Paddler Harmeet Desai in Qatar Open U-21 final
Posted on Feb 22 2014 | IANS
Doha, Feb 22 : Harmeet Desai entered the final of the under-21 men's singles final beating Brazilian Hugo Calderano 11-6, 11-4, 11-8, 11-5 at the USD 3.5 million Qatar Open Super Series Table Tennis Championships here.
He will meet Frenchman Tristan Flore in the final Sunday. Flore defeated Benjamin Brossier in an all-French semifinal encounter 11-2, 11-9, 12-10, 11-3.
Desai's victory Friday night was even sweeter as he accounted for the Brazilian who defeated compatriot Soumyajit Ghosh, the No.5 seed, 11-8, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9, 11-4 in the quarterfinals.
"I played faster than Soumyajit and continued with it throughout my match. My style of attacking game upset Hugo," said Harmeet after the match.