Sathiyan showed courage and executed his plans to perfection en route to a 6-11 12-10 11-9 12-10 win over second seed Slovenia in their Round of 16 clash on Thursday.
(1/2) 💥 HUGE DISTURBED ALERT 💥 All guns were fired as I scored a MASSIVE VICTORY tonight by winning world ranking 6 & c… https://t.co/KgnkH5oEcp
— Sathiyan Gnanasekaran OLY (@sathiyantt) 1655406607000
“I went all guns blazing as I scored a MASSIVE VICTORY tonight by beating World No. 6 and current European Cup champion Jorgic Darko (SLO) 3-1 in the Men’s Singles Round of 32 here has WTT Competitor Zagreb 2022,” Sathiyan tweeted.
That feeling of victory! 😍Sathiyan Gnanasekaran from 🇮🇳 started his WTT Contender Zagreb 2022 campaign with a nice 3-1 w… https://t.co/ijE2MbBX33
— Olympic Khel (@OlympicKhel) 1655444884000
This is Sathiyan’s second victory over a player ranked in the top 10 in the world.
Prior to that, Sathiyan defeated former world No. 5 Tomakazu Harimoto of Japan in the 2019 Asian Championships.
Sathiyan is part of the Indian Table tennis team for the next Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022, which are due to start on July 28.
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