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

Hippler and Ort def Sathiyan and Shetty 12-10, 9-11, 12-10, 11-7 to win the gold
Updated: 20 May 2018 18:13 IST - Published: 20 May 2018 15:19 IST
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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!
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FINAL SCORE: Hippler and Ort def Sathiyan and Shetty 12-10, 9-11, 12-10, 11-7 to win the gold
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But the Germans CONVERT THE MATCH POINT SOON AFTER AND GET THE WIN!!!!
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The Indians now save one match point
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Once more they err under pressure and have now given a vital point to the Germans.

6-10
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The Indians are slowly fading away. They are now 5-9 behind.
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Team Germany just has a lot more firepower!

8-4 is their lead
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The Indians come back recharged and take three points to trail 4-5
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And they have taken a time-out
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Team Germany makes a blazing start to Game 4 and leads 4-1
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Team Germany makes no mistake and takes the third game 12-10
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Shetty misses a forehand!

10-11
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And the resilient Indians FIGHT BACK!

10-10
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Team Germany comes back refreshed. They quickly get to game points at 10-8
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India take yet another point and now trail 8-9

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

India trail 7-9
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And now they have rocketed to 9-5 as well
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The Germans have wrested control of the game since.

They lead 7-5
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But the Indians fought back impressively and made it 4-4
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The Indians are currently struggling to keep the ball within the table

1-4
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It's 3-1 to the Germans in Game 3
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Team India CONVERTS AND TAKES THE SECOND GAME 11-9
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Ball goes out from the Germans and the Indians have a game point.

10-9
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But the Indians send the ball out and let the Germans back in!

9-9
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They move up to 9-7
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And the Indians take an 8-7 lead
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It's 7-7 currently
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THEY HAVE DRAWN LEVEL!


6-6
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But the Indians refuse to be intimidated and they fight back to take 2 points.

5-6
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Injection of pace and power from the Germans as they open up a 6-3 lead
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They still hold on to their two-point advantage at 4-2
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The Germans now build a 3-1 lead
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It's 1-1 in Game 2
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The GERMANS CONVERT AND TAKE THE FIRST GAME 12-10
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Sathiyan's forehand sails long and 3rd game point to Germany
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A forehand miss from the Germans and the score is even!

10-10
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2 game points for Team Germany

10-8
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The Germans still continue to be ahead, albeit marginally!

9-8
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And the Indians force the Germans into errors and get one point back.
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They still maintain their advantage of two points at 8-6
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The Germans have a two-point gap over the Indians now!

7-5
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The Germans take 2 points on the trot to go up to 5-4
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The Indians edge ahead to 4-3
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And we are under way!

The two teams are evenly poised at the moment.

2-2
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The players are on court now and the match is about to begin
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India's Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Sanil Shetty are in action. 
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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.