Indians’ dream of constructing it to the ultimate of the Asian TT Championships on the Lusail Sports activities Enviornment in Doha, Qatar remained wishful considering on Monday as they misplaced each semi-finals males’s doubles matches in contrasting kinds.
Earlier, late on Sunday, India’s flag-bearer in TT, A Sharath Kamal who grew to become the primary Indian to make it to the quarterfinals of the boys’s singles occasion, discovered it robust to interrupt previous World No. 22 Sansu Lee of South Korea. It was the story of the misses and tries once more for the World No. thirty third Indian who fought valiantly for 25 minutes earlier than taking place 11-8, 11-8, 11-9.
Within the males’s doubles semifinals, Harmeet Desai and Manav Thakkar missed a historic place within the closing by mere three factors within the decider after stretching the world No. 26 Woojin Jang and Jonghoon Lim of South Korea. The Indians have been two units down and grabbed the following two and have been as shut as 6-8 within the closing set earlier than the highest seeds wrapped up the sport of their favour 4-11, 6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 8-11 in 45 minutes.
In distinction, World No. 33 pair of G Sathiyan and Sharath misplaced to World No. 14 Yukiya Uda and Shunsuke Togami of Japan in straight units 5-11, Sep 11, 11-13 in 33 minutes.
In doubles occasions, semifinailist are assured of bronze medal, not less than.
The Indian males’s group comprising Sharat, Sathiyan, Harmeet, Manav and Sanil Shetty reached the semifinals to carry dwelling the primary medal on Friday.
The Indian ladies’s group, with out their prime participant Manila Batra, accomplished their engagements on Sunday with all singles gamers again within the dressing room after two rounds and the doubles group of Sutirtha and Ayhika Mukherjee reaching the quarterfinals.
Defending champions China and North Korea have skipped because of the Covid-19 pandemic associated points and Indian males’s group have been instantly seeded to quarterfinals by advantage of their sixth place efficiency within the 2019 version at Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The Indians beat Iran within the quarterfinals however Koreans stonewalled them within the semifinals regardless of combating fiercely.
Younger Indian ladies’s group have been compelled to play qualification rounds and went on to succeed in the quarter-final stage and have been positioned fifth place.
There are studies of India profitable three gold medals by Gool Nashikwala within the 1952 Singapore version when she triumphed in singles, doubles and blended doubles when Asian meet was held below the erstwhile TT Federation of Asia.
Within the 1976 Pyongyang (North Korea) version and below the present dispensation of Asian TT Union (ATTU) , Manjit Dua and Vilas Menon received a bronze in males’s doubles.
Males’s singles quarter-finals
22-LEE Sangsu KOR bt 33-A Sharath Kamal 11-8, 11-8, 11-9 in 25 minutes
Males’s doubles semi-finals
45-Harmeet Desai/Manav Vikash Thakkar misplaced to 26-Woojin Jang/Jonghoon Lim of S Korea 4-11, 6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 8-11
33-G Sathiyan- A Sharath Kamal misplaced to 14-Yukiya Uda-Shunsuke Togami of Japan 5-11, Sep 11, 11-13