After showing off his top form in the Group D matches, G.Sathiyan has advanced to the next round. He is now going to face World No 1 Timo Boll at the 2019 ITTF Men’s World Cup. The Indian paddler defeated both Jonathan Groth and Simon Gauzy to advance to the knockout stage of the tournament.
The final match between Timo Boll and G.Sathiyan is to be held in Chengdu, China. After winning the game, he spoke to the media expressing his nervousness as well as excitement in facing the fifth seed Timo Bell, “The name is enough. I am a huge fan of him (Boll), but the pressure is on him to deliver. This is the first time I will be playing against him in an international tournament, and I am looking forward to putting up a great show.”
This is the 16th time the World no 1 is taking part in the Men’s World Cup. He has won the title twice before.
Jonathan Groth of Denmark had experienced defeat in the first game against Simon Gauzy on Friday. In order to advance to the pre-quarters he needed to defeat the highest-ranked Indian Paddler G.Sathiyan, but he was unable to do so as Sathiyan won the game 11-3, 12-10, 7-11, 16-14, 8-11 and 11-8.