Butterfly Player October World Ranking Report: Timo Moves Back Up to World Top 5! The latest ITTF world rankings have been released and it’s Timo Boll who replaces fellow Butterfly Player Zhang Jike to take the number 5 spot. Like a fine wine the German seems to just keep getting better with age, and will surely be a force to be reckoned with at the Men’s world cup later this month in Liege, Belgium.

Another big mover in the October rankings is Omar Assar. The Egyptian star has moved up ten spaces from 31st to 21st after some fantastic world tour performances including reaching the quarter final of the Austrian open. Omar had this to say on his ranking improvement in a recent interview with the ITTF:

 “I feel very proud to have reached such a high ranking. Earlier this year, one of the goals I set was to reach the top 20 in the world. My next target is to continue to improve and I am setting a new target of ending the year in top 15; what I just need to do now is to continue to work hard. I am sure that this is possible with more training.”


The biggest jump for a Butterfly player this month however has been France’s Quentin Robinot. The Frenchman has moved up an impressive 13 spaces, all the way from 85th to 72nd after some brilliant wins at the European Team Championships last month.


Swedish young hope Anton Kallberg also jumped significantly from 82nd to 75th In the world and is really starting to demonstrate his potential, living up to all the buzz surrounding the 20-year-old.

In the women’s rankings Taiwan’s Szu-Yu Chen moves up 11 spaces, from 43rd to 32nd and Moldova’s Sofia Polcanova moves up 7 spaces from 44th to 37th.

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