Indian table tennis player Manika Batra has created history by entering the semi-finals of the Asian Cup Table Tennis, becoming the first such player from India.
World number 44 Manika beat 23rd ranked Chinese Taipei’s Yen-Zhu-Yu 4-3 in a thrilling match. In terms of sets, he won 6-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-7, 8-11, 9-11, 11-9.
Earlier, Manika Batra pulled off an even bigger upset, defeating world number seven player Shrington of China in the pre-quarterfinals.
In the semi-finals, Manika will face the winner of the second quarter-final between Korea’s Gionee Jiffy and Japan’s Mitra Ito.