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World Table Tennis Championships: Sathiyan enters round of 32

India’s G Sathiyan progressed to the men’s singles third round at the World Table Tennis Championships with a 4-0 win over Russia’s Vladimir Sidorenko.

The world number 37 from India defeated his 179th-ranked opponent 11-9, 11-9, 11-8, 11-6 in the round of 64. Sathiyan next faces world number 17, Aruna Quadri of Nigeria, in the round of 32.

India’s top-ranked player, world number 30 Sharath Kamal, had suffered a disappointing opening round loss on Tuesday.


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However, Sharath can still make an impact in the men’s doubles alongside Sathiyan and mixed doubles alongside Archana Kamath.

Sharath and Archana entered the round of 32 with a 3-0 win over Algeria’s Sami Kherouf and Katia Kessaci.

Sathiyan and Manika Batra got a first-round bye and play their round of 32 mixed doubles match against (*32*) Rico’s Adriana Diaz and Brian Afanador.

Manika and Archana have got a first-round bye in women’s doubles. 

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