Sharath Kamal wins Oman Open
Indian paddler Sharath Kamal gave a sensational performance to clinch the 2020 ITTF Challenger Plus Oman Open men’s singles title.
The seasoned campaigner was down by a game but recovered well to outclass top seeded Marcos Freitas of Portugal 6-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-9, 3-11, 17-15 in the final.
With Oman Open crown, the 37-year-old also ended his decade-long wait for a title in an ITTF event.
It was in 2010 when Sharath had bagged his last title at Egypt Open. Since then he made two semi-final appearances — Morocco Open in 2011 and India Open in 2017 — but couldn’t manage to get through it.
Earlier in the semi-finals, Sharath pulled off a stunning come-from-behind victory against Russia’s Kirill Skachkov.
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