Sharath Kamal in pre-quarters at Swedish Open

New Delhi: Ace Indian paddler Achantha Sharath Kamal overcame a second game lapse to beat higher- ranked Li Hu to move to the pre-quarterfinals of the Swedish Open, an ITTF Pro Tour being held in Stockholm.

The 75th ranked Kamal beat his world number 31 rival from Singapore 11-8, 5-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-5 in the round of 32.

Earlier, Kamal had blanked Australia`s Henez Willam 12-10 11-5 11-3 11-7.

Kamal will next face second seeded Chinese Ma Long.

In the Youth Boys section, India`s rising stars, Soumyajit Ghosh and Harmeet Desai have also booked pre-quarterfinal berths.


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