Xu Xin

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Xu Xin
XuXin2010WC.jpeg
Personal information
Nationality China
Born(1990-01-08) January 8, 1990 (age 23)[1]
Jiangsu, China
Playing styleLeft-handed, penhold grip
Equipment(s)Stiga
Highest ranking1 (January 2013)[2]
Current ranking2 (July 2013)
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight75 kg (170 lb; 11.8 st)
 
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Xu Xin
XuXin2010WC.jpeg
Personal information
Nationality China
Born(1990-01-08) January 8, 1990 (age 23)[1]
Jiangsu, China
Playing styleLeft-handed, penhold grip
Equipment(s)Stiga
Highest ranking1 (January 2013)[2]
Current ranking2 (July 2013)
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight75 kg (170 lb; 11.8 st)

Xu Xin (simplified Chinese: 许昕; traditional Chinese: 許昕; pinyin: Xǔ Xīn; born January 8, 1990 in Jiangsu, China) is a Chinese table tennis player.[1]

Equipment/Playing Style[edit]

Xu Xin is a STIGA sponsored athlete. He uses a STIGA Intensity NCT as his blade, Tenergy 64 for his backhand (red) And DHS NEO Skyline 3 TG3 (Blue Sponge) For his forehand (black).

Xu Xin is one of the few representatives of the traditional Chinese penhold style among the current young generation of Chinese players. Most Chinese players (especially younger ones) are now shakehand players. However, Xu Xin utilizes the famous penhold grip, following in the footsteps of previous champions like Wang Hao and Ma Lin.

Xu Xin's playing style is rare (left penhold grip) and with his long arms and posture, he is able to reach long balls with it. His long arms also develop him a graceful forehand loop by swinging his arm widely. He has also taken up the use of the Reverse Penhold Backhand (RPB), China's recent backhand development for penholders, allowing two winged attacking. He now rarely uses Traditional Penhold Backhand (TPB) by blocking the ball with the forehand side of the racket.

In January 2013, he reached the number one spot in the World Rankings thanks to the points obtained by winning the ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in December 2012. He is currently ranked number two. (As of July, 2013.)

Career records[edit]

Singles (as of July 6, 2013)[3]

Men's Doubles

Mixed Doubles

Team

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ITTF players' profiles". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 
  2. ^ "ITTF world ranking". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 
  3. ^ "ITTF Statistics". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2012-03-06.