SAURAV GHOSAL WINS ORNANO INTERNATIONAL

It was the Kolkata-born 22-year-old's third successive upset in the event.  The sixth seed made his breakthrough in the quarter-finals when he toppled top seed Renan Lavigne in four games - dashing hopes of local success in the event.

 

Semi-finals:

[6] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt [5] Amr Swelim (EGY) 10-12, 11-2, 11-2, 3-11, 14-12 (74m)

[3] Davide Bianchetti (ITA) bt [8] Bradley Hindle (AUS) 11-8, 11-9, 11-4 (68m)

 

Quarter-finals:

[6] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt [1] Renan Lavigne (FRA) 7-11, 15-13, 11-5, 11-5 (63m)

[5] Amr Swelim (EGY) bt [4] Julien Balbo (FRA) 11-6, 11-5, 8-11, 11-5 (45m)

[3] Davide Bianchetti (ITA) bt [7] Ritwik Bhattacharya (IND) 11-8, 11-3, 11-8 (49m)

[8] Bradley Hindle (AUS) bt [2] Joey Barrington (ENG) 11-9, 13-11, 11-9 (73m)

 

1st round:

[1] Renan Lavigne (FRA) bt Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) 11-5, 5-11, 12-10, 10-12, 11-4

[6] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt David Vidal (ESP) 11-9, 11-8, 11-5

[4] Julien Balbo (FRA) bt Yann Perrin (FRA) 11-8, 11-5, 11-6

[5] Amr Swelim (EGY) bt [Q] Eddie Charlton (ENG) 11-4, 11-5, 10-7 ret.

[7] Ritwik Bhattacharya (IND) bt [Q] Lewis Walters (ENG) 11-3, 12-10, 11-8

[3] Davide Bianchetti (ITA) bt Ben Ford (ENG) 11-5, 11-3, 11-6

[8] Bradley Hindle (AUS) bt [Q] Gregoire Marche (FRA) 8-11, 11-3, 6-11, 11-7, 11-5

[2] Joey Barrington (ENG) bt [Q] Gary Wheadon (RSA) 11-3, 11-5, 11-1

 

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Ornano International, Bordeaux, France

Final:

[6] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt [3] Davide Bianchetti (ITA) 11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9

 

Rising Indian squash star Saurav Ghosal claimed the biggest title of his career when he won the Ornano International Open trophy after beating third seed Davide Bianchetti 11-6 11-6 9-11 11-9 in the final of the inaugural $15,000 PSA Tour event in Bordeaux, France.