Saurav Ghosal finished as runner-up in Pittsburgh Open

Published: January 28, 2020

Ace Indian squash player Saurav Ghosal became the runner-up in the Pittsburgh Open squash tournament after he lost to the top seed Egyptian player, Fares Dessouky in the final on Sunday, 26th January 2020.

The second seed Saurav Ghosal lost 7-11, 4-11, 9-11 to the Egyptian player after he advanced to the finals by defeating the fifth seed Egypt’s Omar Mossad 11-6, 16-18, 11-7, 12-10 in the hard-fought semi-final match, which lasted for an hour and 13 minutes on Saturday. Saurav has reached his career-high world ranking of 10 in April 2019. The 33-year-old became the first squash player to receive the Arjuna Award in 2007 after clinching the bronze medal in the Asian Games in singles category in 2006. He improved his game and went on to win the Silver medal in the singles category and Gold medal in the team event of the Asia Games in 2014. He is also the first Indian player to reach the quarterfinals of the World Squash Championships.

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