Sathiyan Gnanasekaran stuns World No 17 Sangeun Jong to qualify for main draw of ITTF Austrian Open

New Delhi: Indian paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran panicked World No 17 Sangeun Jong within the closing match of the preliminary rounds to qualify for the major procedure of the ITTF Austrian Open in Linz.
Sathiyan began his impressive race within the elite Platinum event, that contains Fifty 9 out of the enviornment’s top 60 gamers, by beating the now now not too prolonged ago-crowned Youth Olympic champion Wang Chuqin from China.
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He tamed Chuqin four-1 to procedure primarily the most of his first-spherical bye within the preliminaries.
He got off to a winning eleven-eight birth however misplaced the next one 12-14. He, alternatively, recovered snappy to train the next three video games eleven-eight eleven-6 and 18-sixteen for a morale-boosting victory.
Sathiyan then beat Slovakia’s Lubomir Pistej four-zero to relate that he develop into on a roll.
Within the closing preliminary, he faced Jong and erased a two-sport deficit to arrive out a 6-eleven 13-eleven eleven-3 eleven-eight eleven-6 eleven-6 to take a berth within the major spherical.
He faces Marcos Freitas of Portugal within the Round of 32 later within the evening.
Right here is a sizable different for Sathiyan to raise up critical parts and pink meat up his rankings within the yr’s remaining major Professional Tour event.
All other Indian gamers fell by the wayside within the preliminary stage.

Updated Date: Nov 08, 2018 22:09 PM