PSA World Championship: Saurav Ghosal enters quarter-finals

Updated: Feb 28, 2019, 08:56 IST | PTI

The Indian, 32, seeded 11th, won 11-13, 11-7, 11-7, 13-11 but the success did not come easily, thanks to the way his unseeded opponent fought for every point

PSA World Championship: Saurav Ghosal enters quarter-finals
India squash player Saurav Ghosal

India's Saurav Ghosal made his way into the quarter-final with a hard fought win over Wales player Joel Makin in the PSA World squash championship here. The Indian, 32, seeded 11th, won 11-13, 11-7, 11-7, 13-11 but the success did not come easily, thanks to the way his unseeded opponent fought for every point.

Makin, who previously faced and lost to Ghosal at the CCI International in Mumbai in 2017, presented himself as a much better player. Ghosal knew his hands were full when Makin snatched the first game. The Indian was able to tighten his game to take the next two.

In the fourth game, however, Ghosal was down 5-8 and Makin looked set to clinch the game but experience helped the Indian as he clawed back and earned three match balls before ensuring a win. This is the second time that Saurav has reached the last eight, the last being in 2013. Saurav next faces the third seed German Simon Rosner.

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