India's big success in table tennis: defeating number-2 team Germany in the World Championship
India's big success in table tennis: defeating number-2 team Germany in the World Championship, G Sathiyan returns after falling behind
India's men's table tennis team has created a new history in the World Championships. India defeated No. 2 seed Germany 3-1 in the group stage match.
In this victory of India, G. Sathiyan had the biggest role. Sathiyan won both his singles matches. Apart from them, Manav Thakkar also won his match. Harmeet Desai had to face defeat.
Sathiyan had lost the first two games each in both his singles matches. After that, he made a strong comeback. Sathiyan, ranked 37th in the world rankings, defeated Duda Benedict 11-13, 4-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-9 in the first singles. In his second singles match, he defeated Germany's highest-ranked Dang Quiu 10-12, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9. Qui is ranked ninth in the world rankings.
Harmeet Desai faced Dang Qui after Sathiyan's first singles. Desai lost the match 7-11, 9-11, 13-11, 3-11. Manav Thakkar then defeated Ricardo Walther 13-11, 6-11, 11-8, 12-10. After this, Saathiya performed brilliantly in the match against Kyu, giving India a 3-1 victory.
India defeated Uzbekistan in their first match of the group stage on Saturday. India needs to be in the top 2 of their group to reach the pre-quarterfinals. The Indian team is in Group 2. Apart from India, Germany and Uzbekistan, there are teams from France and Kazakhstan.
India also got good news from the women's table tennis team. India beat the Czech Republic 3-0. Manika Batra defeated Hana Matelova 11-6, 11-6, 8-11, 12-10. After this Akula Sreeja and Diya Chitale also won their respective matches. The Indian women's team had to face defeat against Germany in the first match of the group stage.