Sharath and Subhajit to play in ITTF Pro Tour Finals in Seoul

The duo, who won the Commonwealth Games gold medal in men’s doubles event, are the only Indians to play in the event since it started in 1996.

Updated: Dec 03, 2010, 00:16 AM IST

New Delhi: Ace Indian paddlers Sharath Kamal and Subhajit Saha will feature in the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Pro Tour Grand Finals that gets underway in Seoul from December 16-19.

The duo, who won the Commonwealth Games gold medal in men’s doubles event, are the only Indians to play in the event since it started in 1996.

The 28-year-old Sharath, who won the Commonwealth Games gold in Melbourne in 2006, will fight it out with 15 other players in the singles event.

The Chennai-based player will also combine with Subhajit to compete with seven other pairs in the men’s doubles category.

Sharath has been in red-hot form this year, winning back-to-back tournaments in US and Egypt in July. His consistent show helped him to register a career-best ranking of 39. The world number 48 also made the semi-finals of the Indian Open in June.
Among others, World number six Vladimir Samsonov of Belaurs will be the highest-ranked player in the tournament, which will also feature paddlers from South Korea, Japan and Germany.
PTI