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Thailand Open 2018: Men's Doubles Final, India's Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Sanil Shetty fighting for Gold, Live Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedMay 20, 2018 18:13 IST

Hippler and Ort def Sathiyan and Shetty 12-10, 9-11, 12-10, 11-7 to win the gold

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18:13 (IST)20 MAY 2018

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18:12 (IST)20 MAY 2018

The Indians fought hard for three games but they were pretty much overpowered in the fourth game. Even though they tried to make a comeback deep in the fourth, it was too late.

India thus take a silver medal and a bronze medal in men's doubles from this tournament. India's fine run in table tennis keeps continuing!

18:09 (IST)20 MAY 2018

FINAL SCORE: Hippler and Ort def Sathiyan and Shetty 12-10, 9-11, 12-10, 11-7 to win the gold

18:06 (IST)20 MAY 2018

But the Germans CONVERT THE MATCH POINT SOON AFTER AND GET THE WIN!!!!

18:05 (IST)20 MAY 2018

The Indians now save one match point

18:05 (IST)20 MAY 2018

Once more they err under pressure and have now given a vital point to the Germans.

6-10

18:04 (IST)20 MAY 2018

The Indians are slowly fading away. They are now 5-9 behind.

18:03 (IST)20 MAY 2018

Team Germany just has a lot more firepower!

8-4 is their lead

18:02 (IST)20 MAY 2018

The Indians come back recharged and take three points to trail 4-5

18:00 (IST)20 MAY 2018

And they have taken a time-out

17:59 (IST)20 MAY 2018

Team Germany makes a blazing start to Game 4 and leads 4-1

17:57 (IST)20 MAY 2018

Team Germany makes no mistake and takes the third game 12-10

17:56 (IST)20 MAY 2018

Shetty misses a forehand!

10-11

17:56 (IST)20 MAY 2018

And the resilient Indians FIGHT BACK!

10-10

17:56 (IST)20 MAY 2018

Team Germany comes back refreshed. They quickly get to game points at 10-8

17:54 (IST)20 MAY 2018

India take yet another point and now trail 8-9

Time out

17:54 (IST)20 MAY 2018

The Indians come up with great angles and force a couple of errors off the Germans.

India trail 7-9

17:53 (IST)20 MAY 2018

And now they have rocketed to 9-5 as well

17:52 (IST)20 MAY 2018

The Germans have wrested control of the game since.

They lead 7-5

17:52 (IST)20 MAY 2018

But the Indians fought back impressively and made it 4-4

17:50 (IST)20 MAY 2018

The Indians are currently struggling to keep the ball within the table

1-4

17:50 (IST)20 MAY 2018

It's 3-1 to the Germans in Game 3

17:47 (IST)20 MAY 2018

Team India CONVERTS AND TAKES THE SECOND GAME 11-9

17:47 (IST)20 MAY 2018

Ball goes out from the Germans and the Indians have a game point.

10-9

17:46 (IST)20 MAY 2018

But the Indians send the ball out and let the Germans back in!

9-9

17:45 (IST)20 MAY 2018

They move up to 9-7

17:45 (IST)20 MAY 2018

And the Indians take an 8-7 lead

17:45 (IST)20 MAY 2018

It's 7-7 currently

17:44 (IST)20 MAY 2018

THEY HAVE DRAWN LEVEL!


6-6

17:44 (IST)20 MAY 2018

But the Indians refuse to be intimidated and they fight back to take 2 points.

5-6

17:43 (IST)20 MAY 2018

Injection of pace and power from the Germans as they open up a 6-3 lead

17:42 (IST)20 MAY 2018

They still hold on to their two-point advantage at 4-2

17:42 (IST)20 MAY 2018

The Germans now build a 3-1 lead

17:41 (IST)20 MAY 2018

It's 1-1 in Game 2

17:39 (IST)20 MAY 2018

The GERMANS CONVERT AND TAKE THE FIRST GAME 12-10

17:39 (IST)20 MAY 2018

Sathiyan's forehand sails long and 3rd game point to Germany

17:38 (IST)20 MAY 2018

A forehand miss from the Germans and the score is even!

10-10

17:38 (IST)20 MAY 2018

2 game points for Team Germany

10-8

17:37 (IST)20 MAY 2018

The Germans still continue to be ahead, albeit marginally!

9-8

17:37 (IST)20 MAY 2018

And the Indians force the Germans into errors and get one point back.

17:36 (IST)20 MAY 2018

They still maintain their advantage of two points at 8-6

17:36 (IST)20 MAY 2018

The Germans have a two-point gap over the Indians now!

7-5

17:35 (IST)20 MAY 2018

The Germans take 2 points on the trot to go up to 5-4

17:34 (IST)20 MAY 2018

The Indians edge ahead to 4-3

17:34 (IST)20 MAY 2018

And we are under way!

The two teams are evenly poised at the moment.

2-2

17:33 (IST)20 MAY 2018

The players are on court now and the match is about to begin

15:20 (IST)20 MAY 2018

India's Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Sanil Shetty are in action. 

15:20 (IST)20 MAY 2018

Welcome to Sportskeeda.com's live coverage of the Men's Final!

15:19 (IST)20 MAY 2018

The final of The Thailand Open comes our way as the Indian men's doubles team will take on the Germany men's doubles team, 
The match will be played in Bangkok, Thailand and will be the final of the tournament. 
The Indian team consists of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Sanil Shetty while the German team is made up by Tobias Hippler and Killian Ort. 
Gnanasekaran and Shetty reached to the Semi-final stage easily. They beat Malaysia's Muhamad Ashraf Haiqal and Chee Feng Leong in straight games to claim victory in the Quarterfinal round. They then went on to beat compatriots Harmeet Desai and Manav Thakkar in the Semifinal.  
On the other hand, Ort and Hippler beat the French doubles team in the quarters by a scoreline of 3-2 before beating Morizono and Tazoe of Japan in the semis. 
Both the teams will be looking to make it a successful tournament by winning the final of the tournament and bring home some silverware.
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