Sathiyan bows out of Table Tennis Men's World Cup

India's G. Sathiyan lost to to Germany's Timo Boll 11-7,8-11,5-11,9-11,8-11 and crashed out in the round of 16 of the 2019 Table Tennis Men's World Cup.

Sathiyan will walk away with $7,000 after securing a finish between 9th and 16th place.   -  ITTF

India paddler G. Sathiyan's promising run at the 2019 ITTF Men's World Cup came to an end after he went down to world No. 8 Timo Boll 11-7, 8-11, 5-11, 9-11, 8-11 in the round of 16.

Seventeenth seed Sathiyan came into the match riding on two back-to-back wins, against higher-ranked players in the group stage, but came up short against the former world No. 1 Boll despite putting up a fight.

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Sathiyan started on a positive note by claiming the first game 11-7. However, the two-time World Cup champion pulled one back to draw level.

Fifth-seed Boll is known for dominating his opponents with spin and today was no different . He used his prowess to keep Sathiyan at bay and stormed into the lead by bagging game three 11-5.

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World No. 30 Sathiyan made Boll work hard in the next game, but eventually conceded 9-11.

Boll provided the finishing touch, winning the fifth game 11-8 to draw curtains on the match.