Last updated 6 years ago
Hi PingSkills, Nowaday, I saw that defenders and penholders are getting fewer and fewer. Most of top players now play shakehand style and attack. For example, Joo Se Hyuk is the only defender that is well-known now. Also, Xu Xin and Wang Hao are the only penholders that, in my opinion, can stay top for long (Ma Lin is old now). So do you think that one day, penholders and defenders will completely disappear in top 100?
I guess players now go with the odds. The shakehand style seems to be able to give you the best chance of reaching the highest level. I think this is due to the increased speed of the game.
It will be interesting to see where the game goes in 10 years time.
It would be interesting to hear what others think.
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