WTT Contender Doha: Sharath Kamal loses to Yuvan Licen in semis

Sharath Kamal's singles campaign at the WTT Contender Doha came to an end on Wednesday as he lost to Yuvan Licen in semifinal.

Achanta Sharath Kamal

Sharath Kamal was at his imperious best as he dismantled Tomislav Pucar of Croatia 11-8, 11-7, 11-4 in the men's singles quarterfinals of the WTT Contender Doha on Wednesday.   -  Getty Images / File Image

Yuvan Licen of China put paid to Sharath Kamal's hopes by overcoming the Indian in a seven-game thriller at 11-5, 8-11, 11-6, 7-11, 5-11, 12-10, 11-9 in the men's singles semifinals of the World Table Tennis Contender Doha here on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, Sharath outplayed Croatia's Tomislav Pucar 11-8, 11-7, 11-4 in the quarterfinals.  

Meanwhile, the mixed doubles pair of G. Sathiyan and Manika Batra, seeded three, will face Taipei's top seeded duo of Lin Yun-Ju and Cheng I-Ching in the final on Thursday.

Other results:

Mixed doubles semifinals: G. Sathiyan & Manika Batra bt Wong Chun Ting & Doo Hoi Kem (Hkg) 13-11, 9-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-8.
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