ITTF-ATTU Asian Cup: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran beats World No. 14, qualifies for WC
Yokohama: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran booked his spot at the World Cup as he defeated World No. 14 Wong Chun Ting of Hong Kong at the ITTF-ATTU Asian Cup here on Saturday.
The 28th-ranked beat Wong with 12-10, 10-12, 11-5, 11-6, 11-8 scoreline. Sathiyan will take on Lin Yun-Ju of Taiwan on Sunday for a shot at the fifth position.
Lin Yun-Ju is seven places ahead of Sathiyan in the ITTF rankings.
Earlier, Sathiyan had lost 5-11, 5-11, 11-6, 6-11, 3-11 to reigning world and Olympic champion Chinese Ma Long in the quarterfinals.