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Sathiyan Gnanasekaran emerges as champion at Czech International Open

 

Indian paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran emerged as the men’s singles champion at the 2021 ITTF Czech International Open.

Top seed and World No. 38 Sathiyan Gnanasekaran outclassed 4th seed and World No.78 Yevhen Pryshchepa of Ukraine 4-0 (11-9, 11-6, 11-6, 14-12)  in the men’s singles final.

Earlier, in the semifinals, Sathiyan had defeated third seed Truls Moregard of Sweden. The Indian was leading 11-4, 11-8, 8-2 when his opponent quit due to back pain.

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