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Table tennis News: Achanta Sharath Kamal on India's chances in the Asian Games

Achanta Sharath Kamal upstaged teammate G Sathiyan to become the highest ranking Indian table tennis player at world number 33, recapturing his top position among the Indians. This was Sharath Kamal's second-best world rankings after the No. 32 in May 2015. After the Suzhou World Championships, where he suffered a hip injury, there was a dip in his form. Since then, he won his record-equalling eighth national singles title at Ranchi. Sathiyan, who is at No. 39, has shown a jump of just one spot while Sharath has gained 10 positions. Harmeet Desai, who was at 79th before the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, is also in the top 100 but 20 places behind at No. 99. The ITTF's world ranking list takes into calculation the two important events that India played recently in South Korea and Australia. With three Indian men players in top 100, Manika Batra is the only woman who has been showing a steady improvement. She has gained 24 places to beat No. 57. She was previously at No. 81.

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  • Released : 04-Aug-2018

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