Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) 2017, Day 13, highlights: Dabang Smashers edge Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas 14-13 in thriller

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Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) 2017, Day 13, highlights: Dabang Smashers edge Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas 14-13 in thriller
  • 22:54 (IST)

    Kim Song I takes the final game 11-9 against Polina and helps Smashers clinch the tie 14-13! What a night of Table tennis!

  • 22:53 (IST)

    Polina misses an easy smash to give Kim a tie point!

  • 22:53 (IST)

    It's 9-9 as Kim Song I errs on forehand top spin!

  • 22:51 (IST)

    it's pretty tense in the middle, the crowd is enjoying this. Kim has taken a 8-5 lead now. 

  • 22:51 (IST)

    That back hand has brought her back at 8-8!

  • 22:51 (IST)

    Pilina with a cracking forehand and a thumping backhand has cut the lead down to just one at 7-8!

  • 22:50 (IST)

    Kim Song I has taken a two-point lead in the final game at 6-4!

  • 22:49 (IST)

    Kim Song I with a cracking forehand and Polina with a well placed backhand makes it 3-3 in the third game!

  • 22:46 (IST)

    Polina fights back to take the second game and make it 1-1. The next game will decide the tie with both teams locked at 13-13!

  • 22:45 (IST)

    A cracking backhand with top spin gives Poling three point lead at 8-5!

  • 22:44 (IST)

    Kim Song I on the attack now, she's taken four points on a trot to cut the lead down to just one at 5-6!

  • 22:43 (IST)

    Polina bouncing back hard with a 6-1 lead in the second game. 

  • 22:40 (IST)

    Kim Song I  comfortably takes the first game 11-4 against Polina. 

  • 22:40 (IST)

    Kim mixing caution with aggression really well, something which Polina is lacking - It's 8-1!

  • 22:38 (IST)

    Polins finally has a point but she has conceded a huge lead at 1-6!

  • 22:38 (IST)

    Kim Song I has started off well with a 3-0 lead against Polina who's patience has been tested. We are going to see a lot of chops!

  • 22:34 (IST)

    Final match of the night - Kim Song I vs Polina Mikhailova

  • 22:34 (IST)

  • 22:31 (IST)

    Quadri is down on his feet as a thumping forehand helps him earn a golden point and a 2-1 win!

  • 22:31 (IST)

    A couple of unforced errors from Quadri helps Freitas draw level at 9-9!

  • 22:30 (IST)

    It's 10-10! What a match this is turning out to be. Quadri errs in his cross court forehand!

  • 22:29 (IST)

    Terrific smash down the line from Freitas, he cuts the lead down to one at 5-6!

  • 22:28 (IST)

    Quadri Aruna striking back, another strong forehand gives him 3 point lead at 5-8!

  • 22:27 (IST)

    Quadri with a thumping top spin across the court to lead 3-2!

  • 22:24 (IST)

    Freitas fights back to take the second game 11-8 to make it 1-1 against Aruna Quadri!

  • 22:23 (IST)

    A perfectly placed backhand out of Quadri's reach earns Freitas three game points!

  • 22:23 (IST)

    Quadri with a coutisde of the table top spin to take a 6-5 lead!

  • 22:21 (IST)

    Freitas playing smartly now, crunching foehands on Quadri's weaker side that is backhand! 

  • 22:18 (IST)

    Quadri holds his nerve to take the first game 11-8 against Freitas. Some cracking rallies in that game. 

  • 22:16 (IST)

    Quadri fighting back as he draws level 5-5 in the first game!

  • 22:14 (IST)

    Sensational rally! After scintilating forehand top spin rallies, Freitas unleashes a backhand down the line to clinch the first point!

  • 22:11 (IST)

    Match 8 of the day - Quadri Aruna vs Marcos Freitas

  • 22:09 (IST)

    Four points on a trot for Patkar but Doo still has 3 game points!

  • 22:07 (IST)

    The frustration is palpable on Patkar's face. Doo is strong with her backhand and forehand placements and has taken a 9-3 lead!

  • 22:04 (IST)

    Doo with a comfortable 11-5 win in the 3rd game. Patkar has been too impatient trying to be ultra aggressive. 

  • 22:03 (IST)

    A quicker serve from Doo takes Patkar by surprise who fluffs it wide. Doo leads 6-4!

  • 22:01 (IST)

    Madhurika making a lot of silly errors.  She trails 1-4 in the second game!

  • 21:59 (IST)

    Doo clinches a tight game 11-9, Patkar errs on last couple of points. 

  • 21:58 (IST)

    Patkar fighting back with 4  points in a row. Cuts the lead down to one at 7-8. The commentator says she doesn't look like a world no 190 at the moment!

  • 21:56 (IST)

    Brilliant point, What a rally! Forehand vs Backhand 17-shot rally and Madhurika hits it wide. Doo leads 5-2!

  • 21:51 (IST)

    It's Doo Hoi Kem vs Madhurika Patkar in match 7 of the tie!

  • 21:49 (IST)

    Freitas sweeps it 3-0 with a 11-2 win in the 3rd game against Jubin Kumar!

  • 21:48 (IST)

    Jubin just hasn't got going in this match he is trailing 1-6 in the third game. He looks to motivate himself murmuring ''come on come on come on"

  • 21:45 (IST)

    All too easy for Freitas as he makes it 2-0 with an easy 11-6 win over Jubin Kumar!

  • 21:44 (IST)

    Freitas with a thumping forehand down the line, changes the angle suddenly and takes the point. He has 8 game points now!

  • 21:43 (IST)

    Freitas not letting Jubin settle down, that's the mark of a champion as he leads 5-1 in the second game!

  • 21:41 (IST)

  • 21:40 (IST)

    Freitas dominates the first game and wins it 11-6 against Jubin Kumar. 

  • 21:39 (IST)

    Freitas' strong backhand and forehand coming into play as he takes a 8-3 lead in the first game!

  • 21:37 (IST)

    Next up - Jubin Kumar vs Marcos Freitas


Preview: The final day of the Delhi leg gets underway on Tuesday with Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas lining up against Dabang Smashers TTC in the final match in Delhi, post which the action shifts to Mumbai. Both team will look to keep up their winning momentum having won their previous ties. Though the Yoddhas will keep in mind that even a victory against the Smashers may not assure them a place in the semi-finals.

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran in action during UTT 2017. Ultimate Table Tennis

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran in action during UTT 2017. Ultimate Table Tennis

Andrej Gacina won two matches to put Shaze Challengers ahead 7-5 against DHFL Maharashtra United after four matches in the ongoing tie of the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Thyagaraj Stadium on Monday.

Croatian World No 46 Gacina provided Shaze Challengers a 3-0 lead with a dominant 11-6 11-9 11-5 win over Surat-born world no. 79 Harmeet Desai in the men's singles, the opening match of the tie.

However, Fu Yu, ranked 37 in the world, staged a come- from-behind win over world no. 135 Mouma Das of Shaze Challengers 2-1 (5-11 11-7 11-7) in the women's singles to secure DHFL Maharashtra United's first points in the tie (2- 4).

The third match was mixed doubles and Harmeet Desai and Liu Jia of DHFL Maharashtra United won the first two games 11 -5 and 11-2 before Soumyajit Ghosh and Petrissa Solja pulled one back 11-7 to keep Shaze Challengers ahead at 5-4.


Gacina then put it across Portuguese world no. 48 Joao Monteiro 2-1 (11-6 11-9 7-11) in the men's singles to give Shaze Challengers an edge.

With inputs from PTI


Published Date: Jul 25, 2017 06:13 pm | Updated Date: Jul 25, 2017 10:57 pm



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