5th ICL Chennai Open: Quarters

Top seed Saurav Ghoshal sailed smoothly as expected, and won a 35 minutes four setter against Naresh Kumar. Parth Sharma who inspite of his lead in the first set, could not sustain the performance and lost to Dick Lau(world #117). Gaurav Nandrajog displayed racquets skills but failed to make an impact against # 2 seed Wai Hang Wong of Hongkong. Like Parth, Gaurav lead in the first set but Wai Hong Wong took over soon. Egyptian player Muhammed El Shorbagy beat Niel Hitchens of England and goined the others in the semi finals.

Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt Naresh Kumar (IND)11-5; 5-11; 11-4;11-6 ; 35 min; Muhammed El Shorbagy (EGY) bt Niel Hitchens (ENG) 9-11;11-5; 11-9;11-13;11-4; 52 min; Dick Lau (HKG) bt Parth Sharma (IND)5-11; 11-5; 11-4; 12-10; 38 min; Wai Hang Wong (HKG) bt Gaurav Nandrajog (IND) 5-11; 11-9; 11-5; 11-7; 33 min


About Cyrus Poncha
I was born and lived in Bombay before moving to Chennai in 2001 to coach the Indian national squash team....what a journey its been!!

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