Doha Diary 3

Maj Maniam, Cyrus, Saurav, Mr. N. Ramachandran, S. SrivatsanI  am thrilled that India has won a medal for squash at the Asian Games. Four years ago Ritwik was very close to winning a medal when he had stretched Azlan to 5 games. It is unfortunate this time round my boys had to play each other. Ritwik was unlucky not to go thru,  Saurav took his chances well and reaped the reward. Credit for Saurav’s win must go to his parents, the Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) who has supported him over the past few years, the management and coaches of the India Cements Squash Academy who have always stood behind him and Malcolm Willstrop who has worked very closely with Saurav for the past 18 months. Read more of this post

Saurav Ghosal enters squash semis at Asian Games, Doha

Saurav Ghosal and Ritwik Bhattacharya at Asian Games, DohaSaurav Ghosal will become the first Indian to win a medal for squash at the Asian Games, defeating Ritwik Bhattacharya 3-1. It was a close encounter all the way, both players looking to take position of the ‘T’ and control the pace. Saurav used his drops to good effect taking the first two games. Ritwik however fought well to take the third. The 4th was fought point for point but Saurav was a little more consistent with his finishing shots. Saurav won in just over an hour 9-4, 9-0, 6-9, 9-7.

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