Waldner or Ma Long

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Erfan Zaghiyan

Erfan Zaghiyan Asked 2 years ago

Who is better jan ove waldner or ma long ??


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 2 years ago

Hi Erfan,

Good question.

What does everyone think?


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Rajdeep Paul

Rajdeep Paul Posted 2 years ago

they are both good, their approach is different, their playing style is different.

waldner is best blocker and ma long is best Chinese attacker.

there is no comparison between sun and moon, they both shines on their time.


Jasper Low

Jasper Low Posted 2 years ago

I would say ma long just because he plays really fast 


Rajdeep Paul

Rajdeep Paul Posted 2 years ago

fast playing can't be a criterion of good playing. you can't judge the fish by judging its flying ability or a bird, by judging its swimimg ability.

both the player had ittf under 10 rank, though waldner couldn't be no. 1, ma long could. but under 10 rank is not a joke.


Robert Platt

Robert Platt Posted 1 year ago

Impossible to really say who is best, Waldner in his time was almost unbeatable at his peak, same for Ma long also. Wouldn't like to live on the difference between them. Both are obviously are amongst the best players ever to have played the game. 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 year ago

Good way of thinking of it Robert.


Gaetano  Romagnuolo

Gaetano Romagnuolo Posted 1 year ago

I believe that the creativity and unpredictability of Waldner is unsurpassed. It’s a joy to watch this master doing as he pleases with every ball. There is only one Mozart. 



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