Indian paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran defeated French Simon Gauzy to kickstart his campaign in the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Men’s World Cup on Friday here at Chengdu in China.
Gnanasekaran outclassed Gauzy 4-3 to register his maiden win over the French opponent. The Indian paddler was trailing 0-2, but he was able to register a comeback in the match to kickstart the group stage on a winning note. The entire match lasted for an hour and four minutes.
Gnanasekaran was able to display block and return shorts and it helped him to turn the tide of the match.
(With ANI inputs)