1st WSF u21 World Cup, Chennai, India - 1 to 5 Feb 2012

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Re: 1st WSF u21 World Cup, Chennai, India - 1 to 5 Feb 2012

Post by jaydeep » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:14 pm

In the final again reigning world junior champion Marwan El Shorbagy proved strong for Ravi Dixit ... Ravi tried fight back winning third set after losing first 2 sets but Marwan kept hold to won fourth.

In the second match Dipika started well and won well fought first set but in the second Dipika made numerous unforced errors including few on service returns to lose this set ... In the third Dipika reduced unforced errors and both players were fighting for every point ... Dipika take 8-6 lead but after that Nour El Sherbini take next 5 points to won the third set ... Nour El Sherbini troubled Dipika with excellent drop shots and soft touches near the wall ... Dipika survived very close call in the fourth game ... Dipika kept struggling and was making unforced errors ... She was 5-10 down and Nour El Sherbini had 5 match and championship balls but Dipika saved all those match balls ... Dipika saved another 2 match balls at 10-11 and 11-12 and converted first set point at 13-12 to won this fourth set ... It was too much task for sixteen and half years old Nour El Sherbini to came out of losing 7 match balls in previous game ... Dipika take 4-0 lead and she kept increasing to won this set and match.

333rd ranked Ramit Tandon gave very spirited performance against 42nd ranked Karim Abdel Gawad in the first set ... Both players were trading early leads ... Ramit saved a set ball but Karim converted 2nd set ball to won the first set ... In the second set Karim showed his top game ... He won the second set losing only 4 points where he dominated all part of the set ... Surprised to see fightback from Ramit ... He increased level of his game and matches Karim shot by shot ... Take early control of the third set and won it comfortably ... Though Ramit lost fourth game and match but he gave very creditable fighting performance ... He stretched Karim to fullest with his game ... Karim needed to use all his experience to finished this match in 4 sets ... Few times Ramit take 2 points lead but from 6-8 down Karim won next well fought 5 points to completed victory.

With this Egypt lifted the 1st WSF u21 World Cup and 4th seed India finished creditable runner-up position.

(4) India l (1) Egypt 1-2

Ravi Dixit (IND) l Marwan El Shorbagy (EGY) 1-3 (4-11,7-11,11-7,7-11)
Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt Nour El Sherbini (EGY) 3-2 (11-7,4-11,8-11,14-12,11-5)
Ramit Tandon (IND) l Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) 1-3 (10-12,4-11,11-6,8-11)

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Re: 1st WSF u21 World Cup, Chennai, India - 1 to 5 Feb 2012

Post by suresh » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:30 pm

This is a very good showing by our team.

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