G Sathiyan and Harmeet Desai reach men's doubles final at WTT Contender Tunis
The Indian duo will take on Emmanual Lebesson and Alexandre Cassin of France in the finals
Indian table tennis players G Sathiyan and Harmeet Desai reached the men's doubles final of the WTT Contender Tunis after beating Nandor Ecseki and Adam Szudi 3-2 on Friday.
Sathiyan and Harmeet registered a spectacular come from behind victory, getting the better of the Hungarian pair 8-11 12-14 11-9 11-8 11-9 in the semi-finals clash.
The Indian duo will take on Emmanual Lebesson and Alexandre Cassin of France in the finals. In the mixed doubles event, Sathiyan paired with top-ranked Indian paddler Manika Batra.
The Indian duo lost 2-3 to the French combine of Emmanual Lebesson and Jia Nan Yuan in a close-fought semifinal. Sathiyan and Manika cruised to a two-game lead but lost momentum conceding the match 11-7 11-9 6-11 9-11 9-11.
Later in the day, Sathiyan will take on Dang Qiu of Germany in the men's singles quarterfinals.