India may not have had the best of fortunes in the Men's team event at the Asian Championships 2012 as they finished 8th in the championships. India's star player Sharath Kamel Achanta lost three matches in the team event which included Noshad Alamiyan, Huang Sheng-Sheng and Chen Chien-An. Kamel was sad and down as he and his team were out on the second day. However determined as ever, in the Men's doubles Kamel and his compatriot Saha produced the win of their lifes!


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On the fifth day of the championships the Men's doubles took place with India's pairing Kamel and Subhajit Saha causing one of the biggest upset in World table tennis! The Indian pairing defeated a Chinese side which included the reigning Olympic Champion and reigning World Champion by three sets to nil!

Sharath Kamal Achanta and Subhajit Saha Ma Lin and Zhang Jike by 3 sets to 0 with scores: 11-2, 11-9, 11-3


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Kamal and Saha are well known for their doubles skills. In September 2009 and 2010 on both occasions Kamel and Saha defeated the number 1 seeds Gao Ning and Yang Zi in the final!
Can Kamal and Saha go on to win the Men's doubles? Ma Long and Wang Hao will be wathcing them closesly! :)

Congratulations to India! The men singles event at the Asian Championships has started, check out the draw, seedings, results and matches here


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