Sathiyan/Sharath wins silver at Hungarian Open

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The Indian pairing of Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan settles for silver in ITTF World Tour Hungary Open here on Saturday.

In a hard-fought five-setter semifinal against the top seeded Hong Kong pair, the Indian pair won 11-7, 12-10, 4-11, 4-11, 11-9 and earned a meeting with the second-seeded pair of Duda Benedikt and Franziska Patrick from Germany in the final. But the German pair defeated Indian pair by 5-11,9-11,11-8,9-11 in final to settle for silver.

They registered a hard-fought 11-6, 11-8, 8-11, 9-11, 11-9 win against Japanese pair Shunsuke Togami and Yukiya Uda in round of 16. Then a victory over Hungary’s World No. 132 Szudi and World No. 142 Nandor Ecseki in quarterfinals.

Mixed doubles

The pair of Manika Batra lost to German pair of Patrick Franziska and Petrissa Solja in semifinal. Indian pair settle for bronze medal after a straight set 11-6,11-8,11-6 loss.

The Asian games Bronze medalist pair had an amazing run in the tournament. They showed their class and score 11-8, 9-11, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7 victory over Hungarian pair of Adam Szudi and Szandra Pergel in round of 16. In quarter final they got walkover by Japanese pair Jun Mizutani and Mima Ito.

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