By: Huang Chiao-wen and Evelyn Kao
All ITTF events were canceled starting in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and its world rankings were frozen in April, but tournament play resumed in November with three prestigious ITTF events: the Women's World Cup, Men's World Cup and ITTF Finals.
Lin and Cheng reached the quarterfinals in their respective World Cup tournaments and ITTF Finals events, helping maintain their rankings.
In the latest ITTF men's world rankings, China's Fan Zhendong (樊振東), Xu Xin (許昕), Ma Long (馬龍) remained the world's top three male players, while China's Lin Gaoyuan (林高遠) was ranked fourth and Japan's Tomokazu Harimoto fifth. [FULL STORY]