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World TT C'ships 2024: Indian Men Suffer 0-3 Defeat Against South Korea

Veteran Sharath Kamal, reigning national champion Harmeet Desai and G Sathiyan lost their respective singles to go down meekly in their third group stage tie against third seeds South Korea at World Table Tennis Championships 2024

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India Men's Table Tennis team ahead of World Table Tennis Championships 2024. (Photo: X|India_AllSports)
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India endured a second consecutive loss at the World Table Tennis Team Championships, going down to hosts South Korea 0-3 Busan on Monday. (More Table Tennis News)

Veteran Sharath Kamal, reigning national champion Harmeet Desai and G Sathiyan lost their respective singles to go down meekly in their third group stage tie against third seeds Korea.

Harmeet, who is India's top-ranked player at 67, went down to world number 14 Jang Woojin 4-11, 10-12, 8-11.

Sathiyan was then brushed aside by world number 16 Lim Jonghoon 5-11, 7-11, 7-11 with India trailing 0-2.

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Sharath managed to put up a fight, taking the second game but couldn't capitalise on the momentum losing 9-11, 11-8, 6-11, 5-11 to Lee San Su and conceding the tie.

After winning its opening tie against Chile, the Indian team lost 1-3 to Poland. But despite the two losses, India lie in the second spot in Group 3 behind Korea.

Later in the day, the India women's team will take on Uzbekistan.

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