Tomokazu Harimoto and Hina Hayata reached the final of the mixed doubles at the World Championships

Tomokazu Harimoto and Hina Hayata advanced to the mixed doubles final at the World Table Tennis Championships with a 3-1 victory over China’s Lin Shidong and Kuai Man on Thursday.

Harimoto and Hayata won 7-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-6 and set up their second consecutive final against Wang Chuqin and Sun Yingsha of China, who had beaten them at the previous World Championships in 2021.

The Japanese duo squandered a 7-3 lead by losing the first game against Lin and Kuai, but regrouped and started beating them in a Day 6 rally in Durban, South Africa.

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