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G Sathiyan enters round of 32 at World TT Championships

G Sathiyan defeated his 179th-ranked opponent 11-9, 11-9, 11-8, 11-6 in the round of 64.

G Sathiyan64. Sathiyan next faces world number 17 Aruna Quadri of Nigeria in the round of 32. (File)

India’s G Sathiyan progressed to the men’s singles third round at the World Table Tennis Championships with a 4-0 win over Russia’s Vladimir Sidorenko here.

The world number 37 from India defeated his 179th-ranked opponent 11-9, 11-9, 11-8, 11-6 in the round of 64. Sathiyan next faces world number 17 Aruna Quadri of Nigeria in the round of 32.

India’s top-ranked player, world number 30 Sharath Kamal, had a suffered a disappointing opening round loss on Tuesday.

However, Sharath can still make an impact in the men’s doubles alongside Sathiyan and in mixed doubles alongside Archana Kamath.

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Sharath and Archana entered the round of 32 with a 3-0 win over Algeria’s Sami Kherouf and Katia Kessaci.

Sathiyan and Manika Batra got a first round bye and play their round of 32 mixed doubles match against Puerto Rico’s Adriana Diaz and Brian Afanador.

Manika and Archana have got a first round bye in women’s doubles.

First published on: 25-11-2021 at 14:55 IST
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