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What do you think is the main difference between men and women style of play ? It can't be that much physical strength that makes the differnce. After all it is not a soccer game.
If I watch one of my favourite players liu shiwen, she punches the ball mostly with her backhand nearly like a boxer,very fast and aggressive. I've never seen men play that punching style.
How would you as a man play against liu shiwen and could you beat her or any other top ranking chinese female players only because you are a male player wth a different style ? Have you ever lost against a woman in your career?
I think a lot of the difference with the two games is the relative strength of the genders. The women tend to play closer while the men play further with more spin. Of course there are degrees of this happening. For example, Ding Ning is very strong relatively and plays with good topspin form both sides, whereas Liu Shiwen plays closer to the table with more speed. That is why their matches are so entertaining.
I have lost to women in my lifetime. In fact it took me a long time to be able to beat my mother... If I played Liu Shiwen now she would beat me easily, however I think the top 200 men in the world would be able to beat her.
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