Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 11 in Oct 2018

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

Post by jaydeep » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:31 am

Yes, defending champion Gawad raised his game after 0-4 down in the second game ... Still, a good run in the Worlds for Saurav.

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 14 in Feb 2018

Post by jaydeep » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:15 pm

Saurav have achieved his career best ranking of #14 in new ranking update with his consistent performances in last few months.

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 14 in Feb 2018

Post by arjun2761 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:49 pm

Congrats to Saurav for sticking with it and getting to a career high after nearly 5 years....

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 14 in Feb 2018

Post by PKBasu » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:20 am

Squash has very strange ranking and seeding systems. At the world championship this year, Saurav (ranked 16 then) beat the world #10 (seeded 9) in the first round, but ran into the reigning champion (seeded 4th) in the round of 16. How could three of the world's top-16 be in the same section of the draw (i.e., drawn to play each other before the QF)?!

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 14 in Feb 2018

Post by suresh » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:09 am

Such things happens when there are only 8 seeds. I recall Saina (as world no 9) playing world no 8 in R1 of a badminton tournament where a similar ranking was followed.

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 14 in Feb 2018

Post by jaydeep » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:30 pm

Saurav continues with his rich form and lifted another title last week after winning $35K Indian Open ... He defeated 2nd seed Müller in the thrilling match ... After 1-2 games down Saurav needed to dig deep to fightback ... He won the fourth game and then won nail-biting final game on extra points.

At $35K Men's Indian Open 2018, Mumbai, India

[R1] (1) Saurav Ghosal (IND,14) bt (Q) Karim El Hammamy (EGY,69) 11-3, 11-4, 11-6 (44m)
[QF] (1) Saurav Ghosal (IND,14) bt (5) Karim Ali Fathi (EGY,39) 11-8, 11-6, 11-7 (37m)
[SF] (1) Saurav Ghosal (IND,14) bt (3) Greg Lobban (SCO,33) 11-8, 13-11, 11-6 (54m)

Final
(1) Saurav Ghosal (IND,14) bt (2) Nicolas Müller (SUI,24) 11-9, 5-11, 6-11, 11-7, 12-10 (67m)

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 13 in Apr 2018

Post by jaydeep » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:19 pm

With his recent consistent performances Saurav has climbed to new personal best - WR #13 ... Great work.

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 13 in Apr 2018

Post by jaydeep » Wed May 16, 2018 3:54 am

In prestigious British Open, Saurav started with a hard-fought win over rising Scottish player, Greg Lobban ... After winning the first game Saurav lost next two games but he kept fighting and won next two games to complete the win ... Next, he is facing WR #6 German Rösner.

At $165K Men's Allam British Open 2018, Hull, England

[R1] Saurav Ghosal (IND,13) bt (Q) Greg Lobban (SCO,30) 11-9, 8-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-3 (71m)

[R2] Saurav Ghosal (IND,13) vs (6) Simon Rösner (GER,6)

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 13 in Apr 2018

Post by jaydeep » Thu May 17, 2018 3:11 am

Saurav failed to challenge WR #6 Rösner and lost in straight games.

At $165K Men's Allam British Open 2018, Hull, England

[R2] Saurav Ghosal (IND,13) l (6) Simon Rösner (GER,6) 6-11, 7-11, 3-11 (31m)

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 12 in Jun 2018

Post by jaydeep » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:57 pm

Meantime, Saurav has reached to his career best ranking, WR #12, in June 2018 ranking with his consistent performances ... He is the top-seed in Asian games.

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 11 in Oct 2018

Post by jaydeep » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:26 pm

Saurav reached into the semis in China Open before losing to in-form Mohamed Abouelghar in five games.

At $125K Men's JP Morgan China Open 2018, Shanghai, China

[R1] (5) Saurav Ghosal (IND,12) bye
[R2] (5) Saurav Ghosal (IND,12) bt (9/16) Greg Lobban (SCO,34) 5-11, 12-10, 12-10, 11-8 (71m)
[QF] (5) Saurav Ghosal (IND,12) bt (9/16) Raphael Kandra (GER,19) 7-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-7 (52m)

[SF] (5) Saurav Ghosal (IND,12) l (6) Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY,9) 8-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-3, 8-11 (63m)

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 11 in Oct 2018

Post by jaydeep » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:27 pm

Saurav's consistency on the professional tour take him to his new career high ranking, WR #11 ... He missed an opportunity of scoring an upset top-5 win over Tarek Momen, as he lost in five games after leading 2-1.

At $118K Men's Oracle NetSuite Open 2018, San Francisco, USA

[R1] (9/16) Saurav Ghosal (IND,11) bt Campbell Grayson (NZL,41) 11-9, 11-7, 11-5 (49m)

[R2] Saurav Ghosal (IND,11) l (3) Tarek Momen (EGY,4) 11-9, 6-11, 11-2, 5-11, 7-11 (71m)

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 11 in Oct 2018

Post by jaydeep » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:28 am

Saurav received a bye in the first round and next, he is facing Britisher Tom Richards.

At $169K Men's US Open 2018, Philadelphia, USA

[R1] Saurav Ghosal (IND,11) bye

[R2] Saurav Ghosal (IND,11) vs Tom Richards (ENG,30)

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 11 in Oct 2018

Post by jaydeep » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:07 am

Saurav scored straight games win in a longish match over Britisher Tom Richards ... Next, he is having a really tough one against WR #1 Mohamed Elshorbagy.

At $169K Men's US Open 2018, Philadelphia, USA

[R2] Saurav Ghosal (IND,11) bt Tom Richards (ENG,30) 11-4, 11-8, 11-3 (42m)

[R3] Saurav Ghosal (IND,11) vs (1) Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY,1)

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 11 in Oct 2018

Post by jaydeep » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:21 am

Saurav lost in straight games but after giving a tough fight to WR #1 Mohamed Elshorbagy ... But on other note, he is still searching for his first win against Elshorbagy since 2008.

Elshorbagy played A game, check this winner.
https://twitter.com/i/status/1049410036525686784

At $169K Men's US Open 2018, Philadelphia, USA

[R3] Saurav Ghosal (IND,11) l (1) Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY,1) 5-11, 14-16, 9-11 (51m)

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