04 Sep 2018

Regarded as a major talent from a young age Fan Zhendong was tipped by many to one-day become the leading name in men's table tennis, a feat he achieved in April 2018 when he earned his place as World No.1 aged just 21!

The ITTF had the pleasure of sitting down with the Chinese superstar to learn more about what makes him tick.

by Simon Daish

In a fascinating interview Fan Zhendong reveals the origin story behind his introduction to table tennis, his integration into the Chinese National Team set up from a young age and also relives his big break through at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games held in Nanjing.

Aware of the qualities that his rivals possess, Fan Zhendong talks about the challenges that still await him as a professional player despite his position at the summit of the world rankings list and gives a little insight into his life away from the table.

Watch the latest episode of “Off The Table” featuring Fan Zhendong:

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