WTT Contender: Three Indian desk tennis gamers in qualifiers, prime Indians in principal draw



Three Indian desk tennis gamers – Anthony Amalraj, Manav Thakkar and Reeth Rishya – will vie for a spot in the primary draw of the WTT Star Contender desk tennis match in Doha. The {qualifications} are set to begin on Monday (September 19), whereas the primary draw, which options a few of the greatest in enterprise, will start on Wednesday (September 21).

Tamil Nadu desk tennis participant Anthony Amalraj, seeded eighth within the qualifiers, will get a first-round bye. He’ll meet the winner of the competition between Afghanistan’s Behrooz Daneshmand, who’s one in all three Afghanistan gamers to have been awarded a wild card by the organizers, and Japan’s Yuto Kizukuri.

Manav Thakkar will face off towards French desk tennis participant Abdel-Kader Salifou within the second spherical, whereas Mumbai-based desk tennis participant Reeth Rishya will meet native woman Shouq Abdulla within the first spherical.

A complete of 44 desk tennis gamers will play the qualifying rounds, scheduled to be held on Monday and Tuesday. This consists of three Afghanistan gamers – Mustafa Bakhtiyari, Mohammad Hosseini and Behrooz Daneshmand. The Afghanistan desk tennis gamers had been awarded wildcards by organizers for the qualification rounds.

Mustafa Bakhtiyari will face Beh Kun Ting of Singapore within the first qualifying spherical whereas Mohammad Hosseini is up towards Chinese language Taipei’s Solar Chia-hung. Behrooz Daneshmand will play Yuto Kizukuri of Japan within the first spherical qualifying matches.

High Indian desk tennis stars in principal draw

The WTT Star Contender match might be held on the Lusail Sports activities Area in Doha. The WTT Star Contender desk tennis match would be the third WTT occasion in Qatar in 2021 and affords 600 ITTF desk tennis world rating factors and a $200,000 prize purse.

In the primary draw, prime Indian gamers Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (world rank 38), Harmeet Desai (world rank 71), Archana Girish Kamath (world rank 132) and Sreeja Akula (world rank 143) are within the fray within the males’s and ladies’s singles classes respectively.

Within the males’s doubles, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran will group up with Anthony Amalraj whereas Harmeet Desai and Manav Thakkar will type a pair. They are going to be in motion in the primary draw. Within the combined doubles occasion, Manav Thakkar will group up with Archana Kamath.

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