Date: Dec 03, 2020
By: Staff writer, with CNA
All ITTF events were canceled starting in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and world rankings were frozen in April, but tournament play resumed last month with the Women’s World Cup, the Men’s World Cup and the ITTF Finals.
Lin and Cheng reached the quarter-finals in the World Cup and ITTF Finals, helping to maintain their rankings.
In the men’s rankings, China’s Fan Zhendong, Xu Xin and Ma Long retained the world’s top three spots, while China’s Lin Gaoyuan was ranked fourth and Japan’s Tomokazu Harimoto fifth.