Star paddler G Sathiyan gained each his singles, consisting of the only in opposition to world number nine Dang Qiu, to script India’s lovely three-1 win over 2nd seeds Germany in the organization level of the World Table Tennis Championships on Sunday.
Star paddler G Sathiyan received each his singles, which include the only in opposition to international wide variety nine Dang Qiu, to script India’s beautiful 3-1 win over 2nd seeds Germany inside the institution level of the World Table Tennis Championships on Sunday. World quantity 37 Sathiyan won two gruelling deciders, first in opposition to 36th ranked Duda Benedikt (11-13, four-eleven, eleven-eight, 11-4, 11-nine) earlier than edging out Germany’s highest-ranked player Qiu (10-12, 7-11, eleven-8, 11-eight, eleven-9).
In both the matches, Sathiyan staged a strong fightback after losing the first video games.
“The match against Qiu changed into certainly a good deal more difficult. He is a pinnacle-10 participant. It become a excessive pleasant in shape as well,” Sathiyan told PTI.
India wide variety 2 Harmeet Desai had misplaced the second singles to Qui 1-2 (7-11, September 11, 13-eleven, three-eleven) before Manav Thakkar helped his group pass 2-1 up with a 3-1 (13-eleven, 6-eleven, eleven-eight, 12-10) win over better-ranked Ricardo Walther.
The 17th-ranked India had crushed Uzbekistan in their commencing organization recreation on Saturday. They need to finish in the top two to strengthen to the pre-quarterfinals.
In the women’s draw, India recorded their first win of the institution degree with a 3-zero result over Czech Republic.
The Manika Batra-led facet had misplaced to Germany on Saturday.
Manika defeated Hana Matelova three-1 (eleven-6, 11-6, 8-11, 12-10 ) inside the first singles earlier than Akula Sreeja and Diya Chitale received their singles against Marketa Sevcikova and Katerina Tomanovska, three-zero and three-1 respectively.
It became a near affair among Diya and Katerina earlier than the Indian prevailed 11-thirteen, 15-thirteen, 12-10, 14-12. Down two recreation factors within the fourth game, Diya depended on her serve to make it 10-10 earlier than prevailing a superb rally.
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Katerina made it 12-12 before the India got the couple of factors she wanted to complete a satisfactory win.