Ace Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal ended his decade long wait for a title, producing a sensational performance to win the ITTF Challenger Plus Oman Open on Sunday. Despite being a game down, the 37-year-old Indian recovered well to outclass top seeded Marcos Freitas of Portugal 6-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-9, 3-11, 17-15 in the summit clash. It was in 2010 when Sharath had bagged his last title at Egypt Open. Since then he made two semi-final appearances — Morocco Open in 2011 and India Open in 2017 — but couldn’t manage to get through it.

Earlier in the semi-finals, Sharath pulled off a stunning come-from-behind victory against Russia’s Kirill Skachkov.

Fourth-seeded Sharath made a sensational comeback after being two games down to register 11-13,…

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