The postponement has made some winners and some losers.
LGL - now he get time to climb out of a deep hole he’s in. It’ll be his priority to have two women singles players occupying top two spots in the rankings before the Olympic Games.
SYS - God send opportunity for her to dominate the games again and position her for the singles spot
WMY and ZYL - all it out. But now a breath of fresh air...
WCQ - one year from now, he can be a legit third player contender.
ML - one year older, he’ll have more trouble beating FZD. Also HT and LYJ will become more mature and formidable.
DN - aging become more of an issue. May wind up as the fourth player
LSW - can’t avoid Ito anymore. With aura of a WTTC champion fading, she’ll have to fight for singles spot.
Not Winners Nor Losers: FZD, CM, XX
I think CNT winners in general, allows whatever momentum on HT, Mima, LJY and others to go down abit.
CNT get to buy alot of time, domestically their league is the best with great deal of depth, other teams domestic league not as deep in addition you would think alot especially in Europe in Quarantine so won't be training even for months.
Imagine WCQ, SYS, WMY 12 months down the track, could easily overtake their team mates. Ranking pretty much starts from fresh too.
I think when things return to normal alot of changes would of happened.
now that the OG Will take place in 2021, the winners of 2021 wttc will be selected to play for singles. Therefore XX still has a chance to play in the single event. Ma Long will play anyway (if his physical condition are good enough)
HT and LYJ are still teenagers and going up fast. ML is already 32 with an injury ridden knee and past his prime. A one-year time span at this juncture can be devastating to ML.
Mima has the best spot this year as the number 2 player and a legit opportunity to crab the gold. I’m afraid it will be much more difficult next year.
.... Freezing of ITTF Ranking lists as of March 2020 and further evaluation of all implications related to the postponement of events, travel restrictions and other complications, with scope for further decisions on potentially necessary adjustments....
Does this mean that the April rating will not be?
Yes, it’s interesting ... After all, the results of Pro-tours cannot be extended indefinitely ....How will they cancel? Gradually? In just a few months?
CNT: Ito is going to knock SYS to No. 3 in April. Can't let that happen.
ITTF: Alrighty, we'll freeze the ranking as of March and spin a story.