01 Oct 2018

Winner on the ITTF World Junior Circuit in Italy and Hong Kong earlier in the year, Xu Haidong is the new name at the top of the Under 18 Boys’ World Rankings; he heads the list, issued on Monday 1st October, changing places with Kanak Jha of the United States.

A Chinese name at the head of the order, it is the same on the Under 18 Girls’ World Rankings; Shi Xunyao retains top spot ahead of colleague Qian Tianyi.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Promotion for Xu Haidong but the player to make the most significant advance amongst the leading names on the Under 18 Boys’ World Rankings is that of Egypt’s Youssef Abdel-Aziz, the runner up last month at the Croatian Junior and Cadet Open. He moves from no.10 to no.5, being immediately behind Sweden’s Truls Moregard and India’s Manav Vikash Thakkar. Like Xu Haidong and Kanak Jha; Truls Moregard and Manav Vikash Thakkar change places.

Meanwhile, on the Under 18 Girls’ World Rankings, Chinese Taipei’s Su Pei-Ling, Serbia’s Sabina Surjan and Puerto Rico’s Adriana Diaz complete the top five names. Add the top 10 names of each list together; five continents are represented.

Changing places but not on the Under 21 Men’s World Rankings. Japan’s Yuto Kizukuri continues to head the former ahead of Frenchman, Joe Seyfried; Darko Jorgic climbs two places to no.3, with Hong Kong’s Ng Pak Nam and Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yun-Ju being the next in line, each falls on position.

Likewise on the Under 21 Women’s World Rankings, China’s Chen Ke remains in pole position. She is one step ahead of colleagues Wang Yidi and Zhang Rui; also they change places. Hong Kong’s Minnie Soo Wai Yam and Japan’s Miyu Nagasaki retain fourth and fifth spots.

Top spots retained, on the Under 15 Boys’ World Rankings, China’s Xiang Peng continues to lead being once again ahead of colleague Kuang Li, Panama’s Jacobo Vahnish and Poland’s Maciej Kubik; the most notable progress amongst the most prominent names is that made by Frenchman Myshaal Sabhi, he moves from no.8, to no.5.

China in pole position once again; on the Under 15 Girls’ World Rankings, it is the same and the top spot retained. Chen Yi continues to lead, once again being ahead of Romania’s Elena Zaharia; next in line is Kuai Man who climbs one place, she is ahead of Russia’s Elizabet Abraamian who drops one rung down the ladder. Li Yuqi, like Kuai Man from China, retains fifth spot.

Monday 1st October: Latest World Rankings

World Ranking Xu Haidong