Sharath, Manika crash out, Sathiyan lone survivor at ITTF World Championships

first_imgSharath, Manika crash out, Sathiyan lone survivor at ITTF World ChampionshipsSathiyan was the lone survivor at the 2019 ITTF World Championships as the Indian edged past Christian Pletea of Romania in Budapest.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 24, 2019UPDATED: April 24, 2019 16:22 IST G Sathiyan is the last Indian left in singles contention at the IITF World Championships 2019. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSG Sathiyan is the last Indian left in singles contention at the IITF World Championships 2019The World No 28 will meet Hugo Calderano of Brazil in the round of 32 on WednesdaySharath Kamal and Manika Batra bowed out in round 2G Sathiyan was the lone survivor at the 2019 ITTF World Championships as the Indian edged past Christian Pletea of Romania 11-5 11-9 6-11 11-7 11-6 in a round of 64 match in Budapest.The world No. 28 will meet Hugo Calderano of Brazil, ranked No. 7, in the round of 32 later Wednesday.Sathiyan, who beat Belgian Robin Devos in the first round 4-0, had little difficulty against Pletea, ranked 131, as he disposed of him in 35 minutes.Sathiyan, leading 2-0, lost the third game as the Romanian won six consecutive points to cause a minor ripple. But the Indian was up to the task to sew it up winning the next two games.BOOMMBlasted my way into the Last 32 at the ITTF World TT Championships 2019 here at Budapest!!Played some top notch TT and secured two good wins today#TeamIndia #ittfworlds2019@RamanS22905417 @ttfitweet @UltTableTennis @GoSportsVoices @baselineventure @Media_SAI pic.twitter.com/ptWH6tbtul Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (@sathiyantt) April 23, 2019Sharath Kamal, on the other hand, was woefully out of sorts against Tomislav Pucar of Croatia when he went down 9-11 10-12 11-8 4-11 9-11 in the round of 64.The Indian, ranked No. 36, failed to come to grips against the world No. 58, who had a better control over the match and Sharath. The Indian, however, registered a 4-0 win over Uzbek’s Zokhid Kenjaev in the first round.Manav Thakkar, who had made the main draw cut, failed to go past Austrian Robert Gardos despite a very good fight. The young Indian paddler lost 13-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-3, 2-11, 10-12, 6-11 in the round of 128.advertisementBoth Manika Batra and Suthirta Mukherjee ended their world championships campaign, bowing out in round of 64 Tuesday night.Taipei’s Szu-Yu Chen beat Manika 11-2, 11-8, 7-11, 11-7, 11-9 as the world No. 24 needed mere 34 minutes against the world No. 56 Indian. In contrast, Suthirta managed to take two games of her rival before losing to Puerto Rican Adriana Diaz 11-4, 8-11, 11-7, 5-11, 3-11, 9-11.Earlier Tuesday evening, the Japanese duo of Honoka Hashimoto and Hitomi Sato defeated Manika Batra and Archana Kamath 11-3, 11-7, 11-7, 11-4 in women doubles round of 32.In Day four action, Sathiyan and Archana failed to cope with the higher-ranked Lee Sangsu and Jihee Jion in mixed doubles as the Korean pair moved into the quarterfinals with a 11-6, 11-4, 7-11, 11-7, 11-8.Also Read | Sathiyan Gnanasekaran aims to be in top 15 by end of 2019Also Read | Sharath Kamal targets world top-20 in 2019 in table tennis rankingsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow G SathiyanFollow Sharath KamalFollow Manika BatraFollow Table Tennis ChampionshipsFollow ITTF Worlds Nextlast_img

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