WTT Star Contender 2021: Sharath Kamal downs World No 16 Franziska; G Sathiyan, Manika Batra lose in Doha

WTT Star Contender 2021: Sharath Kamal downs World No 16 Franziska; G Sathiyan, Manika Batra lose in Doha

Sharath Kamal, ranked 32, beat his higher-ranked rival from Germany 12-10, 3-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-9 within the second-round match.

WTT Star Contender 2021: Sharath Kamal downs World No 16 Franziska; G Sathiyan, Manika Batra lose in Doha

File picture of Sharath Kamal.

Doha: Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal surprised world quantity 16 Patrick Franziska to progress to the lads’s singles pre-quarterfinals of the World Desk Tennis Star Contender collection right here on Tuesday.

Sharath Kamal, ranked 32, beat his higher-ranked rival from Germany 12-10, 3-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-9 within the second-round match.

He’ll now face the winner of the match between Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh and German Dimitrij Ovtcharov within the pre-quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Nonetheless, G Sathiyan and Manika Batra bowed out after struggling defeats of their respective singles second spherical matches.

Whereas world quantity 63 Batra misplaced 7-11, 6-11, 7-11 to Japan’s Mima Ito, who’s ranked third on the planet, Sathiyan was crushed by Japanese sensation and world quantity 5 Tomokazu Harimoto 4-11, 5-11, 8-11.

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