Punj Lloyd PSA Masters Squash, Mumbai 5-10 Dec 2009
Dec 8, 2009 Leave a comment
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.
 Amr Shabana (EGY) bt Saurav Ghosal (IND) 11-6, 6-11, 11-5, 12-10 (48m)
Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt  Cameron Pilley (AUS) 11-8, 11-2, 10-12, 11-8 (77m)
 Alister Walker (ENG) bt Ritwik Bhattacharya (IND) 11-4, 11-5, 11-3