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Hi pingskills, It's been a very long time since my last question. I missed you guys.
After the new ranking system in January releases, ovtchatrov will become world no.1
It's a great achievement from him. He works so hard to get where he is now. And he also become the first noon Chinese to become number years!! I don't remember when is the last time a non Chinese takes the no.1 spot.
However it seems a little unfair don't you think? Ma long and fzd were in there weak form at that moment. Timo taking out ma long in the world cup to allow ovtcharov to become the champion. And bad form fzd lost to ovtcharov. Ma longs injury makes him absent on world tour events. And yesterday when at the WTGF,he lost to top form fzd. Also on his way to the final, he had to fight 7 sets to best players lower ranked then he is.
So in my opinion he just reached no.1 because of the current Chinese crisis and injury of ma long. He level is not really there. What are your thoughts?
I think the system will ensure the Chinese players and all players attend more tournaments. The new system encourage participation which is positive for us to be able to see them more.
I am sure that Ma Long will now go out hunting for some more tournaments. The reason he isn't number 1 is that he only played 7 tournaments. The Top 8 tournaments points you ear for the year are counted so he has missed out on points from 1 tournament due to his lack of participation.
While I think that Ma Long is still the best player in the world the fact that he hasn't played means that Dima will take the number 1 position at the start of January. In a short tie I think the system will right itself as players adapt to the new system.
What does everyone else think?
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