Oman table tennis: George Lopez lifts veterans title at ISC Open
November 11, 2017 | 4:43 PM
by Times News Service
Veterans singles: Champion George Lopez, left, and runner-up Zaheeruddin Khan. Photo - Supplied

Muscat: George Lopez claim the veterans’ singles title at the Villerroy & Boch +Hansgrohe Open Table Tennis Tournament organised by the Indian Social Club (ISC).

In the final, the Spanish veteran shrugged off the loss of the first two games and played with authority to turn the tables and stun Zaheeruddin Khan with a brilliant 5-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-0, 11-3, 11-8 victory.

It was Zaheer Khan who set the early pace with a confident showing and brilliant attacking play to win the first two games.

Lopez opened his score when he pulled back the third game and went all out to steamroll through the fourth for two-games-all. Zaheer was visibly under pressure as Lopez continued the onslaught and won the fifth game to take the lead. Zaheer made a valiant attempt but Lopez was on top of his game and won the next game to claim the veterans’ title.

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