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Sathiyan stuns World No. 17, eases into main draw of elite Austria Open


Sathiyan stuns World No. 17, eases into main draw of elite Austria Open

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09 Nov 2018, 12:09 IST

G Sathiyan
G Sathiyan

Mumbai, November Eight: India’s 2nd best-ranked desk tennis participant G Sathiyan surprised World No. 17 Sangeun Jong to breeze into the main draw of the distinguished 2018 ITTF World Tour Platinum Austrian Open in Linz on Wednesday night time.

Sathiyan started his superb run on this elite Platinum match this is that includes 59 out of the arena’s best 60 avid gamers, beating the not too long ago topped Youth Olympic champion from China, Wang Chuqin.

He tamed Chuqin Four-1 to take advantage of of his first-round bye within the preliminaries. He were given off to a successful 11-Eight get started however misplaced the following one 12-14. He, alternatively, recovered briefly sufficient to assert the following 3 11-Eight, 11-6 and 18-16 for a morale-boosting victory.

Sathiyan then beat Slovakia’s Lubomir Pistej Four-Zero to turn that he used to be on a roll. In the overall initial, he confronted the World No. 17, Korea’s Sangeun Jong.

He misplaced the primary two units 6-11, 13-11 however submit a gallant fightback to wrest the fit. He notched up victories within the subsequent 4 units 11-Three, 11-Eight, 11-6, 11-6 to seize a berth within the main around.

He faces Marcos Freitas of Portugal within the Round of 32 later within the night time.

This is a brilliant alternative for Sathiyan to select up a very powerful issues and beef up his ratings within the yr’s ultimate primary Pro Tour tournament.

All different Indian avid gamers fell by means of the wayside within the preliminaries itself

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