Indian challenge ends as Sathiyan bows out

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Budapest, April 25 (IANS) The Indian challenge at the Budapest ITTF World Championships came to an end when G. Sathiyan failed to go past Hugo Calderano of Brazil in the men singles round of 32.

The Brazilian, ranked No. 7 in the world, took less than 30 minutes late on Wednesday to put it across the top-ranked Indian 11-6, 11-3, 11-9, 11-9 and move into the pre-quarterfinals.

Sathiyan, who had secured a berth in the Chengdu World Cup, had finished sixth in the Asian Cup held at Yokohama recently.

–IANS

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