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Asian Games 2018, Table Tennis, Men's and Women's Singles, Day 13: Manika Batra, Achanta Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran in action, Live Score, Latest Updates & Results

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 31, 2018 13:09 IST

Sathiyan, Achanta and Batra lost in the Round of 16. Indian campaign ends.

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13:05 (IST)31 AUG 2018

And with that, the Indian campaign in table tennis comes to an end.

The sport has shown major improvements. It has got two medals at the Asian Games for the first time. To get a medal in a field that is loaded with Asian table tennis giants is a commendable effort.

Here's hoping the sport's growth curve remains on the upward trajectory after some impressive displays at the Commonwealth Games, the World Championship and now the Asian Games.

We also hope that table tennis manages to fetch more medals four years later at the next Asian Games.

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Just like his compatriots, Sathiyan too put up a brave fight. But it was always a wall too high.

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Final score: Matsudaira def Sathiyan 9-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-6, 12-10 to enter quarter-finals.

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And he converts!

It's all over for Sathiyan!

12:53 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Matsudaira now has a match point

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This is such an absorbing contest in Game 5.

It's 10-10

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And 8-8 it is

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Sathiyan is the first one to build a lead here.

8-6 now

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It's 6-6

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5-5 now

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And the Japanese soon erases the lead and makes it 4-4

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Sathiyan makes a fast start to Game 5 and leads 4-2

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Matsudaira takes five points in a row to take the fourth game 11-6

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And the Japanese breaks away from the tie to inch ahead to 8-6

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They are still locked at 6-6

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And 5-5

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It has become highly competitive since then.

It's 3-3

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Sathiyan opens up a 2-0 lead in the fourth game

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It's 11-9 to Matsudaira and he takes 2-1 lead in games.

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2 points in a row for Sathiyan!

Can he continue the fightback?

Trailing 8-10 now

12:33 (IST)31 AUG 2018

And six game points for the Japanese.

10-4

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It's a difference of four points between the two players now. Matsudaira now up to 8-4

12:31 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Sathiyan pulls back 2 points.

3-5

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And Matsudaira is racing through this game.

Up 5-1 now

12:30 (IST)31 AUG 2018

2-0 to the Japanese in Game 3

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Matsudaira is World No. 19 while Sathiyan is World No. 39.

20 places separate them and the Japanese is the favourite.

But don't count out Sathiyan. He definitely has it in him to cause an upset, if he can keep his focus intact.

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Matsudaira establishes his supremacy in the second game.

He takes this game 11-4 to level this match.

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8-4 for Matsudaira

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It's 6-2 to the Japanese

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The Japanese still maintains his two-point advantage.

Up 4-2

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And he goes up to 3-1

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Once more the Japanese is up 2-0 in Game 2

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Wow! That was a great first game from the Indian.

Can he continue?

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And Sathiyan holds his nerve to take the first game 11-9.

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A very tight contest since that good start by the Japanese.

It's 9-9

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The Japanese opens up a 2-0 lead

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And, after a delay, Sathiyan is finally in action in Round of 16 vs Japan's Matsudaira.

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We'll bring you live updates from his match too.


Stay tuned!

11:16 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Sathiyan's match is supposed to start at 11.30am IST.

11:15 (IST)31 AUG 2018

The Indian hopes now rest only on Gnanasekaran Sathiyan.

11:15 (IST)31 AUG 2018

The Indians had tough opponents in the Round of 16. Both Batra and Achanta were underdogs in their respective matches.

But it is great to see them take games off their formidable opponents and make them work hard for the win.


Achanta, especially, was very close in his match against the World No. 14.

11:11 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Final score: Manyu def Batra 11-2, 11-8, 11-8, 6-11, 11-4.

11:08 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Manika Batra is out!

The Chinese completes the win!

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And Manyu has reached match points now.

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And slowly and steadily, the World No. 5 is pulling away.

Up 7-3

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It's 5-3 to the Chinese now.

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It's 4-2 to Manyu in Game 5

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Will this motivate Manika further?

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And Batra does indeed take the fourth game!!!!

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