A player´s development does not just happen. It´s the result of work. And success is the result of a long-time preparation.
The outcome of this development work depends on many circumstances – inside the player, the practicing partners, and the coaches. Not to mention the impact of the surrounding. And, most importantly, how all these things interact in a synergetic way.
Sweden once was the best table tennis nation in the world. Three times in a row from 1989 the male team captured the World Championships gold medals. Jan-Ove Waldner became World singles champion twice and Olympic Game singles winner once. Jörgen Persson beat Waldner in the Singles final at the Worlds in 1991.