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Manika Batra pulled off a major upset in the Asia Cup table tennis by defeating world number seven Chen Jingtang of China in a seven-game clash. With this win, Manika has entered the quarterfinals, where she will face Taipei’s Chen Tzu Yu. At the same time, world number 39 country’s number male paddler G Sathiyan went down in a seven-game clash against fifth seed Yukiya Ueda of Japan.
World No. 44 Manika defeated Chen 8-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 8-11, 11-9. Manika said that this was her third win over a Chinese player in a short span of time. She will try to play a similar game in the next round. Uda defeated Sathiyan 11-9, 11-8, 7-11, 9-11, 11-6, 10-12, 11-6.