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Should mercy points be given?

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-10-09 08:56


It is the unofficial rule in table tennis at the professional level. You should give them the mercy point to show respect to your opponent. It is a friendly gesture, and I don't see it as an insult or humiliation.

Chen Meng of China hits a return to Yishiuan Lin of the United States during the women's teams group 1 match between China and the United States at the 2022 ITTF World Team Table Tennis Championships Finals in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan province, Oct 3, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]



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