrespect ABBA like that

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    He beat Aruna and Jonghoon. That's no grounds to disrespect ABBA like that

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    Rasputin, Daddy Cool, a solid version of Sunny, Mary's boy child? Come on

    Maybe if he wins silver tomorrow he could be considered alongside some one-hit wonders


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    It's the magic batshape anyway. Soon everyone will have it. Stiga is getting rich off this WTTC.

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    He's the new Günther

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takkyu_wa_inochi
    He's the new Günther

    Günther is/was underrated anyway


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    truls into the final. Just imagine putting a bet on him at the start of the tournament. If he beats FZD then we can officially call him the new Waldner.

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    Short answer: No.

    Long answer: Lol,no.

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    Short answer: No.

    Long answer: Lol,no.
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    He has the spark. Otherwise we wouldn't be discussing, would we?

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    I think he is really talented. Of course he also got a bit lucky to not face a Chinese and an injured Timo boll in the semi finals but he is 19 and probably still will get better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaiHaoPingPong

    Rasputin, Daddy Cool, a solid version of Sunny, Mary's boy child? Come on

    Maybe if he wins silver tomorrow he could be considered alongside some one-hit wonders

    And what you say now?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominikk85
    I think he is really talented. Of course he also got a bit lucky to not face a Chinese and an injured Timo boll in the semi finals but he is 19 and probably still will get better.
    Many are really talented. For example, LYU or WCQ. My impression when I see LYU is like, wow, that is so obviously hugely beautiful (and also kind of physical), but when I see TM, I think more like, wow, that is bat-shit crazy (also kind of mental). Well, that's my impression anyways...

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    Quote Originally Posted by latej
    Many are really talented. For example, LYU or WCQ. My impression when I see LYU is like, wow, that is so obviously hugely beautiful (and also kind of physical), but when I see TM, I think more like, wow, that is bat-shit crazy (also kind of mental). Well, that's my impression anyways...
    Yeah, I know what you mean. Truls is 19 years old, sometimes plays the power game with crazy fast counter loops FZD-style. And then mixes things up with extreme variation (chop blocks, wide angle low over the net side spin returns, etc). So he is really unpredictable. Add to that what seems to be great mental strength. Lets hope he can keep healthy and improve stability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tembel
    Yeah, I know what you mean. Truls is 19 years old, sometimes plays the power game with crazy fast counter loops FZD-style. And then mixes things up with extreme variation (chop blocks, wide angle low over the net side spin returns, etc). So he is really unpredictable. Add to that what seems to be great mental strength. Lets hope he can keep healthy and improve stability.
    His style is uniquely entertaining. These days mens TT is mainly Bh-Bh rally close to the table (LJK, FZD, LGY, LYY). Very boring to watch.

    I am glad Truls plays very creatively.

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