Asian Table Tennis Championships: Indian men's team beat Singapore 3-0 to remain in champions division
India lost to Japan 1-3 in the quarterfinal on Monday but ensured that it will finish in the top six of the tournament with the win over Singapore on Tuesday. India will thus gain direct entry in the next championships in 2021.
Ace Indian paddler Soumyajit Ghosh, who along with G Sathiyan came close to toppling the top-seeded Japanese duo of Jin Uda and Maharu Yoshimura only to end with a silver in the men's doubles at the Bulgaria Open in Panagyurishte last week, feels this is the best phase for table tennis in the country in recent times.
Bulgaria Open: Indian pair Soumyajit Ghosh-G Sathiyan win silver after tightly fought men's doubles final
The experienced Japanese pair overcame a tough fight from Ghosh and Sathiyan to win 11-13, 11-7, 11-4, 6-11, 11-5 to take home their second title.