PSA/WSA Ranking – March 2013

Joshna Chinappa moved up 1 spot to #27 to achieve her best ever WSA ranking. Dipika cements her place at #15 while Saurav celebrates his 2nd month ranked in the top 20.   Read more of this post

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PSA / WISPA Rankings – September ’10

Dipika Pallikal moved up one more place to 33 and maintains her lead over Joshana Chinappa by one spot in the latest WISPA rankings.

Indian’s #1 male, Saurav Ghosal maintains his ranking at 26 with Siddharth Suchde moving to his all time high of 71. Read more of this post

Saurav highest Indian Ever; Eight Indians ranked top 100

The top ranked Indians are:

PSA: Saurav Ghosal – 26; Siddharth Suchde – 81; Harinder Pal Sandhu – 94; Ritwik Bhattacharya – 139; Gaurav Nandrajog – 175; Naresh Kumar – 184; Ravi Dixit – 207; Ramit Tandon – 218; Abhishek Pradhan – 315; Sandeep Jangra – 342; Karan Malik – 354; Aditya Jagtap – 417; Vikas Jangra – 417.

WISPA: Joshna Chinppa – 28; Dipika  Pallikal – 40; Anaka Alankamony – 59; Aparajitha Balamurugan – 80; Anwesha Reddy – 88; Surbhi Misra – 104; Ankita Sharma – 169. Read more of this post

Sky Open Squash, Cairo 15-22 May 2010

#1 Ramy Ashour bt  Saurav Ghosal 11/5 11/5 11/7 (35m) in the pre quarters. Reaching this level should help Saurav’s PSA world ranking

Saurav beats Azlan in Cairo

India’s Saurav Ghosal produced a scintillating performance against Malaysia’s Mohd. Azlan Iskandar to earn an unexpected place in the pre-quarterfinals of the Sky Open on the opening day at the Petrosport Club in Cairo.

Unseeded Ghosal, ranked 27th in the world, defeated 16th-seeded Iskandar 11-9, 4-11, 11-8, 11-2 in 52 minutes in the USD 1,50,000 PSA championship to achieve his first success in a Super Series event this year Read more of this post

Egypt on top

Egypt’s Ramy Ashour moves into his fifth month at the top of the Dunlop. The 22-year-old from Cairo, the youngest player in the world top ten, leads an unchanged top six – ahead of England’s Nick Matthew at two; compatriots Amr Shabana and Karim Darwish at three and four, respectively; Englishman James Willstrop at No5; and Frenchman Gregory Gaultier in sixth place. Londoner Peter Barker is the highest upward mover, leapfrogging France’s Thierry Lincou to take over seventh place.

After becoming the first player in PSA history to win his maiden World Tour title at a 5-star event, Egyptian teenager Mohamed El Shorbagy celebrates a three-place rise to his highest ranking of 14. The 19-year-old from Alexandria – the youngest player in the top 50 – clinched the Indian Challenger No7 in Chennai last month. Omar Mosaad makes his debut in the top 20, at 20, after an exceptional 2010 campaign in which he has competed in three Tour events, and finished as runner-up in one (the Heliopolis Open last month in his home town Cairo) and claimed the trophies in the other two, the Racquet Club Invitational and KIG Open, both in the USA, in January.

Saurav moves to No 27

Saurav moved up in the PSA world rankings to no 27. April PSA rankings are:
27 Saurav Ghosal
80 Siddharth Suchde
90 Harinder Pal Sandhu
113 Ritwik Bhattacharya
174 Gaurav Nandrajog
184 Naresh Kumar
201 Ravi Dixit
210 Ramit Tandon
307 Abhishek Pradhan
345 Karan Malik

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. Read more of this post

Ritwik wins Indian challenger # 1

After losing to his national rival in two previous PSA Tour event finals on home soil in India, Ritwik Bhattacharya bravely fought back from two-games-to-one down to beat Indian compatriot Saurav Ghosal, the event favourite, to make it third time lucky in the climax of the inaugural Indian Challenger No1 an event supported by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports at the ICL Squash Academy in Chennai. Read more of this post

Saurav & Annie lift Chennai Open titles

Men’s final:
[1] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt [2] Ritwik Bhattacharya (IND) 7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-6 (49min)

Women’s final:
[5] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt [4] Annie Au (HKG) 9-3, 10-8, 10-8 (44min)

Saurav Ghosal claimed his 3rd PSA title defeating Ritwik Bhattacharya in four games. The match was an excellent display of rally finishing. Ritwik played a tight first game and this showed in his finishing the game in a quick 10 min 11-7. The second game set the tone for the rest of the match … unforced errors on Ritwik’s end allowed Saurav to level the match. The next couple of games saw Saurav gliding over the court and the ‘human rubber band’ was able to run down practically every ball to take control of the third game as well.

The 4th game saw Saurav with a runaway 5-1 lead, and though Ritwik played some excellent points, he wasn’t in a position to wrest the momentum away from Saurav. The match ended tamely though, with a stroke being awarded to Saurav to retain the Chennai Open crown won last year.

Dipika searching for her 1st WISPA tour title struggled at the onset with Annie’s drop – drive game. In the 2nd Dipika squandered her 8-0 lead going down to Annie 10-8. In the 3rd Annie played aggressive and ran to a 7-2 lead, Dipika fought hard and in 1 hand was serving for the game after winning 7 points to lead 8-7. In the final twist Annie won the 3rd game 10-8. A remarkable achievement however by Dipika to get to the final and Overall a great event for Indian Squash.