Indian paddler Harmeet Desai won wins men’s singles title at International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Challenge Indonesia Open 2019 Table Tennis tournament held at Batam, Indonesia.
This was Harmeet’s first title on foreign soil and overall second International title of the year, after he had won Commonwealth championship in July 2019 held in Cuttack, Odisha.
In an all-Indian men’s singles final of ITTF Challenge Indonesia Open Table Tennis tournament, held in Batam, Indonesia, Harmeet had defeated compatriot Amalraj Anthony by 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9, 10-12, 11-9 score. Earlier, he had defeated Yuto Kizikuri (Japan) and Siu Hang Lam (Hong Kong) by the same scoreline of 4-2 in the quarters and semifinals respectively. In previous round of eight and four, Amalraj had recorded identical 4-0 victories over Joao Monteiro (Portugal) and Ibrahima Diaw (Senegal).