The Indian table tennis mixed doubles duo of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra have won the Budapest WTT Contender title. The duo defeated locals Nador Ecseki and Dora Madarasz 3-1 in the final.
Sathiyan and Manika started off brilliantly winning the first set 11-9, before conceding the second by the same margin. However, that was the only moment the Indians gave even a wee bit of hope to Ecseki and Madarasz.
Sathiyan and Manika prevailed 12-10 in the third set and won the fourth 11-6 to be crowned the mixed doubles champion at the Budapest WTT Contender.
This was the first time since the 2018 Commonwealth Games that Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra had partnered for a tournament. They had won the bronze medal together in the Commonwealth Games in Goldcoast.