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Paul Drinkhall eyes Commonwealth table-tennis prize

Paul Drinkhall
Drinkhall made the last-32 at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne

Great Britain table-tennis player Paul Drinkhall is determined to avenge his disappointment at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games by winning in Delhi.

Drinkhall, then 16, crashed out in the last 32 at the games four years ago, but believes he can now challenge for a singles gold.

"Obviously I'm going there to win," Drinkhall said.

"This time I've played against all of the top players who will be there and beaten them all apart from one."

The Middlesbrough-born player, who recently signed a deal with Belgian Super Division Club Nodo TTC Ekeren after a spell playing in Germany, is part of an 11-man squad travelling to India in the Autumn.

We've got a strong team and I think we're capable of beating everyone in the team competition

Paul Drinkhall

Drinkhall finished fourth in the doubles competition in Australia last time around, as well as winning a singles bronze at Glasgow's Commonwealth Championships in 2009, and said he is confident that the squad will provide tough competition at the event.

"We've got a strong team and I think we're capable of beating everyone in the team competition, although Singapore will be difficult," said Drinkhall.

"We can beat them all, we just have to perform on the day."



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