Wasn't there speed glue in 1993? Some of the points in this match seem like
exhibition points where they are not trying to end the point quickly, but
rather giving the audience a show. But then again I don't know much about
the style of play of these two. Maybe that is just how they prefer to play
out the points. Very different to most of today's players.
> There could be another interpretation: One could also interpret your
> observation as that the advances in equipment technology since the 40mm
> ball has negated its intended effect - slowing down the speed of the
> ball and extending rallies. In addition, it could be that rallies might
> have been even shorter than it is now, had the 40mm ball not been
> adopted. Banning speed glue would have been more drastic and more
> effective in extending rallies.
> Pong Li
> > The rallies were much longer than I expected to see. Why did they change
> > the 40mm ball, it seems that the rallies are shorter now?
> >>Cheng Yinghua vs. Wang Zhenyi
> >>1993 U.S. Open Table Tennis Tournament
> >>Open Singles Final
> >>Table Tennis Video
> >>Indianapolis, Indiana
> >>July 1993