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WTT events

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Starting a thread for the WTT events happening around the world.

WTT Contender Lagos, Nigeria 12-18 Jun 2023

Men's singles:
[R1] Harmeet Desai (IND,134) d. Lubomir Pistej (SVK,73) 11-5 13-15 11-7 11-5
[R1] Manav Vikash Thakkar (IND,122) d. Olajide Omotayo (NIG,154) 11-7 11-9 10-12 11-8

Women's singles:
[R1] Archana Girish Kamath (IND,127) d. Suh Hyo Won (KOR,61) 11-9 7-11 11-6 11-9
[R1] Sreeja Akula (IND,97) l. Hana Goda (EGY,35) 11-13 9-11 7-11
[R1] Reeth Tennison (IND,130) l. Jeon Jihee (KOR,34) 5-11 5-11 9-11
[R1] Diya Parag Chitale (IND,132) l. Dina Meshref (EGY,28) 6-11 7-11 11-7 10-12
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Thanks gunsnroses. Appreciate this reporting.
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Thanks, gunroses. Keep reporting on any sports here in forum and it will ease the burden on some of us. :D
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Re: WTT/WTT Youth Contender events

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HARMEET UPSETS TOP SEED JANG WOOJIN🏓

Harmeet Desai defeats WR 12 & Asian Championships(2021) Bronze medalist 🇰🇷 player Jang Woojin in straight games(3:0) & reaches QF in WTT Contender Lagos!

Source: @SportsArena1234 twitter.
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Re: WTT/WTT Youth Contender events

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Yeah a big upset. Manav lost narrowly too.

Here are the other results:

Men's singles:
[R2] Harmeet Desai(IND,134) d. Jang Woojin(KOR,12) 13-11 11-4 11-7
[R2] Manav Vikash Thakkar(IND,122) l. Xiang Peng(CHN,26) 11-5 10-12 11-5 7-11 7-11

Harmeet vs Xiang in the QFs.

Women's singles:
[R2] Archana Girish Kamath(IND,127) l. Linda Bergstrom(SWE,64) 11-5 10-12 8-11 6-11
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gunsnroses wrote: Sat Jun 17, 2023 5:04 am Yeah a big upset. Manav lost narrowly too.

Here are the other results:

Men's singles:
[R2] Harmeet Desai(IND,134) d. Jang Woojin(KOR,12) 13-11 11-4 11-7
[R2] Manav Vikash Thakkar(IND,122) l. Xiang Peng(CHN,26) 11-5 10-12 11-5 7-11 7-11

Harmeet vs Xiang in the QFs.

Women's singles:
[R2] Archana Girish Kamath(IND,127) l. Linda Bergstrom(SWE,64) 11-5 10-12 8-11 6-11
Manav played very good game. The last set is the one where Xiang shows its dominance.
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BACK TO BACK UPSET BY HARMEET DESAI

After knocked out #1 seed Woojin🇰🇷 yesterday, WR 134 Harmeet Desai beat WR 26 Xiang Peng🇨🇳 by 3-1 (11-7, 5-11, 11-7, 11-1) in QF of WTT Contender Lagos🇳🇬

To face winner between Ovtcharov🇩🇪 vs Chuang TPE in SF.

Source: @SportsArena1234 twitter
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This must be his best performance yet. Playing as a qualifier and reaching the QFs for the first time at a WTT Contender event.
He backed it up with another victory over the no. 26 making his way into the SFs. He finally lost in the semis.

[QF] Harmeet Desai(IND,134) d. Xiang Peng(CHN,26) 11-7 5-11 11-7 11-1
[SF] Harmeet Desai(IND,134) l. Dimitrij Ovtcharov(DEU,14) 7-11 6-11 9-11

He should pick up 140 points and move into the top 100 (77 or 78 probably). Will need to check next week if that happens or not.
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So Harmeet Desai is now ranked at #77 (not sure if thats his career-high). What a massive jump from #134. He is now the #3 Indian in the latest ITTF world rankings.
Sharath Kamal at #52
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran at #59
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That sounds crazy, for Harmeet to start winning like this. I am not complaining. Hope it is the start of more big wins.
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Hopefully.

Big contingent at WTT Contender Tunis 2023 this week.

Harmeet plays the WR#11 Lim Jonghoon in R1. Sharath and Sathiyan have easier first round.
Manav, Sanil and Manush lost in the qualies. Hugo Calderano is the top seed.

In doubles, Harmeet/Sharath and Manav/Manush are in the main draw.

Manika Batra is playing as well along with Diya Parag Chitale, Sreeja Akula, Ayhika Mukherjee.
They are into the main draw. Miyuu Kihara is the top seed. Diya and Sreeja won all their qualies matches. Ayhika got in as LL.
Reeth Tennison and Sutirtha Mukherjee lost in the qualies.

In doubles, Ayhika/Sutirtha and Sreeja/Diya are in the main draw.

Sathiyan and Manika in the mixed doubles! They are the 3rd seeds.
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Harmeet Desai beats wr 11 Korean player by 3-2!!
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Wow, Harmeet has suddenly went up a level and beating these top 15 players.
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Harmeet stuns WR#11. What a turnaround after being down 1-2.
Last week, he beat WR#12 and WR#26 in Lagos.

[R1] Harmeet Desai(IND,77) d. Lim Jonghoon(KOR,11) 11-9 7-11 7-11 11-7 11-9
[R1] Sharath Kamal(IND,52) l. Huang Yan-Cheng(TPE,136) 7-11 11-13 5-11
[R1] Sathiyan Gnanasekaran(IND,59) l. Sun Wen(CHN,89) 11-6 11-7 6-11 5-11 6-11

In the women's singles, everyone lost in the first round.

Sathiyan/Manika won their R1 match in mixed doubles.
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Post by arjun2761 »

What's up with Harmeet? He is surprising us in a good way. He is nearly 30 years old, so he is a late bloomer?
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