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World Men’s Championships, Doha (6-14 Dec’12)

Cyrus Poncha
732   //    12 Dec 2012, 11:37 IST

Saurav Ghosal exited from the World Squash Championship after losing to World No.1 James Willstrop in the pre-quarterfinals. Ghoshal, ranked 21, failed to stretch the Englishman and lost 6-11, 7-11, 2-11 in 49 minutes. Ghosal took a 6-2 lead in the first game before Willstrop came back to take control of the match.

The 26-year-old Indian reached the round of 16 beating local hope Abdulla Al Tamimi and Egyptian Karim Abdel Gawad. Siddharth Suchde, India’s other representation in the premier event, lost in the opening round.

Results: Qatar PSA World Championship, Doha, Qatar
3rd round:
[1] James Willstrop (ENG) bt Saurav Ghosal (IND) 11-6, 11-7, 11-2 (49m)
2nd round:
Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) 11-4, 11-8, 6-1 ret. (28m)
1st round:
Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) 11-5, 11-4, 11-9 (30m)
Simon Rosner (GER) bt Siddharth Suchde (IND) 11-3, 11-4, 11-5 (38m)
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Cyrus Poncha
Cyrus Poncha is currently the Indian squash coach. Originally from Bombay, he is based in Chennai, and coaches at the Indian Squash Academy.
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