Hugo Calderano dug deep to overcome Darko Jorgić in the men's singles final in Doha ©Getty Images

Brazil’s Hugo Calderano and Japan’s Hina Hayata won the respective men’s and women’s singles titles at the World Table Tennis Star Contender Doha in Qatar.

Calderano became the first player from South America to win a WTT crown after overcoming Slovenia’s Darko Jorgić 11-5, 6-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-3, 11-9.

Jorgić saved three game points in the third game to take the lead for the first time in the match.

Calderano responded superbly, reeling off the next three games with few problems to secure the title.

He is now set to climb to a career-high world ranking of fifth position following his triumph.

"I’m feeling great, and I’m so happy to win the title," said Calderano.

"It was a tough match, both physically and mentally.

"It probably wasn’t the best level we can play - I think we were both tired from the rest of the tournament, but I was able to push myself and deal with the situation, so I’m very happy with my performance.

"In the fourth game, I was down 6-3, and I think that was a key moment for me when I recovered as it was very tough for him to come back after I won the game.

"The main thing is winning the title, of course, but it’s also great to see it showing in the rankings, so I’m just happy and will try and celebrate it as much as I can."

Hina Hayata edged top seed  top seed Jeon Ji-hee in a seven-game thriller before beating Doo Hoi Kem in the women's singles final ©Getty Images
Hina Hayata edged top seed top seed Jeon Ji-hee in a seven-game thriller before beating Doo Hoi Kem in the women's singles final ©Getty Images

Calderano defeated England’s Liam Pitchford 11-2, 11-8, 8-11, 11-5, 11-9 in the semi-finals as Jorgic downed South Korean Lee Sang-su 13-11, 12-14, 11-7, 9-11, 11-7, 11-2 in the other last-four clash.

In the women’s draw, sixth seed Hayata stunned top seed Jeon Ji-hee of South Korea with a 8-11, 9-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7, 11-5 victory to secure a place in the final against Hong Kong’s Doo Hoi Kem who defeated Ukraine’s Margaryta Pesotska 11-4, 11-5, 12-10, 11-1.

Hayata then backed up her win over Jeon by beating Doo 11-6, 11-6, 11-9, 7-11, 11-7.

"In the semi-finals, I was 0-3 down against Jeon Ji-hee," said Hayata who won the mixed doubles crown alongside compatriot Shunsuke Togami yesterday.

"It was very difficult, but I managed to turn it around 4-3.

"I’m also very happy to beat Doo Hoi Kem as she’s a really good player.

"I hope this is a good birthday present for my coach."

Miyu Nagasaki and Minami Ando of Japan won the women’s doubles title with a 11-8, 11-9, 11-6 victory over South Koreans Yang Hae-un and Jeon.

Cho Seung-min and An Jae-hyun of South Korea defeated English pair Paul Drinkhall and Pitchford 11-7, 4-11, 11-9, 11-4 in the men’s doubles final.