Who do you think will win the World Championships?

  • Ma Long

    Votes: 65 37.6%
  • Fan Zhendong

    Votes: 67 38.7%
  • Xu Xin

    Votes: 14 8.1%
  • Zhang Jike

    Votes: 16 9.2%
  • Dimitrij Ovtcharov

    Votes: 2 1.2%
  • Jun Mizutani

    Votes: 3 1.7%
  • Wong Chun Ting

    Votes: 2 1.2%
  • Timo Boll

    Votes: 2 1.2%
  • Chuang Chih Yuan

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Other (Post Below)

    Votes: 1 0.6%

  • Total voters
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I saw Tiago beat Wang Liqin handsomely at the English Open a few years back when WLQ was in his prime. Anything's possible.

Wang Liqins prime was like 2005-2007 and the game you were talking about was a 4:3 for tiago in 2009 this is 8 years away from now. Tabletennis has changed a lot since then. Even Schlager said in an interview couple of years ago he was playing better in the years after 2003 than when he became wttc champion, and that is because the game has changed so much in terms of physical strength.
I know he s a threat to probably any player of the world but if he beats ma long fzd or xx in the wttc and youre attending it s free beer on me for you :D
 
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I saw Tiago beat Wang Liqin handsomely at the English Open a few years back when WLQ was in his prime. Anything's possible.

Yeah mate, anything's possible, but i bet if you would have followed this year's TTBL season you probably wouldn't say so.
Tiago has been underperforming almost throughout the whole season with quite an awful lot of unexpected losses. So i would say the chances are quite slim for him to challenge the CNT players, even though i hope he proves me wrong!
 
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Team china headed to Dusseldorf

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Liu guoliang and Ma long's mini table tennis playing

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Anybody any idea when the first drawing 17-64 will take place and if it is broadcasted anywhere?

Tomorrows drawings 1-16 will be at esprit arena and streamed live by ittv at 14:30 GMT!
 
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just seen the draw already has been made , i dont know why but ittf has problems with providing it i cant open the links. maybe if someone can please post them. but i just read on german tt fed page that

Timo Ma long will have an early meeting with xu xin fzd ! so we will have crazy matches already in the first days

they will clash on thursday in round 3 probably !
 
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The draw for the 32 seeded pairs in the Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles events will be made today; also in the Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles competitions, the draw for players seeded no.17 to no.64 will be completed.

Tomorrow the draw for players seeded no.1 to no.16 in the Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles events will be concluded.
 
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Some serious skill this! Anyone tried it?

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I used to know somebody who could a serve like this ... his other serves were already vicious and then he would throw in one of these and people would be scrambling around the table to get it .... however I think this is easier to do, especially on serve, with plastic ball because it loses momentum quicker than celluloid ...
There is a junior I know who does this all the time. I have seen him win points with it on matches.
 
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Just to make it clear as i dont think the ITTF did...

The mens singles will have 64 seeds going into the main draw. (Round of 128)
Then there is a further 32 players directly entered into the main draw. (64 and 32 = 96)
The rest of the round of 128 is then made up of the players that win in the qualification rounds on monday and Tuesday .
http://www.old.ittf.com/competition...1.asp?grp=&Event_Type=MSP&Competition_ID=2705

Hope this helps anyone who wanted to know the tournament structure.
 
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