Sathiyan Gnanasekaran lost in the quarters. (AFP Photo)
The world no 34 Sathiyan lost 7-11, 9-11, 5-11
- Last Updated:June 18, 2022, 17:00 IST
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Indian paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran suffered a straight game loss to Chinese Taipei’s Chuang Chih-Yuan in the quarterfinals to crash out of the men’s singles event of the WTT Contender 2022 in Zagreb, Croatia on Saturday.
Sathiyan, world no. 34, lost 7-11, 9-11, 5-11 against the world no. 18 Chih-Yuan.
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It was a disappointing result for the Indian, who had started his campaign here with a stunning 6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 12-10 win over world no. 6 and reigning European champion Darko Jorgic of Slovenia.
Sathiyan then defeated 16-year-old Chen Yuanyu of China 11-9, 11-7, 12-10 to advance to the quarterfinals.
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Sathiyan is part of the Indian table tennis squad for the upcoming Commonwealth Games which is scheduled to be held in Birmingham from July 28 to August 8.
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