Punj Lloyd PSA Masters Squash, Mumbai 5-10 Dec 2009

Saurav Ghosal celebrated a stunning success on home soil in the first round of the Punj Lloyd PSA Masters when he beat 15th seed Cameron Pilley to reach the last 16 of the $152,500 PSA World Tour Super Series squash event at the Bombay Gymkhana in Mumbai. This was the first time after a gap of 12 years a PSA Super Series event was being staged in India.

Saurav, the world No32 from Chennai, battled for 77 minutes to overcome his Australian opponent – ranked 17 places higher. 

“This is my biggest win in PSA, and it arrives in India,” an exuberant Ghosal told www.squashsite.co.uk afterward.  “I was so close all year, I lost so many 3/2.  But today, it’s just incredible.

Saurav continued his good performance in the 2nd round when he streched former world no. 1 Amr Shabana to 4 games.

Ritwik who got the wild card lost in the first round to higher ranked Walker.

2nd round:
[2] Amr Shabana (EGY) bt Saurav Ghosal (IND) 11-6, 6-11, 11-5, 12-10 (48m)

1st round:

Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt [15] Cameron Pilley (AUS) 11-8, 11-2, 10-12, 11-8 (77m)
[10] Alister Walker (ENG) bt Ritwik Bhattacharya (IND) 11-4, 11-5, 11-3


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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