Who are your top 10 table tennis players?

Here is mine, I accept all hate lol

1) Ma Long
2) Wang Chuqin
3) Fan Zhendong
4) Xu Xin
5) Cho Daeseong
6) Liu Shiwen
7) Liang Jingkun
8) Shunsuke Togami
9) Shin Yubin
10) Sora Matsushima
HM: Cho Seungmin, Alexis Lebrun, Félix Lebrun, Lin Gaoyuan, Oh Junsung

I am intrigued to hear all of your guys’ top tens and am open to opinions and questions about my own
 
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1. Uncle Ma who uses CPen with short pips on FH twiddler.
2. Uncle Chen one side short pips and the other side long pips SH twiddler.
3. Auntie Chen, Uncle Chen's wife who is our center cleaning lady. Pips user again.
4. The Sensei. Our residence Mr know it all & self appointed coach
5. Rajiv the looper.
6. Bob the perennial no toss server
7. Old Man Wang, the hidden serve expert.
8. Mr Zhang the JPen ol'skool looper.
9. Joseph the up and coming looper, grand child of Uncle Chen
10. Gozo coz why not? Gotta luv yourself first right? Muack! You gorgeous you!!!
 
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1. Uncle Ma who uses CPen with short pips on FH twiddler.
2. Uncle Chen one side short pips and the other side long pips SH twiddler.
3. Auntie Chen, Uncle Chen's wife who is our center cleaning lady. Pips user again.
4. The Sensei. Our residence Mr know it all & self appointed coach
5. Rajiv the looper.
6. Bob the perennial no toss server
7. Old Man Wang, the hidden serve expert.
8. Mr Zhang the JPen ol'skool looper.
9. Joseph the up and coming looper, grand child of Uncle Chen
10. Gozo coz why not?
11. Uncle Licen 'wait I'm not ready' 50 times in a match
 
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1. Jan-Ove Waldner
2. Xu Xin
3. Jean-Michel Saive
4. Zhang Jike
5. Ma long
6. Ma Lin
7. Wang Liqin
8. Timo Boll
9. Lin Yun-Ju
10. Desmond Douglas
11. Liu Shiwen
12. Kalinikos Kreanga
13. Stellan Bengston
14. Simon Gauzy
15. Tibor Klampar
 
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1. Jan-Ove Waldner
2. Xu Xin
3. Jean-Michel Saive
4. Zhang Jike
5. Ma long
6. Ma Lin
7. Wang Liqin
8. Timo Boll
9. Lin Yun-Ju
10. Desmond Douglas
11. Liu Shiwen
12. Kalinikos Kreanga
13. Stellan Bengston
14. Simon Gauzy
15. Tibor Klampar
Liked for including Desmond Douglas, a British TT legend!
 
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Starting with women’s. Unsurprisingly it’s complete domination from China with the half exception of Chen Jing who defected away.

10. Liu Shiwen
9. Chen Meng
8. Qiao Hong
7. Chen Jing
6. Li Xiaoxia
5. Sun Yingsha
4. Ding Ning
3. Wang Nan
2. Zhang Yining
1. Deng Yaping

For Men’s. Honourable mentions: Kreanga, Persson, Samsonov, Schlager, Ryu, Koji Matsushita, Wang Hao, Liu Guoliang.

10. Kong Linghui
9. Timo Boll
8. Xu Xin
7. Fan Zhendong
6. Wang Liqin
5. Ma Lin
4. Joo Sae Hyuk
3. Zhang Jike
2. Jan Ove-Waldner
1. Ma Long
 
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Ten is not enough :(
Like @Lowday20298 I'm going with a list of 'most like to watch'

Kreanga
Michael Maze
Xu Xin
Kenta Matsudaira
Liu Guozheng
Schlager
Wang Hao
Chen Qi
J.O Waldner
Simon Gauzy
Gotta love Gauzy and Matsudaira. Niwa is somewhere in there too.
 
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1. Jan-Ove Waldner
2. Xu Xin
3. Jean-Michel Saive
4. Zhang Jike
5. Ma long
6. Ma Lin
7. Wang Liqin
8. Timo Boll
9. Lin Yun-Ju
10. Desmond Douglas
11. Liu Shiwen
12. Kalinikos Kreanga
13. Stellan Bengston
14. Simon Gauzy
15. Tibor Klampar
10 είπε ρεεεεεε😂😂
 
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Niwa was originally in my top ten. Along with Boll, Wang Liqin, Persson... so many players that make TT a beautiful sport. And Wang Yang, just for this rally alone
There are so many players that deserve a spot in the top 10, but there aren't enough spots😂
 
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Starting with women’s. Unsurprisingly it’s complete domination from China with the half exception of Chen Jing who defected away.

10. Liu Shiwen
9. Chen Meng
8. Qiao Hong
7. Chen Jing
6. Li Xiaoxia
5. Sun Yingsha
4. Ding Ning
3. Wang Nan
2. Zhang Yining
1. Deng Yaping

For Men’s. Honourable mentions: Kreanga, Persson, Samsonov, Schlager, Ryu, Koji Matsushita, Wang Hao, Liu Guoliang.

10. Kong Linghui
9. Timo Boll
8. Xu Xin
7. Fan Zhendong
6. Wang Liqin
5. Ma Lin
4. Joo Sae Hyuk
3. Zhang Jike
2. Jan Ove-Waldner
1. Ma Long
chen jing was forced out of CNT
with few others, with 2 going to play for Taiwan and the others USA
I'm not sure if that is defect away or fired. Two different things

I would add Guo Yue, a pity she fell out of favor

My mixed mens and womens
1) Deng Yaping, best player of all time, and got too bored wining, she went to get a phd in table tennis
2) Ma Long
3) Ma Lin
4) Wang Hao
5) Joo Sae Hyuk
6) Wang Nan
7) Kong Linghui
8) Timo Boll
9) JO Waldner
10) Chuang Chih Yuan
 
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No particular order, and doubtless if you ask tomorrow you get a different answer!

JO Waldner- so good I bought a blade with his name on, it didn’t make me play like him

Deng Yaping - so good, I always liked playing with combination bats so I bought the same backhand rubber as her, I wasn’t able to use it quite the same though…

Ma Long - what a forehand, by this point had learnt … so had a hit with a friends HL5, didn’t give me magical forehand so saved my money 🤣

Zoran Primorac - loads of people have his name on their blade, they don’t play like him though!

Mima Ito - so aggressive

Adriana Diaz - just because of that backhand punch

Xu xin - are we entertained yet?

Jorgen Persson - what a backhand

Felix Lebrun - European Penholder I like it

Carl Prean - was uk number one at the time I was getting into tt and being coached. Coach said he needed to get lower and that his technical issues would stop him from progressing, “do not copy him George”, but speed glued long pimples….whats not to like?

Bonus One
Dragutin Surbek- Never actually seen him play but I know when I was a kid he was my coaches favourite.
 
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