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Asian Cup Table Tennis: Manika Batra made it to the semi-finals, in the last-4…


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Manika Batra, the country’s number one female table tennis player created history by entering the semi-finals of the Asia Cup Table Tennis. She is the first Indian woman to reach the last four of this tournament with a prize money of Rs 1.63 crore. Unseeded World No. 44 Manika beat Taipei’s World No. 23 Chen Tzu Yu in a seven-game struggle 6-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-7, 8-11, 9-11, 11-5 in the quarterfinals. Defeated by 9.

In the history of the 39-year tournament, Sharath Kamal had secured the sixth position in 2015 and G Sathiyan in 2019. Top 16-16 paddlers from Asia play in the tournament on the basis of world ranking and qualification. Manika said after the win that Chen is a big player. She had recently beaten her in team matches during the World Championships, but this time she changed her strategy against her, which worked. This win has boosted his morale, which will come in handy in his next match.

With this win, Manika has taken her win-loss record against Chen to 2-4. Manika will take on world No. 5 and second seed Japan’s Mima Eto in the semi-finals. Sharath went down 11-7, 4-11, 7-11, 4-11, 6-11 to Chuan Chieh Yuan of Taipei in the first round. Sharat and Sathiyan will get prize money of Rs 1 lakh 83 thousand in spite of defeat.

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Manika did a reversal in the last round
Manika Batra had earlier pulled off an upset in the pre-quarterfinals. She defeated world number seven Chen Jingtang of China in a seven game clash. World No. 44 Manika defeated Chen 8-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 8-11, 11-9.

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G Sathiyan was defeated
On the other hand, world number 39 country’s number male paddler G Sathiyan had lost to fifth seed Yukiya Ueda of Japan in a seven-game clash. Uda defeated Sathiyan 11-9, 11-8, 7-11, 9-11, 11-6, 10-12, 11-6.

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Manika Batra, the country’s number one female table tennis player created history by entering the semi-finals of the Asia Cup Table Tennis. She is the first Indian woman to reach the last four of this tournament with a prize money of Rs 1.63 crore. Unseeded World No. 44 Manika beat Taipei’s World No. 23 Chen Tzu Yu in a seven-game struggle 6-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-7, 8-11, 9-11, 11-5 in the quarterfinals. Defeated by 9.

In the history of the 39-year tournament, Sharath Kamal had secured the sixth position in 2015 and G Sathiyan in 2019. Top 16-16 paddlers from Asia play in the tournament on the basis of world ranking and qualification. Manika said after the win that Chen is a big player. She had recently beaten her in team matches during the World Championships, but this time she changed her strategy against her, which worked. This win has boosted his morale, which will come in handy in his next match.

With this win, Manika has taken her win-loss record against Chen to 2-4. Manika will take on world No. 5 and second seed Japan’s Mima Eto in the semi-finals. Sharath went down 11-7, 4-11, 7-11, 4-11, 6-11 to Chuan Chieh Yuan of Taipei in the first round. Sharat and Sathiyan will get prize money of Rs 1 lakh 83 thousand despite their defeat.

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Manika did a reversal in the last round

Manika Batra had earlier pulled off an upset in the pre-quarterfinals. She defeated world number seven Chen Jingtang of China in a seven game clash. World No. 44 Manika defeated Chen 8-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 8-11, 11-9.

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G Sathiyan was defeated

On the other hand, world number 39 country’s number male paddler G Sathiyan had lost to fifth seed Yukiya Ueda of Japan in a seven-game clash. Uda defeated Sathiyan 11-9, 11-8, 7-11, 9-11, 11-6, 10-12, 11-6.

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