Paddler Harmeet Desai in Qatar Open U-21 final

Paddler Harmeet Desai in Qatar Open U-21 final

Harmeet Desai entered the final of the under-21 men’s singles final beating Brazilian Hugo Calderano 11-6, 11-4, 11-8, 11-5 at the $3.5 million Qatar Open Super Series Table Tennis Championships here.

He will meet Frenchman Tristan Flore in the final Sunday. Flore defeated Benjamin Brossier in an all-French12 semifinal encounter 11-2, 11-9, 12-10, 11-3.

Desai’s victory Friday night was even sweeter as he accounted for the Brazilian who defeated compatriot Soumyajit Ghosh, the No.5 seed, 11-8, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9, 11-4 in the quarterfinals.

“I played faster than Soumyajit and continued with it throughout my match. My style of attacking game upset Hugo,” said Harmeet after the match.

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