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Saurav Ghosal progresses to the third round at Qatar Classic

Saurav Ghosal, who had a bye in the first round, defeated Leo Au 11-2, 11-3, 11-5 and will face second seed Ali Farag of Egypt in the third round.

By: PTI | Doha |
October 30, 2018 8:30:30 pm
Indian squash star Saurav Ghosal defeated his Hong Kong opponent in straight games to move to the third round of the Qatar Classic. (File Photo) 

Taking revenge for his Asian Games defeat against Leo Au, Indian squash star Saurav Ghosal defeated his Hong Kong opponent in straight games to move to the third round of the Qatar Classic, a PSA World tour platinum event, here on Tuesday.

Ghosal, who had a bye in the first round, defeated Leo Au 11-2, 11-3, 11-5 and will face second seed Ali Farag of Egypt in the third round. In August, at the Asian Games in Jakarta, the Hong Kong player had beaten the Indian in the semi-final.

Interestingly Ghosal also has a score to settle with the Farag next in what promises to be a keen contest. Four years ago, in what was their first and only meeting earlier, the Egyptian, who had come in as a qualifier had spoilt the top seed Indian’s party right in the first round of the CCI international in Mumbai.

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