Indian table tennis star G Sathiyan advanced to the third round of the Table tennis World Championships in Huston, USA as he beat Russia’s Vladimir Sidorenko 4-0 on Thursday.

The Indian won 11-9, 11-9, 11-8, 11-6 against the world no 179 and was in complete control of the tie throughout.

He is the only remaining Indian left in the competition after Ayhikha Mukherjee, lost 5-11, 4-11, 3-11, 4-11 to Hina Hayata of Japan.

Elsewhere men’s doubles India’s Anthony Amalraj and Harmeet Desai lost 11-8, 9-11, 9-11, 11-5, 8-11 to Nigerian opponents while women’s doubles pair of Ayhikha Mukherjee and Madhurika Patkar fell to a 3-11, 7-11, 4-11 defeat against the pair from Singapore.

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