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Timo Boll Slips From The World Top Ten (Videos)

Timo Boll Slips From The World Top Ten (Videos)
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Chinese players ruled the world’s top ten as expected. Ma Long, who reached the finals in both Kuwait and Qatar Open ended in the top spot. Meanwhile, Zhang Jike still remained in top 4 despite his victory in Kuwait. As for the women’s division, Li Xiaoxia improved her rankings from 8 to 5. Li Xiaoxia won the Kuwait Open but failed to participate in Qatar. 

Sina Sports. The latest world ranking was released recently with the Chinese players ruling the both divisions. However, Timo Boll slipped out from the elite 10. 

Two World Tour stations have affected the latest world rankings. They are Kuwait and Qatar Opens. In Kuwait, Zhang Jike won while in Qatar, Ma Long won. In both events, Ma Long reached the finals and with that, he remains in number one. 

Zhang Jike vs Ma Long 2016 Kuwait Open MS Finals
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Ma Long vs Fan Zhendong 2016 Qatar Open MS Finals
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Fan Zhendong finished in second place. He lost to Zhang Jike in the Kuwait Open semifinals. Xu Xin ranked third. Following in is the Grand Slam champion Zhang Jike. He lost to Dimtrij Ovtcharov in the Qatar Open quarterfinals. 

Zhang Jike vs Fan Zhendong 2016 Kuwait Open MS SF
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Such victory led Ovtcharov to be in the fifth slot. Chuang Chih Yuan and Jun Mizutani exchanged places in sixth and seventh places respectively. Vladimir Samsonov increased his ranking to eighth place. 

Hong Kong’s Wong Chun Ting also made a good performance in March that increased his standing from 11 to 9. Fang Bo completed the top 10 list. Timo Boll meanwhile had to step out of the top 10. He is now ranked in the 11th place. 

As for the women’s division, Liu Shiwen, Ding Ning and Zhu Yuling are in the top three. Kasumi Ishikawa ranks fourth. The Grand Slam champion Li Xiaoxia tried to catch up with her teammates after improving from 8 to the fifth place. She won the Kuwait Open finals. 

Li Xiaoxia vs Ding Ning 2016 Kuwait Open WS Finals
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Ai Fukuhara, Feng Tianwei, Chen Meng, Han Ying, and Mima Ito are all in the top 10. 

Photo source: Sina Sports

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