Maybe you called it too early

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Last updated 7 years ago

Johan B

Johan B Asked 7 years ago

Zhang Jike vs Fan Zhendong

Looks like the spinnier backhand beats the flatter!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hmmm, just maybe...

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Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

For some context for those just new to the forum, Alois and I both declared Zhang Jike finished in one of our ask the coach shows. It seems like he may be getting back to top form!?!

Johan B

Johan B Posted 7 years ago

Apparently he also beat Ma Long in those tryouts, but not Xu Xin

That angle is great by the way. Seeing the ball's trajectory on those topspins



Dieter Verhofstadt

Dieter Verhofstadt Posted 7 years ago

Zhang Jike is back, no doubt about that. In a round robin with 10 he ended second with 8-2, after Xu Xin with 9-1. Xu only lost to Yan An with 5-4 after being 4-0 up (yes, that's right, they play best of 9, seems like the Chinese want to be tougher than the rest in all respects).

If you reduce the round robin to the 4 big ones, it's a clear cut with Xu 3, Zhang 2, Ma 1 and Fan 0

Marcin Lonak

Marcin Lonak Posted 7 years ago

I think Zhang Jike looked like gone because he had his back pain. Maybe he is cured now and gets his form back.

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