I had the opportunity to ask him a few questions. I hope you enjoy getting to know him!
Quick facts about Victor Liu:
Highest USATT rating 2551
2015 U.S. National Junior & Cadet Boys Team Member
2014 U.S. National Cadet & Mini-Cadet Boys Team Member
Sponsored by Butterfly
I started playing at my Chinese School with some friends when I was about 7 years old. I loved competing with my friends.
2. What equipment do you use?
Blade: Zhang Jike Super ZLC
Forehand rubber: Tenergy 05
Backhand rubber: Tenergy 64
3. How often do you play and train?
I train 5-6 times a week for about 2-3 hours in every session.
4. Tell us about your most memorable match.
My most memorable match was probably with Derek Nie at the 2011 U.S. Nationals. It was the first time that I won a national title (Under 10 Boys Champion).
5. What are your goals with regards to table tennis?
My short-term goal is to do well in every match that I play. My long-term goal is to represent the U.S. in the Olympics.
6. Who was the toughest opponent you have ever played?
It would be Hwang Minha (Korea). He's really tough with very few weaknesses, so it is really difficult to play against him.
7. Is there one moment in your career that brings a smile to your face?
It would most definitely be the moment I beat Jeremy Hazin in the finals of the 2015 Canada Junior and Cadet Open.
I like Fan Zhendong because in spite of being such a young player he is so strong.
9. Couple of rapid-fire questions:
Talent or hard work? Hard work
Best chance to win - player with skills or player with confidence? Player with skill
21 point games or 11 point games? 11 point games
Poly ball or celluloid ball? Poly ball
More drills or more practice matches? More matches
More practice matches or more tournaments? More tournaments
To cho, or not to cho? Cho
11. What other interests do you have besides table tennis?
I like to play the guitar in my free time.
|Victor Liu, 2015 U.S. National Junior & Cadet Boys Team Member
Photo: Glen Randmer
|With Victor Liu at the 2015 North American Championships|