Sporting Digest: Table tennis

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Matthew Syed, the England champion, stunned the world No 11 Peter Karlsson, of Sweden, at the Australian Open in Melbourne with a 13-21, 19-21, 21- 16, 21-7, 21-14, victory. Syed, 33rd in the world, went out in the next round, beaten in three games by Kalin Kreanga, of Greece.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN GRAND PRIX (Melbourne) Men's singles second round (selected): M Syed (Eng) bt P Karlsson (Swe) 13-21 19-21 21-16 21-7 21-14; J Perrson (Swe) bt C Prean (Eng) 21-16 21-7 21-8. Third round: K Kreanga (Gr) bt Syed 21-17 21-15 21-13.