Table tennis player who won 9 gold medals at the European Table Tennis Championships from 2007 to 2017. In January 2018, he became the world's top ranked table tennis player.
He was raised in German cities like Düsseldorf and Hamelin.
He earned his first Table Tennis World Cup singles championship in 2017.
He married Swedish table tennis player Jenny Mellström. He has a daughter named Emma. His father Mikhail is a former Soviet table tennis champion.
He was teammates with Timo Boll on Team Germany at the 2008 Summer Olympics.