The Indian pair of Soumyajit Ghosh and G Sathiyan came close to toppling the top-seeded Japanese duo of Jin Uda and Maharu Yoshimura, only to end with a silver in the men’s doubles at the Bulgaria Open in Panagyurishte today. The experienced Japanese pair overcame a tough fight from the Indians to win 11-13, 11-7, 11-4, 6-11, 11-5 to take home their second title.
For Ueda and Yoshimura this was second title in three World Tour final appearances. However, for Ghosh and Sathiyan this was their first appearance together in a men’s doubles final. Defeat for the duo means that India are still waiting for their first gold medal on the ITTF World Tour.