Istomin, 31, came from behind to beat China's reigning US Open boys' champion, year-old Wu Yibing, on a tie-break, winning the men's singles final, in Palembang. But there will be no time to celebrate for Istomin, who only just managed to squeeze in his victory at the quadrennial Games before the US Open in New York. Istomin had a flight booked on Saturday afternoon to the the States via Jakarta and Istanbul, a gruelling journey of some 27 hours.
Nishioka, the fifth seed here, beat No. Toshiro Sakai was the last to accomplish the feat at the Tehran Asian Games. In Japan, tennis is becoming more and more popular, and hopefully this will make it even more a topic of conversation.
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India is currently at the 10th spot in the medals tally dominated by China. India has till now won 4 gold, 4 silver and 10 bronze medals. Comeback strong in the second, lead In the biggest upset of the AsianGames for TeamIndiathe Men's Kabaddi team bowed out of their Men's team Semi-final match after losing to an invincible defence of the Iranian team by
Paddlers complete SAG gold-silver medals' sweep. Shillong, February Indian paddlers, as expected, shared the entire gold-silver booty, leaving the lesser medals to the neighbours in the table tennis events of the South Asian Games which came to conclusion at the Nehru Indoor Stadium here this afternoon. In all, India captured all the gold and silver medals on offer at the Games, including in the team event to end with five gold and four silver medals.
At the 18th Asian GamesZhang Ling and Eudice Chong both equalled the former's best result in women's singles by reaching the quarterfinals, while the mixed doubles team of Brian Yeung and Zhang Ling also made the last eight and, in the process, setting a new benchmark for this event. All three entries fell just one victory shy of a medal. We stayed together all the way and almost made history.
The No. China's Wang Qiang hits a return against China's Zhang Shuai not in frame during the women's singles final tennis match at the Asian Games in Palembang on Aug 24, I think I am quite prepared for this tournament.
Jakarta, Aug India's tennis player Prajnesh Gunesswaran settled for a bronze medal after going down to Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin in men's singles semi-finals byin the ongoing Asian Games here on Friday August The left-handed tennis player looked no match to his opponent who never gave an opportunity to the Indian to script a comeback. Asian Games Special Page. The year-old Indian was finally defeated but he brought India the third medal in tennis after Ankita Raina bronze in women's singles and Rohan Bopanna-Divij Sharan bagged a gold in men's doubles event.
The 18th edition of Asian Games is set to begin in Jakarta and Palembang on August 18, with Indian sportspersons in contention for medals. After a successful Commonwealth Games, in which India finished third on the table with 66 medals — 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze — the expectations from the Indian contingent are high. Out of the Indian sportspersons in Indonesia, 12 are tennis players.