Ma Long table tennis equipment is always asked about because Ma Long has just become in January 2010 the best table tennis player in the world. Last month he was no.2 but has just swapped places with Wang Hao.
Ma Long lost to Timo Boll in the first match china vs Germany at wtttc 2010, 3:2.
Ma Long, had to fight from behind to overcome same-aged Zhang Jike in the pro tour finals January 2010 in six sets (3-11, 10-12, 11-6, 11-5, 11-3, 11-8).He says: "I did not put myself into the match as early as Zhang did," who lost the opening set in 3-11 and missed the second by just two points. "However, I am glad that I concentrated a hundred percent afterwards and did well in the last four sets."
He was World Junior Champion in 2004, Asian Champion 2009, Asian Cup winner 2009, English, Chinese, Kuwait and Danish 2009 Pro Tour Men's Single Champion and of course in the world championships won the 2009 bronze medal. He was also the Pro Tour Grand Finals Champion in 2008.
Ma Long was at the top spot in the Under 21 ITTF boys ranking, which position he continuously kept since February 2006. In February 2007, in the Salwa Cup Kuwait Open, the 18-year old Ma Long overcame world number 1 to win his first Men’s singles title on the ITTF Pro Tour. Earlier, in 2004, Ma Long got his first major singles title when he won the World Junior Championships in Wellington, New Zealand. In the same year, he also triumphed in the Asian Youth Championships ATTU-Juniors.
He uses tenergy even though he is not sponsored by butterfly! Go figure. Backhand: Tenergy 64 Forehand: Hurricane III neo DHS (still looking for picture proof of this - please help!)
Ma Long's blade is the Timo Boll Spirit (same as what Timo Boll used for a very long time until they changed the handle colour) If you know more about Ma Long or would like to do a more complete Bio or analysis please do!