This year’s World Championships has let us witness some great matches. There were also a couple of upsets. Two of the upsets were caused by players who played very aggressively and close to the table. They use a lot of variation in their shots and use the whole table to win their points. One of the upsets was caused by the Japanese wonder kid Tomokazu Harimoto and the other upset was caused by Koki Niwa, another Japanese player. They dared to try different things compared to other players. By watching their matches, it was very interesting to see how much control they had on the rallies and their capability of destabilizing their opponents. As for the Chinese players, Ma Long also made some changes in his game. He now uses his backhand more often and in the Finals, we can see him intentionally slowing down the pace of the rallies with his backhand to cause mistakes for his opponent, Fan Zhendong. Table tennis is constantly evolving; the champions of tomorrow will be those who will always try new methods instead of those who always stay in the comfort of their own game. We must not fear the opportunities of reinventing ourselves, it’s the key to success. Future champions will play very aggressively and close to the table.