Star paddler G Sathiyan received each his singles, together with the one towards world quantity 9 Dang Qiu, to script India’s gorgeous 3-1 win over second seeds Germany within the group stage of the World Desk Tennis Championships on Sunday. World quantity 37 Sathiyan received two gruelling deciders, first towards thirty sixth ranked Duda Benedikt (11-13, 4-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-9) earlier than edging out Germany’s highest-ranked participant Qiu (10-12, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9).
In each the matches, Sathiyan staged a powerful fightback after shedding the primary two video games.
“The match towards Qiu was positively a lot harder. He’s a top-10 participant. It was a top quality match as properly,” Sathiyan instructed PTI.
India quantity 2 Harmeet Desai had misplaced the second singles to Qui 1-2 (7-11, 9/11, 13-11, 3-11) earlier than Manav Thakkar helped his crew go 2-1 up with a 3-1 (13-11, 6-11, 11-8, 12-10) win over higher-ranked Ricardo Walther.
The Seventeenth-ranked India had crushed Uzbekistan of their opening group sport on Saturday. They should end within the prime two to advance to the pre-quarterfinals.
Within the ladies’s draw, India recorded their first win of the group stage with a 3-0 end result over Czech Republic.
The Manika Batra-led facet had misplaced to Germany on Saturday.
Manika defeated Hana Matelova 3-1 (11-6, 11-6, 8-11, 12-10 ) within the first singles earlier than Akula Sreeja and Diya Chitale received their singles towards Marketa Sevcikova and Katerina Tomanovska, 3-0 and 3-1 respectively.
It was a detailed affair between Diya and Katerina earlier than the Indian prevailed 11-13, 15-13, 12-10, 14-12. Down two sport factors within the fourth sport, Diya relied on her serve to make it 10-10 earlier than successful a spectacular rally.
Katerina made it 12-12 earlier than the India acquired the couple of factors she wanted to finish a fantastic win.
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