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Sathiyan-Sharath come from behind to claim upset win at WTT Singapore Smash

India's men's doubles pair Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Sharath Kamal beat Tokyo Olympics medallist Lin Yin-Ju and Liao Cheng-Ting in the Round of 32.

Sathiyan-Sharath come from behind to claim upset win at WTT Singapore Smash
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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 13 March 2022 8:05 AM GMT

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Sharath Kamal of India came from behind to claim an upset win in their Men's Doubles Round of 32 match at the WTT Singapore Smash on Sunday.

They beat Lin Yin-Ju (a medallist at the World Championships as well the Tokyo Olympics) and Liao Cheng-Ting of Taiwan. Lin is currently ranked 7 in the world in men's singles.

The Indian pair came back from a 1-2 deficit to win the match 3-2. The fifth and final game saw Sathiyan and Sharath racing to a 11-6 lead to win the match 7-11, 11-7, 5-11, 11-9, 11-6.

They will next face the second seeded Korean pair in the Round of 16 match.

Sathiyan was earlier the lone Indian to progress in singles at the WTT Singapore Smash when he defeated Pang Yew En Koe of Singapore in the first round on Saturday. Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra and Ayhika Mukherjee were all eliminated.

Sathiyan is also set to be part of the mixed doubles event, where he is scheduled to partner Manika Batra in a Round of 16 match later on Sunday.

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