Andrew Baggaley is the new British No.1 Table Tennis Player!
Andrew Baggaley is officially the new British No.1 Table Tennis player.
After his first ever year of competing regularly on the ITTF Pro Tour Andrew has achieved the career milestone at the perfect time with under a year to go before the London 2012 Olympics.
Andrew started with a sensational ITTF Pro Tour Polish Open in November 2010 where he defeated the former World No1. Jean-Michel Saive from Belgium and then went on to compete successfully at the ITTF Pro Tour events in Slovenia (January 2011), England (January 2011), Germany (February 2011), Spain (April 2011), Austria (September 2011) and Sweden (October 2011).
Andrew’s new ranking is now at World No.142 having been outside the World Top 200 players last year due to not playing on the ITTF Pro Tour regularly.
Andrew from Milton Keynes replaces Paul Drinkhall as the British No.1 and will be attempting to break into the World Top 100 before London 2012.
“This is definitely very much a team effort and I am very thankful to my family, friends and sponsors for their massive support in helping me achieve this status in a relatively short period of time. I fully believe this is just the start and I hope to break into the World Top 100 very soon. I have massive self belief that on my day I can beat any player in the world and I am sure I can continue the World Class form and be at my peak at London 2012.”
Andrew will be part of a historic first ever Team GB Men’s side in a match against a World All Stars team as part of the ITTF Pro Tour Finals from 24th-27th November 2011.
It is also the official and only London 2012 Test Event for Table Tennis held at ExCel in London. For more information on this event click here.
Andrew Baggaley is three times English Men’s Singles National Champion and Britain’s leading Table Tennis medallist of all time at the Commonwealth Games winning 2 Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals and 1 Bronze Medal.
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