G Sathiyan-Sanil Shetty settle for doubles silver at Thailand Open table tennis

India’s G Sathiyan and Sanil Shetty settled for silver at the Thailand Open table tennis event after losing to the German pair of Tobias Hippler and Kilian Ort in the final of the men’s doubles event on Sunday.
India’s G Sathiyan (in pic) and Sanil Shetty lost to Tobias Hippler and Kilian Ort in the final of the men’s doubles event at the Thailand Open table tennis.(AFP)
India’s G Sathiyan (in pic) and Sanil Shetty lost to Tobias Hippler and Kilian Ort in the final of the men’s doubles event at the Thailand Open table tennis.(AFP)
Updated on May 21, 2018 06:53 PM IST
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The Indian duo of G Sathiyan and Sanil Shetty finished its campaign at the Thailand Open table tennis event with a silver in the men’s doubles.

Sathiyan and Sanil sailed through the opening rounds, first beating Japan 3-1 and then Malaysia 3-0 to storm into the semifinals. They faced another Indian pair, represented by Harmeet Desai and Manav Thakkar, in the semifinals which proved to be a close 3-2 affair.

In the final, the Indian duo ran into Tobias Hippler and Kilian Ort of Germany. Sathiyan and Sanil won the first game 11-9 but fell short in the next three games, losing 12-14, 9-11, 7-11, to settle for silver.

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