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Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 15 in Dec 2013

Postby PKBasu » Thu Jan 08, 2004 11:20 am

This 17-year-old from Chennai (original home: 9 Mandeville Gardens, Calcutta) is the British Open Junior champion 2004. The first Indian to achieve the feat. (A few weeks ago, interestingly, Siddharth Suchde -- currently a Harvard student -- beat Saurav on the way to the Scottish Open title; India's squash future appears very bright).
The British Open is the squash equivalent to tennis's Wimbledon. Saurav's achievement is therefore akin to Ramanathan Krishnan's in 1954. Let's hope either Saurav, Siddharth or the current India #1 Ritwik Bhattacharya go on to outdo Ramanathan in the pro ranks....
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Saurav Ghoshal thread - Junior world #1

Postby kathiresan_v » Thu Jan 08, 2004 2:20 pm

Saurav with British Junior Open title, prestigious Drysdale Cup ;

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Postby david » Thu Jan 08, 2004 3:18 pm

Nice Picture! Thanks Kathir.

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Saurav Ghoshal thread - Junior world #1

Postby BSharma » Fri Jan 09, 2004 12:32 am

See the report about the British Junior Open at SquashTalk - a website that seems to know about the sport.

Here is a sample of what the report said about Saurav Ghosal. Read the entire report.

"Ghosal, a small fast-footed 17-year-old from Calcutta, has won only local junior events until now, but has been training with Cyrus Poncha on the new championship courts at Chennai over the past year. He hits the ball with ferocious technically based power and speed for such a slight character and tonight quickly established himself as the dominant force on the court against an opponent of considerably more height and width." (bold character - my emphasis)

India's Ghosal breaks Egyptians, Pakisanis Stranglehold over Medal Podium by Colin McQuilllan for SquashTalk, Jan 6, 2004

Congratulations Saurav and Coach Cyrus!

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Saurav Ghoshal thread - Junior world #1

Postby kathiresan_v » Fri Jan 09, 2004 10:22 am

Here is an article written by Ghosal himself in Indiansquash.com, intersting, although a last year one ;

My Debut at a PSA Event

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Saurav Ghoshal thread - Junior world #1

Postby PKBasu » Fri Jan 09, 2004 5:23 pm

Sourav's masterful victory in the final suggests he has a bright future in pro squash. But he will probably need to look over his shoulder for Pakistan's Atlas Khan, the under-15 champion. But it will be enthralling to see these young Indian squash players -- Ritwik, Sourav, Siddharth, Joshna -- take on the world over the next decade.

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Postby kathiresan_v » Tue Jan 20, 2004 7:08 am

Looks like SauravG is concentrating on his 12th std examinations and hope he will hit on pro-tour / juniors from April '04 onwards on a regular basis.

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Saurav Ghoshal thread - Junior world #1

Postby PKBasu » Wed Jan 21, 2004 2:11 pm

I like this young man's poise and confidence. Check out this interview on rediff:
http://in.rediff.com/sports/2004/jan/21inter.htm

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Saurav Ghoshal thread - Junior world #1

Postby kathiresan_v » Tue Jun 01, 2004 2:31 am

Here is an Times of India article / interview with Saurav Ghosal;

Farhan is the big threat at Worlds : Ghoshal


Are you thinking about the world crown?
It has to happen when I am around 23-24. I hope I can crack the top hundred at the end of year and in four years make it to the top 20. I need sponsors.


The World Junior Men's Indiv & Team Championship, Pakistan is scheduled from 17-28 Aug '04.

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Postby BSharma » Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:49 pm

Sourav Ghosal gets the boys' number 1 ranking in the world. :D
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Ghosal, 1st Indian to be rated world junior No. 1

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Postby BSharma » Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:31 pm

Read the rediff interview with Saurav Ghosal.

The Rediff Interview/Sourav Ghosal

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Postby kathiresan_v » Sat Oct 16, 2004 2:16 am

Saurav Ghosal qualified into Czech Classic ($10k) Prague this week and lost in the first round in a tough 5 setter, where as Raj Nanda of Australia made the final.

R1 [Q] Saurav Ghosal (IND) l. [8] Lars Harms (SUI) 11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 2-11, 9-11 (78m)

Final: (3) Jan Koukal (Cze) def. (7) Raj Nanda (Aus) 9/11, 7/11, 11/6, 11/4, 11/2 (66m)

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Saurav Ghoshal thread - Junior world #1

Postby warpspeed » Sun Dec 12, 2004 3:36 pm

Saurav achived a fantastic double this year. In addition he helped TN win the team champs

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Saurav Ghoshal thread - Junior world #1

Postby Dhruv » Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:54 pm

Saurav is playing in Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur Open ($7250 Super Satellite) in which I thought Ritwik might play after the US but I guess the flights make it unfeasible.

Here is the draw

[1] Shamsul Islam Khan (PAK) v [Q] Nafzahizam Adnan (MAS)
[7] Timothy Arnold (MAS) v Takehide Hota (JPN)
[3] Farhan Mehboob (PAK) v Bradley Hindle (AUS)
[5] Saurav Ghosal (IND) v Kim Lee Wong (MAS)
[8] Amr Mansi (EGY) v Elvinn Keo (MAS)
[4] Morten W Sorensen (DEN) v [Q] Mohd Asyraf Azan (MAS)
[6] Safeer Ullah Khan (PAK) v [Q] Shahril Shahidan (MAS)
[2] Yasir Butt (PAK) v [Q] Nasser B Al-Ramzi (KUW)

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Saurav Ghoshal thread - Junior world #1

Postby Dhruv » Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:48 pm

After today's R1

[3] Farhan Mehboob (PAK) bt Bradley Hindle (AUS) 7-11, 11-7, 11-5, 7-11, 11-9 (52m)
[5] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt Kim Lee Wong (MAS) 10-11 (0-2), 11-3, 11-8, 11-7 (45m)

We have the #3 vs #5.

Best of luck to Saurav


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