Samsonov - Ma Long Video

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Last updated 7 years ago

Thomas Kunzfeld

Thomas Kunzfeld Asked 7 years ago

Hi Alois,

(I guess it´s not valuable for the Ask-the-coach section)

I just watched a video from the German Open 2016:

Could you please watch a few seconds from 39:50 to 40:05?

I´m confused because I don´t understand why Samsonov gets his 12th point here - what do I miss?

Greetings from Düsseldorf


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Thomas,

It is difficult to see but I think that Ma Long's last shot goes off the end of the table.  I think it hits the edge of his bat and flies long with a bit of sidespin on it.

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Thomas Kunzfeld

Thomas Kunzfeld Posted 7 years ago

Thank you - it is really difficult so see, from the perspective of the camera it looks like the ball hits the end of the table and bounces off from it. Must be an optical illusion :-)

Jean Balthazar

Jean Balthazar Posted 7 years ago

Ma Long's shot doesn't touch the table. You see it a little bit better with a different angle at 40'41''.

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