Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 15 in Dec 2013

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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

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

Post by jaydeep » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:45 pm

In the main-draw, Saurav having a winnable match.

At $50K Men's Macau Open 2017, Taipa, Macau

[R1] (4) Saurav Ghosal (IND,28) vs (Q) Mazen Gamal (EGY,56)

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

Post by jaydeep » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:01 am

Saurav struggled with his game and poor umpiring in this match and Gamal took full advantage to win first 2 games ... Saurav recovered and made strong comeback for winning last three games ... Next, he is facing Yip Tsz Fung.

At $50K Men's Macau Open 2017, Taipa, Macau

[R1] (4) Saurav Ghosal (IND,28) bt (Q) Mazen Gamal (EGY,56) 5-11, 8-11, 11-2, 11-3, 11-6 (85m)

[QF] (4) Saurav Ghosal (IND,28) vs (6) Yip Tsz Fung (HKG,31)

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

Post by jaydeep » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:21 pm

Saurav defeated Yip Tsz Fung in the straight games for entering into the semis ... Next, he is having a tough match against WR #11 German Simon Rösner.

At $50K Men's Macau Open 2017, Taipa, Macau

[QF] (4) Saurav Ghosal (IND,28) bt (6) Yip Tsz Fung (HKG,31) 11-7, 11-5, 11-6 (38m)

[SF] (4) Saurav Ghosal (IND,28) vs (1) Simon Rösner (GER,11)

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

Post by jaydeep » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:54 pm

After longtime Saurav scored top-10 type win ... He defeated WR #11 German Simon Rösner in a well fought match ... After three games Saurav was 2-1 up, Rösner saved a matchball in the fourth ... But Saurav proved a better player in the fifth ... In the final, Saurav having a tough match against rising Egyptian Mohamed Abouelghar.

At $50K Men's Macau Open 2017, Taipa, Macau


[SF] (4) Saurav Ghosal (IND,28) bt (1) Simon Rösner (GER,11) 11-5, 5-11, 11-6, 11-13, 11-4 (76m)

[F] (4) Saurav Ghosal (IND,28) vs (2) Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY,13)

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

Post by sameerph » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:43 pm

That is a good win for Saurav. Hope he wins the title here. Did not realise he has fallen outside top 25 in the rankings.

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

Post by jaydeep » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:02 pm

Saurav failed to challenge in-form young Egyptian in this one-sided loss in the final ... This result was expected considering Abouelghar's performance in the previous matches.

At $50K Men's Macau Open 2017, Taipa, Macau

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(4) Saurav Ghosal (IND,28) l (2) Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY,13) 1-11, 4-11, 4-11 (29m)

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

Post by jaydeep » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:06 am

Saurav qualified for the main draw with back to back wins over British players ... Next, he is facing Egyptian Marwan Elshorbagy.

At $100K Men's St George's Hill Classic 2017, Surrey, England


[Q1] Saurav Ghosal (IND,26) bt Matthew Broadberry (ENG,228) 11-3, 11-2, 11-5 (24m)
[Q2] Saurav Ghosal (IND,26) bt Declan James (ENG,40) 11-4, 8-11, 11-6, 11-3 (54m)

[R1] (Q) Saurav Ghosal (IND,26) vs (3) Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY,6)

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

Post by jaydeep » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:18 am

Saurav scored another topnotch victory over top-10 Egyptian player, Marwan Elshorbagy, with this he recorded his 200th PSA match win ... He won the match with ease against Marwan, in each game he took an early lead and kept the pressure on him ... Next, he is facing young rising Egyptian Mohamed Abouelghar.

At $100K Men's St George's Hill Classic 2017, Surrey, England

[R1] (Q) Saurav Ghosal (IND,26) bt (3) Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY,6) 11-7, 11-7, 11-2 (36m)

[QF] (Q) Saurav Ghosal (IND,26) vs (8) Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY,13)

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