Ghosh-Desai`s run ends, Sharath Kamal too exits
New Delhi: Paddlers Soumyajit Ghosh and Harmeet Desai`s surge in the men`s doubles event of the Japan Open came to an end on Saturday after the pair lost their quarterfinal match to local pair of Jin Ueda and Maharu Yoshimura, in Yokohama.
The young Indian pair failed to counter the agility and decisiveness of the Japanese duo, going down in three straight sets 6-11 6-11 9-11 at the Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium.
Ghosh and Desai earlier became first Indian pair to reach the last-eight stage of a super series event.
In the men`s singles, Achantha Sharath Kamal bowed out of the competition after suffering a 0-4 defeat at the hands of Liqin Wang, world number nine from China, later in the day.
Sharath Kamal (68) lost the pre-quarterfinal final encounter 5-11 7-11 3-11 2-11, thereby drawing curtains on India`s challenge in the competition.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- PM Narendra Modi's speech at Heart of Asia conference
- Is population control next on central govt's agenda after demonetization?
- Gujarat: Goods train engine catches fire in Surat
- India-Afghanistan thrash Pakistan over terrorism issue in Heart of Asia conference
- Watch: Tracing the journey of Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa from films to politics
- RIP Amma: Jayalalithaa dies after 75 days in hospital; Tamil Nadu mourns
- Fake or Real? 'Alien animal' caught on Karnataka-Kerala border
- People want to know whether Jayalalithaa is alive or not; PM Narendra Modi must intervene, says expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa
- Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's condition continues to remain critical after suffering cardiac arrest
- I-T department rejects declaration of Rs 2,00,000 crore made under IDS by Mumbai family