I have 2 hypotheses but I haven't fully convinced myself of either:
1. The depth of talent is just far superior in the Asian countries Therefore, the old guard is likely to be pushed aside at a younger age to make way for the newbies.
2. The Asian system is more brutal. Longer hours of...
As far as I know from previous iterations, the invitees for Asian Cup are the i) defending champion; ii) reigning Asian Champion (from Asian Championships); iii) top 10 players from the January ITTF Ranking List; iv) four Regional Representatives, one each from South Asia, South East Asia, West...
The biennial affair will take place between 15 to 22 September in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. There will be 7 events in total – Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Women's Doubles, Men's Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Women's Team and Men's Team.
As of 12 September, the following line-ups have been announced...
The draw for the 2019 World Table Tennis Championships took place this morning revealing some potentially huge showdowns.
Ma Long vs Fan Zhendong - Photo via ITTF Flickr
The most notable possible showdown is between the number 1 seed Fan Zhendong and number 11 seed Ma Long. The two players...
After taken up TT again after a 30 years break have I tried out a lot of different blades and rubbers.
I normally buy my items from Tabletennis11 and UK shops, but after experienced some problem to order some "new" rubber because of some brands marketing policy and perhaps favor Asian shops and...
As you know, Jeoung Youngsik and Jang Woojin have been player with HL5 and DHS H3 NEO BS on FH. But on Asian Games 2018, seems Jeoung Youngsik is using Andro Treiber Q, can someone confirm this information please?
Here's the game link if you want to confirm...
The table tennis events of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarka and Palembang, Indonesia started today with the team events.
It is essentially the "Asian Olympic Games" - a multi-sport event held every four years.
The table tennis competition consists of the same five events as the upcoming 2020...
CNT will hold warm-up tournament towards the end of closed training in preparation for Jakarta Palembang 2018 Asian Games. The tournament will be held on Aug 18-19 in Chengdu, including mixed doubles and team events.
Tomo has developed tactics extremely similar to those of Chinese superstar, Liang JingKun, the 21 year-old Super League player, and Chinese # 4 this year. There is little mystery how Tomo beat Fan Zhendong since JingKun has beaten Fan Zhendong quite recently, and Fan has now made several...
I didn't want to disrespect the performance of "Harimoto Tomokazu" over Fan Zhendong.
But not only me, but many viewers on the Chinese forum, has mentioned about the bracket.
At the same time of the match Fan Zhendong vs Harimoto, Lin Gaoyuan was struggling with Lee Sangsue (0-2 down)...
Incredible news just in from Japan! Tomokazu Harimoto has just defeated world number 1 Fan Zhendong at the Asian Cup!
Here's some footage of the event here:
This is massive news with the World Team Championships taking place in a few weeks time!
The 2018 Asian Cup begins tomorrow on 6,April and commences on 8,April
The 2018 Asian Cup will be held in Yokohama, Japan with the top seed being Fan Zhendong.
Mens Singles Seeds:
Wong Chun Ting
The Asian Cup begins this Week on the 15th September and commences on the 17 September 2017. The Asian Cup will be held in Ahmedabad, India with the top seed being Fan Zhendong.
Mens Singles Seeds:
Ho Kwan Kit
Wong Chun Ting
Achanta Sharath Kamal
Unbelievable scenes in China today as Japan's Miu Hirano who is just 17 years old becomes the 3rd ever non Chinese player to win the Asian Championships defeating 3 Chinese players along the way!
Miu eliminated Ding Ning in the quarter final, Zhu Yuling in the semi final and Chen Meng in the...
On the 14th April the round of 32 at the Asian Championships took place with one notable result in particular which went down as the biggest upset in 2017. The World Number 1, World Champion and Rio Olympic Champion Ma Long lost to Korea's Jeong Sangeun (9-11, 8-11, 11-6, 6-11). This is the...