Raphael Kandra

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QATAR CLASSIC RD2: KANDRA TOPPLES GHOSAL TO REACH LAST…

Germany’s World No.33 Raphael Kandra upset the seedings on day two of the Qatar Classic after he took out World No.13 Saurav Ghosal 10-12, 11-9, 11-4, 11-7, with the Indian struggling with an injury towards the end of the match. Kandra was 8-6 down in the first but managed to claw his way back into the game to hold two game balls. A lengthy rally with some sublime retrievals on show from both players saw Ghosal save one of those game balls before

Germany Kandra books place in second round

Germany’s Raphael Kandra booked his place in round two of the Qatar Classic after he came back from a game down to overcome the challenge of Switzerland’s Dimitri Steinmann. Kandra, the World No.33, wasn’t at the races early on as Steinmann put in a confident display and attacked with vigour to take a one-game lead for the loss of five points. A change in approach from Kandra in the third game paid dividends though as he lengthened the rallies to sap the energy