During the World Cup held in Verviers Belgium, Vladi proved once again that one can always improve his game and realize extraordinary performances, even at the age of 37! Vladi beat two of the best world players: Timo Boll and Chuang Chih-Yuan. Unfortunately he was defeated in finals against World No. 2, Xu Xin. Vladi still plays at a very high level, as he proved it not so long again, by finishing at the second place at the European Championships in Austria.
A big part of his performances are indeed also linked with the material he plays with: