Paris, May 17 IANS | 2 years ago

Sharath Kamal took a game off World No.5 Timo Boll before going down 1-4 in the men's singles second round at the World Table Tennis Championships here, ending the Indian challenge in the mega event.

Germany's Timo Boll got the better of Sharath 9-11, 12-10, 11-1, 11-5, 11-2 in a round of 64 match Thursday night. The two paddlers play for the same club in Germany, Borussia Dusseldorf.

Sharath, ranked 69, was the lone Indian to get a direct entry in the main draw of 128. He had defeated Span's Carlos Machado in the first round.

Other Indians Anthony Amalraj and Soumyajit Ghosh lost their opening matches.

(Posted on 17-05-2013)