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Sharath Kamal vs Tiago Apolonia Olympics 2021 table tennis LIVE score: Sharath wins 4-2, progresses to next round

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 26, 2021 07:28 IST

Sharath Kamal beats Tiago Apolonia 4-2 in the second round of men's singles.

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07:28 (IST)26 JUL 2021

Sharath Kamal beats Tiago Apolonia 4-2 to progress to the next round. Later in the day, Sutirtha Mukherjee will square off against Portugal's Yu Fu. Meanwhile, the men's skeet qualification is going on. Angad Vir Singh Bajwa is in 10th position as of this writing. The top 6 will qualify for the finals. Do follow Sportskeeda to get all the live updates. 

07:24 (IST)26 JUL 2021

07:24 (IST)26 JUL 2021

And, Sharath Kamal makes it three-in-a-row for India! After Bhavani Devi and the men's archery team, Sharath gets the win and progresses to the next round. That will be all from Sportskeeda. 

07:23 (IST)26 JUL 2021

6th Set: Sharath 11-9 Tiago

Sharath wins! Sharath moves across the table to play a brilliant forehand topspin twisting his body to keep it out of reach from the Portuguese. 

07:22 (IST)26 JUL 2021

6th Set: Sharath 10-9 Tiago

Sharath is fired up. The soft push ensures Tiago struggles to keep the ball in table. 

07:21 (IST)26 JUL 2021

6th Set: Sharath 9-9 Tiago

The block from Sharath is long. Out of table. 

07:20 (IST)26 JUL 2021

07:19 (IST)26 JUL 2021

6th Set: Sharath 9-8 Tiago

The change of pace is uncomfortable for Tiago. The Portuguese takes a time out. 

07:19 (IST)26 JUL 2021

6th Set: Sharath 8-8 Tiago

The soft push makes it dead even. 

07:19 (IST)26 JUL 2021

6th Set: Sharath 7-8 Tiago

From the top edge of the racquet and out of play.

07:18 (IST)26 JUL 2021

6th Set: Sharath 7-7 Tiago

The speed on that shot was enough for Sharath to win the point. 

07:18 (IST)26 JUL 2021

6th Set: Sharath 6-7 Tiago

Right into the body from Tiago and the Portuguese wins a point. 

07:17 (IST)26 JUL 2021

6th Set: Sharath 6-6 Tiago

The soft flick equalizes for Sharath. 

07:17 (IST)26 JUL 2021

6th Set: Sharath 5-6 Tiago

Sharath tries to play a backhand topspin but can't keep it in table. 

07:16 (IST)26 JUL 2021

6th Set: Sharath 5-5 Tiago

Back and forth action as both players win a point each. 

07:16 (IST)26 JUL 2021

6th Set: Sharath 4-4 Tiago

Good footwork from Tiago to win the point. 

07:15 (IST)26 JUL 2021

6th Set: Sharath 4-3 Tiago

Tiago tries to play a backhand topspin to that push but it backfires against him. 

07:15 (IST)26 JUL 2021

6th Set: Sharath 3-3 Tiago

Sharath equalizes at 3-all. 

07:14 (IST)26 JUL 2021

6th Set: Sharath 2-3 Tiago

Tiago wins a point as Sharath's forehand flick backfired. 

07:14 (IST)26 JUL 2021

6th Set: Sharath 2-2 Tiago

Deep push surprises Tiago. 

07:14 (IST)26 JUL 2021

6th Set: Sharath 1-2 Tiago

A clean backhand counter down the line

07:14 (IST)26 JUL 2021

6th Set: Sharath 0-2 Tiago

Great variety in the serve from Tiago to win both the points. 

07:13 (IST)26 JUL 2021

07:12 (IST)26 JUL 2021

Sharath Kamal is leading the game 3-2 after five sets in this best of 7 encounter. 

07:11 (IST)26 JUL 2021

5th Set: Sharath 11-6 Tiago

Beautiful backhand counter down the line to win the fifth set. 

07:11 (IST)26 JUL 2021

5th Set: Sharath 10-6 Tiago

Serve point from Tiago . 

07:11 (IST)26 JUL 2021

5th Set: Sharath 10-5 Tiago

Sharath makes the most of the net to win 5 game points. 

07:10 (IST)26 JUL 2021

5th Set: Sharath 9-5 Tiago

Tiago is behind the table and fails to receive it properly. 

07:10 (IST)26 JUL 2021

5th Set: Sharath 8-5 Tiago

Sharath has got his spin game right. 

07:10 (IST)26 JUL 2021

5th Set: Sharath 7-5 Tiago

Deceiptive spin and Tiago wins a service point. 

07:09 (IST)26 JUL 2021

5th Set: Sharath 7-4 Tiago

The short stroke forehand counter down the line deceives Tiago. 

07:09 (IST)26 JUL 2021

5th Set: Sharath 6-4 Tiago

Sharath plays it from near the table and wins the point.

07:08 (IST)26 JUL 2021

5th Set: Sharath 5-4 Tiago

Beautiful counter from Sharath. Brilliant top and sidespin. 

07:07 (IST)26 JUL 2021

07:07 (IST)26 JUL 2021

Time out from Sharath Kamal's side!

07:06 (IST)26 JUL 2021

5th Set: Sharath 4-4 Tiago

And, Tiago equalizes as Sharath fails to keep the ball in table again. 

07:06 (IST)26 JUL 2021

5th Set: Sharath 4-3 Tiago

Hits the edge and Sharath can't react. 

07:06 (IST)26 JUL 2021

5th Set: Sharath 4-2 Tiago

This time it goes out of table. First towel break. 

07:05 (IST)26 JUL 2021

5th Set: Sharath 4-1 Tiago

Great backhand from Sharath. You can't play it there to him. 

07:05 (IST)26 JUL 2021

5th Set: Sharath 3-1 Tiago

Quality push from Sharath and he wins another point. 

07:04 (IST)26 JUL 2021

5th Set: Sharath 2-1 Tiago

Long stride from Sharath to play a very spinny forehand. 

07:04 (IST)26 JUL 2021

5th Set Sharath 1-1 Tiago

Tiago fails to give the receive. 

07:03 (IST)26 JUL 2021

The scores are tied 2-2 after four sets in this best of 7 game. 

07:02 (IST)26 JUL 2021

4th Set: Sharath 9-11 Tiago

Sharath tries to play a forehand counter but can't get the ball over the net. Too much spin for him. 

07:02 (IST)26 JUL 2021

4th Set: Sharath 9-10 Tiago

The short receive from Tiago gets him a game point. 

07:01 (IST)26 JUL 2021

4th Set: Sharath 9-9 Tiago

Tiago tries to play the forehand flick again but gets it wrong this time. 

07:00 (IST)26 JUL 2021

4th Set: Sharath 8-9 Tiago

Fluid backhand from Sharath narrows down the lead for him. 

07:00 (IST)26 JUL 2021

4th Set: Sharath 7-9 Tiago

A short stroke into the backhand and Sharath is caught off guarded. 

07:00 (IST)26 JUL 2021

4th Set: Sharath 7-8 Tiago

The banana flick does the trick for Tiago now. 3 points in a row for him. 

06:59 (IST)26 JUL 2021

4th Set: Sharath 7-7 Tiago

The forehand flick over the table helps Tiago wins a point. 
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