Tokyo Olympics Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal bows out of Round 3 after 4-1 loss vs Chinese MA Long

Tokyo Olympics Table Tennis- Sharath Kamal vs MA Long: Sharath Kamal has been knocked out of Round 3 by MA Long. Sharath was in great form coming into this match after defeating Portuguese Tiago Apolonia. However, Sharath was defeated in this Round by Rio Olympics gold medalist MA Long: 11-7, 8-11, 13-11, 11-4, and 11-4. Even though Sharath played really well in Games 2 and 3, MA Long- one of the greatest table tennis players gave him no hopes of a comeback against him. MA Long qualifies for the Round of 16 after defeating Sharath Kamal in Round 3 of the Men’s Singles Event.

India paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal on Tuesday bowed out of the men’s singles event after losing his Round 3 match against current world champion Ma Long here at Tokyo Metropolitan Gym — Table 1 in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Ma Long defeated Kamal 4-1 in a match that lasted for 46 minutes.

Kamal was put on the backfoot in Game 1, losing it 7-11 and, and he was left with all to do in the following games. However, Kamal showed his experience and staged a comeback, winning Game 2.

The match kept on going back and forth, and after Game 3, it was Long who managed to take a 2-1 lead. Continuing from where he left off, Long took Game 4 and he was just minutes away from winning the match. Kamal was not able to make a comeback and he ended up losing the match within minutes.

On Monday, star paddler Manika Batra bowed out of the women’s singles event after losing her Round 3 match against Austria’s Sofia Polcanova. Sofia Polcanova defeated Batra 4-0.

India at Tokyo Olympics: Sharath Kamal vs MA Long Stats

Player Statistics

CHN

MA Long

IND

ACHANTA Kamal
M G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 M G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7
Points won 54 11 8 13 11 11 37 7 11 11 4 4
Biggest lead 7 5 2 2 7 7 4 1 4 2
Points won on own serve 29 5 5 8 4 7 20 2 7 7 1 3
Points lost on own serve 17 5 4 4 3 1 25 6 3 5 7 4
Most consecutive points won 6 5 4 4 6 6 6 3 6 3 2 2
Greatest deficit overcome 2 1 2 2 2

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India at Tokyo Olympics Table tennis: Sharath Kamal vs Ma Long live updates:

@9:49 AM: Ma leads 10-4, 6 match points

@9:49 AM: Ma leads 9-4

@9:48 AM: Ma leads 9-3

@9:47 AM: Ma leads 8-3

@9:47 AM: Ma leads 8-2

@9:46 AM: Ma leads 7-2

@9:45 AM: Ma leads 6-2

@9:45 AM: Ma leads 5-2

@9:45 AM: Ma leads 4-2

@9:44 AM: Ma leads 3-2

@9:44 AM: Sharath ties it at 2-2

@9:43 AM: Ma leads 2-1

@9:43 AM: Ma leads 2-0

@9:43 AM: Game 5 starts: Ma leads 1-0

@9:41 AM: MA Long wins 11-4, leads 3-1

@9:41 AM: Ma leads 10-4

@9:40 AM: Ma leads 9-3

@9:40 AM: Ma leads 9-2

@9:40 AM: Ma leads 8-2

@9:39 AM: Ma leads 7-2

@9:39 AM: Ma leads 6-2

@9:39 AM: Ma leads 6-1

@9:38 AM: Ma takes a 6-0 lead

@9:38 AM: Ma leads 4-0

@9:37 AM: Ma leads 3-0

@9:37 AM: Ma leads 2-0

@9:36 AM: Game 4 starts: Ma leads 1-0

@9:35 AM: MA Long wins 13-11. Leads 2-1

@9:34 AM: Ma leads 12-11, and calls a timeout

@9:33 AM: Sharath ties it again. Deuce

@9:33 AM: Ma takes the advantage

@9:32 AM: Sharath ties it at 10-10, Deuce

@9:31 AM: Ma leads 10-9, 1 game point for Ma

@9:30 AM: Ma leads 10-8

@9:29 AM: Ma leads 9-8

@9:29 AM: Ma ties again at 8-8

@9:28 AM: Sharath leads 8-7

@9:27 AM: Ma ties it at 7-7

@9:27 AM: Sharath leads 7-6

@9:27 AM: Sharath ties it at 6-6 now

@9:27 AM: Ma leads 6-5

@9:26 AM: Ma leads 6-4

@9:26 AM: Ma leads 5-4

@9:25 AM: Ma ties it at 4-4

@9:25 AM: Sharath leads 4-3

@9:24 AM: Sharath leads 4-2

@9:24 AM: Sharath leads 3-2

@9:24 AM: Back and forth game, Ma levels it again. 2-2

@9:23 AM: Sharath leads 2-1

@9:23 AM: Ma levels it at 1-1

@9:22 AM: Game 3 starts: Sharath leads 1-0

@9:21 AM: Sharath Kamal wins game 2, 11-8; ties it at 1-1

@9:20 AM: 2 game points for India. Sharath leads 10-8

@9:19 AM: Sharath leads 9-8

@9:19 AM: Amazing rally, but Ma wins it. Ties it at 8-8

@9:18 AM: Sharath leads 8-7, India calls a timeout. Ma starting his comeback.

@9:17 AM: Sharath leads 8-5

@9:16 AM: At the towel break, Sharath leads 8-4

@9:16 AM: Sharath leads 7-4

@9:15 AM: Sharath takes a 4-points lead, 7-3

@9:15 AM: Sharath leads 6-3

@9:14 AM: Sharath leads 5-3

@9:14 AM: Sharath leads 4-3

@9:13 AM: Sharath equalizes, 3-3

@9:13 AM: Ma leads 3-1

@9:12 AM: Ma leads 2-1

@9:12 AM: Ma equalizes, 1-1

@9:12 AM: Game 2 starts: Sharath takes a 1-0 lead

@9:11 AM: MA Long wins the 1st game 11-7

@9:11 AM: Ma leads 10-7, great rally from Kamal

@9:10 AM: Ma leads 10-6

@9:09 AM: Sharath misses the ball, Ma leads 9-5

@9:08 AM: Ma leads 8-5

@9:07 AM: Ma Long changes his racquet, Sharath Kamal comes back to tie the score 5-5

@9:06 AM: Ma leads 5-2

@9:06 AM: Ma leads 4-2

@9:05 AM: Ma leads 3-1

@9:02 AM: Match is underway

@8:54 AM: The match has not started yet due to the unavailability of tables. Previous matches are still going on.

@8:41 AM: Sharath Kamal will take on Rio Olympics’ Gold medalist in Round 3.

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India paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal on Monday progressed to Round 3 of the men’s singles event after defeating Portugal’s Tiago Apolonia here at Tokyo Metropolitan Gym — Table 1 in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

In the match, Kamal defeated Tiago 4-2 in Round 2 of the men’s singles event. He came from 0-1 behind to win the match after a 2-2 tie. He won the last two games to advance into round 3.

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Ma Long is heading into the match after four consecutive wins but he is yet to play a game in Tokyo Olympics while Sharath Kamal has momentum in his favor after winning the previous fixture. Can he continue the winning run as India pins hope for a medal in Table Tennis after medal prospect Manika Batra got knocked out?

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