Qatar Open : 2018 ITTF World Tour Platinum

The Qatar Open is an annual table tennis tournament in Doha, Qatar, run by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). It is currently part of the ITTF World Tour

A Platinum series tournament, the highest level; staged in Doha, started on Tuesday 6th March and concludes on Sunday 11th March.

The tournament was first held in 1994, and has featured on the ITTF World Tour’s schedule every year since 2005, and previously from 1997–99 and 2001-03.

6 Men (Sathiyan GNANASEKARAN, Amalraj ANTHONY, Sanil Shetty, Sharath Kamal, Harmeet Desai and Soumyajit Ghosh) and 2 women (Manika Batra and Mouma Das) will represent India. Tournament will start from qualification, you can follow full result from main draw on our website. Indian Result –

Player Event Qualification Pre Round Round Of 32 Round of 16 QuarterFinal
Sathiyan GNANASEKARAN Men’s Single Finish 1st in Group 27
Win 1, lost 1
KIM Donghyun(KOR)
Win – (4-0)
OSHIMA Yuya (JPN)
Win – (4-3)
Harimoto Tomokazu(JPN)
Lost – (3-4)
ACHANTA Sharath Kamal Men’s Single Finish 1st in Group 31
Win 2, lost 0
KALLBERG Anton (SWE)
Win – (4-2)

FILUS Ruwen (GER)
Win – (4-1)
NIWA Koki (JPN)
Win – (4-1)
GROTH Jonathan (DEN)
lost – (0-4)
Sanil Shetty Men’s Single Finish 2nd in Group 29
Win – 1, lost 1
Did not Qualify
Amalraj ANTHONY Men’s Single Finish 2nd in Group 19
Win – 1, lost 1
Did not Qualify
Harmeet Desai Men’s Single Finish 2nd in Group 33
Win – 2, lost 1
Did not Qualify
Soumyajit Ghosh Men’s Single Finish 2nd in Group 32
Win – 1, lost 1
Did not Qualify
Manika Batra Women Single Finish 1st in Group 12
Win 2, lost 0
CHE Xiaoxi
Lost – (1-4)
Mouma Das Women Single Finish 3rd in Group 13
Win – 0, lost 2
Did not Qualify
Sanil Shetty / Amalraj ANTHONY Men’s Double
GAUZY Simon (FRA)/C.Hugo (BRA)
lost – (1-3)
Sathiyan G / Sharath Kamal Men’s Double
AL-HAJAJI /H. Yousef(QAT)
Win – (3-0)
K,KARLSSON /M.KARLSSON (SWE)
Win – (3-2)
FANG Bo / LIN Gaoyuan (CHN)
Lost – (1-3)
Mouma Das /Manika Batra Women Double
Bye
K.Tamolwa(THA)/M.Karolina (CZE)
Win – (3-0)
Hoi Kem / Ho Ching (HKG)
Lost -(0-3)

key moment

  • World rank 71 ACHANTA Sharath Kamal won both their qualification group stage match and advance to Pre Round, After winning both pre-round match Sharath Kamal Face KALLBERG Anton (WR – 61) of Sweden in round of 32 and comfortable beat him by 4-1, and In 2nd round, Kamal pull off big upset by defeating World Rank 7 NIWA Koki of Japan by 4-1, but In Pre Qf GROTH Jonathan (WR – 26) of Denmark beat him and end his good run.
  • Sathiyan GNANASEKARAN world rank 49 also pulled up some big tournament in this Platinum Tour. After finishing top in his qualifying group he wins Pre Round easily and advance to main round. In Round of 32 he beat Korean opponent KIM Donghyun by 4-0, Like Kamal, he also creates a huge upset in next round as he beat 18th rank OSHIMA Yuya of Japan by 4-3. In Pre Qf, he Faces young Japnese table tennis sensation world rank 10 MATSUDAIRA Kenta, and both played a thriller match where Japanese edge past Indian by 4-3.
  • In double Both Kamal and Sathiyan beat world Rank 12 KARLSSON brother from Sweden by 3-2 and advance to QF. In Qf, they Face Chinese and lost to young pair by 1-3. where Manika Batra and Mouma Dass beat K.Tamolwa(THA) / M.Karolina (CZE) by 3-0.In quarter-final, world Rank 4th Hoi Kem / Ho Ching of HongKong did not give Indian chance and beat them easily by 3-0.