Xu Xin – winner of the Men’s Singles title at the 2012 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Hangzhou in December 2012, is the new World No.1.

     The soon-to-be 23 year old lefthander, who’s had a most fantastic 2012 takes over the first place from colleague and Olympic Champion Zhang Jike with Ma Long at the third place. This is the first time that the STIGA star Xu Xin is at the top of the ranking.

    Xu Xin’s choice of blade: STIGA Rosewood NCT V