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Saurav Ghosal wins Indian Open Squash title in a hard-fought final

Saurav Ghosal, the National Champion in squash, clinched the  Vedanta Indian Open Squash after a playing brilliantly in the final hours of the final match against No 2 seed Nicolas Mueller of Switzerland. Top seeded Ghoshal won 11-9 5-11 6-11 11-7 12-10 in the 67-minute final. This is the second crown at home in four months on the Professional Squash Association tour for the 14th-ranked player.

Mueller had beaten Ghosal in three straight games in January, 2017 in the Tournament of Champions in USA. But after that, the 31-year-old Indian won twice against him- at the CCI International event in November 2017 ans again this time. 

“Today neither of us deserved to lose. It was a great match. We entertained the crowd. Both of us fought clean in the way we played. I am happy I came out on tops but congratulations to Nicky for the way he played,” said the Indian champion after his title win.

 

The Swiss lost the opening game but came back strongly with his drop shots to lead 2-1. Ghosal fought back tremendously to make it 2-2. The deciding fifth game saw both players not leaving an inch to each other but Ghosal won it with his rallies and punishing shots.

 

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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