NEW DELHI: Indian paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran suffered a straight recreation loss to Chinese language Taipei’s Chuang Chih-Yuan within the quarterfinals to crash out of the boys’s singles occasion of the WTT Contender 2022 in Zagreb, Croatia on Saturday.
Sathiyan, world no. 34, misplaced 7-11, 9/11, 5-11 in opposition to the world no. 18 Chih-Yuan.
It was a disappointing outcome for the Indian, who had began his marketing campaign right here with a surprising 6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 12-10 win over world no. 6 and reigning European champion Darko Jorgic of Slovenia.
Sathiyan then defeated 16-year-old Chen Yuanyu of China 11-9, 11-7, 12-10 to advance to the quarterfinals.
Sathiyan is a part of the Indian desk tennis squad for the upcoming Commonwealth Video games which is scheduled to be held in Birmingham from July 28 to August 8.