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    (Early) June World Rankings 2013

    The ITTF has updated the rankings very early this time! The new rankings were published on May 21, 2013. According to ITTF's calendar, the next release will be July 1, 2013.


    --- Xu Xin remains World no.1 ---

    Although not winning the WTTC last week, Xu Xin still tops the World Rankings. All of the other top 5 players have gotten closer however...



    Xu Xin - Regards no.1 position - Photo by: An Sung Ho



    May has been the month of the World Table Tennis Championships! The best players around the globe have gathered in Paris to find out who will be the reigning World Singles/Doubles Champions for the next 2 years, and so we have seen some beatiful matches, and interesting upsets.


    Zhang Jike and Li Xiaoxia - World Champions - Photos by: Remy Gros



    Although they were not the favourites for the title, 2012 Olympic champions Zhang Jike and Li Xiaoxia have extended their successes by remaining unbeaten in Paris. For Zhang Jike it was his second WTTC title in a row, for Li Xiaoxia it was a first; she can now add her name to the small group of Grand Slam winners.


    Kenta Matsudaira and Hu Limei - Upsetting the odds - Photos by: ITTF and tabletennista


    The biggest upsets in the Men's singles were caused by Kenta Matsudaira. Having lost a very tight match against Ma Lin 2 years ago at the WTTC in Yokohama, this time he took his revenge. He impressively beat Ma Lin 4-1, but it didn't stop there. Kenta beat the surprising Hung-Chieh Chiang from Chinese Taipei and Belarus' Vladimir Samsonov, to eventually be stopped by Xu Xin in a fantastic duel. Kenta jumps from the 58th to the 28th spot.

    China's Hu Limei was already a surprise before the WTTC had started. This unknown defending player managed to directly qualify for Paris during China's Trials where she beat Ding Ning in the final. Since she did not have a ranking, she swept her way through the groups, preliminary rounds and main draw, winning 4-0 every match. However in the round of 32, the two met again. Were it the nerves or Ding Ning knowing her opponent a bit better this time.. Who knows. Hu Limei lost the rematch but earns the 94th place as her first world ranking.


    This month's notable changes
    28 (58) Kenta Matsudaira
    48 (65) Cho Eon Rae
    59 (46) Yuto Muramatsu
    74 (103) Omar Assar
    103 (131) Pavel Sirucek
    115 (166) Hung-Chieh Chiang

    16 (21) Seo Hyo Won
    27 (44) Ri Myong Sun
    50 (101) Melek Hu
    55 (89) Tetyana Bilenko
    94 (unr) Hu Limei
    100 (155) Kim Hye Song
    104 (166) Park Seong Hye


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


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


    It has been a great WTTC! So what do you think, will Xu Xin and Ding Ning stay at the top of the ranking the following months? Or will they be caught by this year's WTTC winners Zhang Jike and Li Xiaoxia?
    And will the surprises, the North Koreans, or Kenta Matsudaira continue their form after the WTTC? Discuss!

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    michael maze rose from 18 to 17? i thought he was inactive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by craniumburn
    michael maze rose from 18 to 17? i thought he was inactive?
    because Jiang Tianyi dropped to 18 from 15...

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    In the accumulated # of points,

    Ma Long went from 2929 to 2955, that is an increase of 26 points.

    Xu Xin went up from 2964 to 2979, that is an increase of 15 points

    Why did Ma Long go up 11 points more than Xu Xin when they both lost in the semi finals and I don't think there were any other events in the month?

    Wang Hao went from 2833 to 2904, that is 71 points.

    Zhang Jike went from 2828 to 2922, 94 points.

    Those two sound like they make sense. But why did Ma Long receive more points than Xu Xin when they both had the same basic results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UpSideDownCarl
    In the accumulated # of points,

    Ma Long went from 2929 to 2955, that is an increase of 26 points.

    Xu Xin went up from 2964 to 2979, that is an increase of 15 points

    Why did Ma Long go up 11 points more than Xu Xin when they both lost in the semi finals and I don't think there were any other events in the month?

    Wang Hao went from 2833 to 2904, that is 71 points.

    Zhang Jike went from 2828 to 2922, 94 points.

    Those two sound like they make sense. But why did Ma Long receive more points than Xu Xin when they both had the same basic results.
    It is because players earn points after winning, depending on the ranking of their opponent. Xu Xin won against lower ranked players (Apolonia, Freitas, Matsudaira) compared to Ma Long (Tokic, Niwa, Boll) and therefor he earns less points than Ma Long. This is how they calculate it, altough I'm not getting to 11 points either: http://www.ittf.com/ittf_ranking/pdf...&BP_Tables.pdf

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    Thanks Steven! Amazing review as always! Kenta made a great jump and totally deserved this. I thought his performance at the WTTC was truly epic!

    Hu Limei jumps straight into the top 100. Not bad for a first ranking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven
    It is because players earn points after winning, depending on the ranking of their opponent. Xu Xin won against lower ranked players (Apolonia, Freitas, Matsudaira) compared to Ma Long (Tokic, Niwa, Boll) and therefor he earns less points than Ma Long. This is how they calculate it, altough I'm not getting to 11 points either: http://www.ittf.com/ittf_ranking/pdf...&BP_Tables.pdf
    Xu Xin losing to ZJK costs him more points than Ma Long losing to Wang Hao

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