Ghosal reaches quarters in Montreal squash

Montreal, Oct 4 (IANS) India's Saurav Ghosal, who recorded a career-high ranking of 17 in October, has reached the quarter-finals of the Financière Banque Nationale Montreal Open, a PSA World Tour International 35 squash event here.

Oct 4 2013, 6:36am CDT | by IANS

Montreal, Oct 4 — India's Saurav Ghosal, who recorded a career-high ranking of 17 in October, has reached the quarter-finals of the Financière Banque Nationale Montreal Open, a PSA World Tour International 35 squash event here.

Playing on an all-glass court at the Montreal Forum Thursday, third seed Ghosal faced Australian qualifier Steven Finitsis. After dropping the opening game, Ghosal - India's highest-ranked player of all-time - recovered to beat the 30-year-old Queenslander, ranked 41 places lower, 7-11, 11-9, 11-2, 11-5 in 57 minutes.

"Won my match 3-1 today after losing the 1st game," tweeted the 27-year-old from Kolkata later. "Finitsis played a good match & am happy to win that one."

Chris Simpson, the Guernsey-born 26-year-old who leapt four places to 21 to become England's fifth highest-ranked player for the first time, beat France's Gregoire Marche 11-7, 11-7, 12-10.

Simpson goes on to face fellow countryman Adrian Waller in the quarter-finals, while Ghosal meets Egyptian Omar Abdel Aziz.

Waller despatched one of three Canadians trying to get into the last eight, beating Toronto-based qualifier Dane Sharp 11-3, 11-5, 11-9.

Aziz, the world No.45 from Cairo, also beat a qualifier, England's Jaymie Haycocks 11-8, 12-10, 11-6.

While top seed Borja Golan, the world No.9 from Spain, overcame his first round opponent Henrik Mustonen, from Finland, in straight games 11-4, 11-4, 11-5, second-seeded Englishman Daryl Selby was taken to four games by Canadian wildcard Andrew Schnell.

The world No.98 from Calgary kept Selby on court for almost an hour before the world No.14 prevailed 11-7, 13-11, 9-11, 11-3.

Quarter-final line-up:

(2) Daryl Selby (ENG) v Mathieu Castagnet (FRA)

(4) Chris Simpson (ENG) v Adrian Waller (ENG)

(3) Saurav Ghosal (IND) v Omar Abdel Aziz (EGY)

(1) Borja Golan (ESP) v Alan Clyne (SCO)

IANS

Source: IANS

 
 
 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Robbie Maddison Surfs Giant Wave on a Dirt Bike
Robbie Maddison Surfs Giant Wave on a Dirt Bike
Extreme athlete Robbie "Maddo" Maddison performed an incredible stunt. He "surf" on a Motor Cross bike a giant wave in Tahiti. The video is breath taking.
 
 
Arsenal Beats Chelsea 1-0 For Arsene Wenger's 1st Win Over Jose Mourinho
Arsenal Beats Chelsea 1-0 For Arsene Wenger's 1st Win Over Jose Mourinho
Arsenal beat Chelsea, 1-0, in the two squads' Community Shield match on Aug. 2 for Arsene Wenger's first win over nemesis Jose Mourinho in 14 attempts.
 
 
Rio Ferdinand On Petr Cech: 'He Is The Best Signing In The League'
Rio Ferdinand On Petr Cech: 'He Is The Best Signing In The League'
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand told Mirror Online on Aug. 2 that new Arsenal goaltender Petr Cech "is the best signing in the league." However, he still believes Chelsea is the team to beat in the English Premier League.
 
 
D-backs Bench Pollock Due to Knee Tightness
D-backs Bench Pollock Due to Knee Tightness
D-backs Bench Pollock Due to Knee Tightness