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  • Tomokazu Harimoto Promising At 11 Years Old (Videos)

    Tomokazu Harimoto Promising At 11 Years Old (Videos)
    Table tennis talents are getting younger and younger and in this week’s Safir International, an 11-year old snatched the spotlight, defeating world-ranking players and advancing into the finals. The name to be remembered is Tomokazu Harimoto. This is not the first time the young Harimoto got his share in the ...
  • Liu Guoliang: Joo Saehyuk Is Still The Best Defensive Player Now

    Liu Guoliang: Joo Saehyuk Is Still The Best Defensive Player Now

    It is very difficult for defensive players to make it big in table tennis. For the head coach of the Chinese Team, the South Korean Joo Saehyuk is still the best defensive player in this world. Liu Guoliang also admitted ...
  • Chinese Taipei Beat China In The 2015 Kuwait Open's Doubles Finals (Videos)

    Chinese Taipei Beat China In The 2015 Kuwait Open's Doubles Finals (Videos)

    Chinese Taipei caused upset in the men's doubles finals of the 2015 ITTF Kuwait Open. Chuang Hung-Chieh and Huang Sheng-Sheng won the title after beating Xu Xin and Zhang Jike. In the women event Ding Ning and Zhu Yuling captured ...
  • Japan Withdrew From 2015 Kuwait And Qatar Open

    Japan Withdrew From 2015 Kuwait And Qatar Open

    Japanese players won't compete in the 2015 World Tour in February. The Japanese Table Tennis Association announced the withdrawal of all its players from the 2015 Kuwait Open and 2015 Qatar Open. The reason is because they don't feel secure ...
  • Japanese Team Released Lineup For World Championships (Video)

    Japanese Team Released Lineup For World Championships (Video)

    The Japanese Team has really showed up in the recent years and for this year, they are aiming for better results. In order for them to achieve it, they decided on a strong lineup, including Miu Hirano and Mima Ito. ...
  • Jun Mizutani And Kasumi Ishikawa Won The 2015 All Japan Championships (Videos)

    Jun Mizutani And Kasumi Ishikawa Won The 2015 All Japan Championships (Videos)

    Jun Mizutani and Kasumi Ishikawa were crowned champions of the 2015 All Japan Championships. Mizutani posted sweeping victories against Seiya Kishikawa in semifinals and Jin Takuya in the final. In the women's event Ishikawa stood victorious over Misaki Morizono. 
  • Feng Tianwei: The Most Successful Player In The World Tour 2014  (Videos)

    Feng Tianwei: The Most Successful Player In The World Tour 2014 (Videos)

    2014 was a successful year for Feng Tianwei in the World Tour circuit. She clinched titles at the Philippines Open, Australia Open and Japan Open, and was the player that won more titles during the year. 
  • Taiwan Table Tennis Masters

    Taiwan Table Tennis Masters

    Taiwan will welcome top players on the first days of January. Dimitrij Ovtcharov, Jun Mizutani, Jorgen Persson and Jean-Michel Saive are some of the top-players that will compete in the 2015 Taiwan Table Tennis Masters. Chiang Hung-Chieh, Chen Chien-An and ...
  • Japan Is China's Future Main Competitor In The Asian Circuit (Videos)

    Japan Is China's Future Main Competitor In The Asian Circuit (Videos)

    China has maintained their status in the table tennis world for this year and most probably, it will continue in the coming years as well. However, it is interesting to note that there are other teams which are working really ...
  • Joo Saehyuk Inspired Wu Yang In The Asian Games (Video)

    Joo Saehyuk Inspired Wu Yang In The Asian Games (Video)

    Joo Saehyuk is considered one of the best defensive players of all time. In this year's Asian Games, we were able to witness that despite his age, he is still capable to go against players at their peak. Seeing the ...
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Men Women January 2015
Ranking Player +/-
1
Xu Xin Xu Xin China
0
2
Ma Long Ma Long China
0
3
Fan Zhendong Fan Zhendong China
0
4
Zhang Jike Zhang Jike China
0
5
Jun Mizutani Jun Mizutani Japan
0
6 1
7
Wang Hao Wang Hao China
-1
8
Chuang Chih-Yuan Chuang Chih-Yuan China Taipei
0
9
Timo Boll Timo Boll Germany
0
10
Marcos Freitas Marcos Freitas Portugal
1