Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran of India advanced to the semifinals of the mens singles category at the upcoming Commonwealth Games on Saturday . Kamal defeated Quek Izaac Yong of Singapore by 4-0 in the singles category .
Birmingham (United Kingdom), August 6 : Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran of India advanced to the semifinals of the mens singles category at the upcoming Commonwealth Games on Saturday.Kamal made it to the final four after defeating Quek Izaac Yong of Singapore by 4-0.He defeated his opponent by 11-6, 11-7, 11-4, and 11-7.Kamal was at his best during the match, crushing his opponent in four games in a row and not allowing him to be in a competitive advantage.He defeated his English opponent by 11-5, 11-7, 11-5, 8-11, 10-12, and 11-9.Walker won the match and took the lead by winning the first two games.Despite the fact that the Indian dominated the next two games, the Englishman bounced back to win them both.The odds are now even at 2-2. Sanil Shetty, on the other hand, was forced out of the mens singles tournament by a 1-4 defeat to Englands Liam Pitchford.Pitchford had lost the first game by 9-11.In the next four games, he came back strong, winning by 11-6, 11-8, 11-8, 11-4, and finally secured his spot in the semis.Earlier this season, the Indian team also recorded a few victories in the womens doubles division. This Indian duo defeated their opponents by 11-5, 11-5, and 11-3.Manika and Diya got off to a solid start in the first round of play, winning the match convincingly.They didn't look back and won 3-0 over Anna Chloe Thomas Wu Zang and Lara Whitto of Wales, as the other Indian womens doubles duo was also strong in this one-sided affair.They won by 11-7, 11-4, and 11-3 to guarantee their spot in the quarterfinals.