India men’s team lost to China in RO16 at World Team Table Tennis Championships

India lost to host and top seed China 0-3 in the men’s pre-quarterfinals of the World team table tennis championships on Thursday.

World No.1 Fan Zhendong defeated Harmeet Desai 11-2, 11-9, 11-5 in the first rubber.

India’s No.1 paddler G. Sathiyan stretched World No.2, Ma Long, in the first game, attacking at every opportunity. Once Sathiyan lost a close first game at 12-14, he lost his momentum and the next two games at 5-11, 0-11.

Playing his first match in the tournament, Manush Shah lost to World No.11 Wang Chuqin and lost in three straight games.

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