On a historic day in the Czech capital, a Saudi team, Jeddah, defeated the world’s number one-ranked team Liman 20-15.
The match in Prague saw Nemanja Draskovic lead Jeddah with a game-high seven points in the final, capping off an outstanding individual effort throughout the weekend.
Aleksandar Ratkov who plays for Liman won a bronze medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. However, his search for a World Tour title this season was extended with his defeat.
Jeddah advanced to the final of the competition after defeating Lithuanian team Utena Uniclub 22-12, while Liman defeated Pirot 21-14.
The World Tour Masters circuit will next move to Abu Dhabi where matches are scheduled from October 29 to 30.
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The Saudi team has risen to the top ten following their victory in Prague.
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