G Sathiyan ends long wait for national title with convincing win over nine-time champion Sharath Kamal
Sathiyan had rued his missed chances against Sharath in the final at Cuttack a couple of years ago. That win had put Sharath, the current World No 32, on a high pedestal.
National Table Tennis Championships: Anthony Amalraj enters round of 32 after close win; Jeet Chandra exits
The other seeded players had it easy against their opponents, including top seed A Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, Harmeet Desai and Manav Thakkar.
National Table Tennis Championships: Manika Batra advances to semi-final; Sutirtha Mukherjee bows out
Manika will next take on Sreeja Akula, who beat Prapti Sen 4-3, in another tight match.