Ma Long & His Equipment

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Ma Long is considered the greatest male tennis player of all time. He became the first (and second overall) male player in the world to win every single title in table tennis.

Ma Long, Jan-Ove Waldner, Liu Guoliang, Kong Linghui, and Zhang Jike are five players who have completed all Grand Slams in their careers.

Ma Long Information

  • Native name: 马龙
  • Nickname: The Dictator, The Dragon
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Born: 20 October 1988
  • Playing-style: Right-handed, shakehand grip
  • Highest Ranking: #1
  • Height: 5 ft 9in
  • Weight: 159lbs

Ma Long’s playing style

Arguably the best forehand attacker in table tennis history, Ma has a playing style conforming to the modern strategy of close-range third-ball play. At the beginning of his career, his play strategy was primarily forehand-oriented, dominating play with powerful forehand loops, with Ma using his backhand only for controlled returns to set up the forehand. He still plays a forehand-oriented style, but his backhand has become more consistent, stable, and powerful as his career has progressed. Compared to when he was younger, he is much more confident using his backhand to attack and defend.

Chinese teammates have remarked that he is a very tactical player and is always searching for a solution. His serves appear to be conventional pendulum serves but are some of the most visually deceptive in the game, with very subtle differences in spin and service motion. He is very quick on his feet, making it very difficult to get him out of position and allowing him to track down balls and recover from situations that most other players couldn’t. Ma is also the most prominent employer of the chop block on the Chinese National Team, which he uses to cross up his opponents. Though he initially used it when he was out of position or to counter slow loops with heavy sidespin, he now uses it as a tactic in games, adding another weapon he can confuse opponents with.

Ma Long’s Titles

GamesTypeGold MedalYear
Olympic GamesSingle12016
Olympic GamesTeam22012, 2016
World ChampionshipsSingle32015, 2017, 2019
World ChampionshipsDouble22011, 2019
World ChampionshipsTeam72006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018
World CupSingle22012, 2015
World CupTeam62009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2018
Asian GamesSingle12010
Asian GamesDouble12014
Asian GamesTeam32006, 2010, 2014
Asian ChampionshipsSingle32009, 2011, 2013
Asian ChampionshipsDouble22007, 2009
Asian ChampionshipsMixed Double12009
Asian ChampionshipsTeam72005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
Asian CupSingle42008, 2009, 2011, 2014
ITTF World Tour Grand FinalsSingle52008, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2016
ITTF World Tour Grand FinalsDouble12006
China National GamesSingle22013, 2017
China National GamesMixed Double12013
All China Table Tennis ChampionshipsSingle12011
All China Table Tennis ChampionshipsDouble22010, 2015
All China Table Tennis ChampionshipsMixed Double12012
All China Table Tennis ChampionshipsTeam32011, 2012, 2018
World Junior ChampionshipsSingle12004
World Junior ChampionshipsTeam22003, 2004
Asian Junior ChampionshipsSingle12004
Asian Junior ChampionshipsMixed Double12004
Asian Junior ChampionshipsTeam12004

Ma Long Highlights

Ma Long Equipment

Blade: DHS Hurricane Long V

Forehand: DHS NEO Hurricane 3

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Backhand: Butterfly Tenergy 05

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