India's campaign ended at the Asian Table Tennis Championship as A Sharath Kamal bowed out in the pre-quarterfinals after losing to Lam Siu Hang of Hong Kong at Wuxi today. Kamal went down 2-3 (6-11 11-9 9-11 14-12 10-12) after waging a spirited fight. Despite losing the first game rather quickly, Kamal made amends and came back strongly in the second game against the Hong Kong paddler, who exacted revenge in a similar fashion by winning the third game with minimal points to go 2-1 up. A more determined Sharath started to attack well and almost cornered his opponent by saving two match matches to level the scores 2-2. However, the Hong Kong paddler kept a slender lead in the decider and in spite of Sharath managing to deuce at 10-10, Lam took the next two crucial points, one each on his own serve and once breaking Kamal's, to enter the quarterfinals.
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