Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 15 in Dec 2013

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 15 in Dec 2013

Postby jaydeep » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:43 am

Disappointing loss for Saurav against Scotsman Alan Clyne in straight games.

At $25K Men's Wimbledon Club Open 2017, London, England

[SF] (1) Saurav Ghosal (IND,26) l (4) Alan Clyne (SCO,32) 3-11, 10-12, 9-11 (60m)

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 15 in Dec 2013

Postby PKBasu » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:58 am

Saurav seems to be on the decline: he seems to have hit a plateau for awhile around the 15-20 ranking range, but is now slipping. Sad.

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 15 in Dec 2013

Postby jaydeep » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:18 pm

Saurav is still finding his rhythm after his long break ... He lost in the final qualifying round against Scotsman Alan Clyne in straight games.

At $150K Men's Allam British Open 2017, Hull, England

[Q1] (1) Saurav Ghosal (IND,26) bt Joe Lee (ENG,43) 12-10, 11-9, 7-11, 11-5 (67m)

[Q2] (1) Saurav Ghosal (IND,26) l (9) Alan Clyne (SCO,32) 7-11, 4-11, 4-11 (42m)

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 15 in Dec 2013

Postby jaydeep » Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:50 am

Saurav lost another semi-final match against a similar ranked player but this time he gave a fighting performance ... After winning the first game Saurav lost next three but he tried really hard in this long match.

At $25K Men's Montreal Open 2017, Canada

[R1] (1) Saurav Ghosal (IND,26) bt (Q) Alfredo Avila (MEX,54) 11-2, 11-7, 11-3 (34m)
[QF] (1) Saurav Ghosal (IND,26) bt Arturo Salazar (MEX) 11-8, 9-11, 9-11, 11-4, 15-13

[SF] (1) Saurav Ghosal (IND,26) l (3) Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY,29) 12-10 10-12 7-11 15-17 (76m)

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 15 in Dec 2013

Postby jaydeep » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:32 pm

Saurav failed to cross the first hurdle in El Gouna International as he lost against the local qualifier in four games after winning the first game.

At $150K Men's El Gouna International Open 2017, Egypt

[R1] Saurav Ghosal (IND,30) l (Q) Karim Ali Fathi (EGY,43) 11-5 10-12 7-11 9-11 (71m)

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 15 in Dec 2013

Postby PKBasu » Fri May 05, 2017 1:36 am

Saurav lived up to his seeding (2nd) to make the final of the Asian squash championship in Chennai last week; surprisingly, this was the first time an Asian had made the final of the Asian championship (I would've expected Saurav himself to have done it before...). But he lost in the final to the top seed (and world #17) Max Lee of Hong Kong, 11-5, 4-11, 8-11, 7-11.

Saurav hasn't quite got back to his best since his wedding in February (to Diya Pallikal, sister of Deepika, who was also runner-up in the Asian Squash championship this year!).

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 15 in Dec 2013

Postby prasen9 » Sat May 06, 2017 3:07 pm

PKBasu wrote:surprisingly, this was the first time an Asian had made the final of the Asian championship (I would've expected Saurav himself to have done it before...).
You mean first Indian male? Misha Grewal was a runner up in 1996.

On the women's side, it was a clean sweep in the finals. Chinappa defeated Pallikal.

(Thanks to Mr. Rajit Ghosh who posted all this in the Chinappa thread.)


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