Watching professional players face off against each other over a table tennis table is a moment to behold, even if you are not very well-versed with the nuances of the game. But when trying to improve the quality of your shots and the efficacy of your strategies, you will need to watch the games played by some of the world’s best players and learn their techniques. Given below are a few great matches that are cherished in the minds of table tennis enthusiasts.
Jorgen Persson vs. Jan-Ove Waldner at Mohegan Sun Table tennis tournament
The match between Jorgen Persson and the “Mozart of Table Tennis” is quite easily one of the best and most inspiring table tennis matches to ever be recorded. When the match was tied at 1-1 and both players had three points each, the round started with Jorgen Persson’s service. During the game, Jan-Ove Waldner performs two incredible high lobs and quickly switches to attack strategy, outplaying his equally skilled opponent.
Joo Se Hyuk vs. Ma Long at the 2014 Asian Games Final
Joo Se Hyuk is considered to be one of the best defence table tennis players alive, while Ma Long is considered to be a master at table tennis offence. The 2014 Asian Games saw these two players pitted against each other giving a spectacular match between two opposing and complementary styles of play.
Hu Limei vs. Ai Fukuhara at the 2014 ITTF Swedish Open
Considered by many to be one of the longest rallies in table tennis history, one round between women table tennis professionals Ai Fukuhara and Hu Limei lasted 1 minute and 30 seconds before the referee called time! Both players switched between offensive and defensive play effortlessly, and both were equally skilled, keeping spectators at the edge of the seat throughout the duration.
Although entertaining to watch, such videos will help you understand the correct techniques of the game by watching the world’s best professionals battle over the table tennis table. With this information, you are more likely to correct your stance, serves and rallies to make movements more fluid and precise.