PSA Men's World Squash Championship: Indian No 1 Saurav Ghosal beats Frenchman Lucas Serme to enter pre-quarterfinals

Indian No 1 Saurav Ghosal had faced the Frenchman only twice in his career, with their most recent meeting also coming in the second round of a PSA World Championships

Press Trust of India November 11, 2019 19:26:48 IST
PSA Men's World Squash Championship: Indian No 1 Saurav Ghosal beats Frenchman Lucas Serme to enter pre-quarterfinals
  • India's Saurav Ghosal put up a fine performance to get past seasoned Frenchman Lucas Serme 11-8, 11-5, 11-5 and enter the pre-quarter-finals of the PSA Men's World Squash Championship in Doha

  • The Indian No 1 had faced the Frenchman only twice in his career, with their most recent meeting also coming in the second round of a PSA World Championships

  • Having grabbed the first two games, Ghosal won the first five points in the third game to extend his dominance and seal it in his favour

Doha: India's Saurav Ghosal put up a fine performance to get past seasoned Frenchman Lucas Serme 11-8, 11-5, 11-5 and enter the pre-quarter-finals of the PSA Men's World Squash Championship in Doha.

PSA Mens World Squash Championship Indian No 1 Saurav Ghosal beats Frenchman Lucas Serme to enter prequarterfinals

File image of Saurav Ghosal. Image Courtesy: Twitter @SauravGhosal

The Indian No 1 had faced the Frenchman only twice in his career, with their most recent meeting also coming in the second round of a PSA World Championships, in Chicago in February. Ghosal controlled everything from rallies to strokes and subdued Serme in the Qatari capital on Sunday night.

Serme saved one game ball in the first game but was outplayed in the next.

Having grabbed the first two games, Ghosal won the first five points in the third game to extend his dominance and seal it in his favour.

In the pre-quarterfinals on Tuesday, the tenth seeded Ghosal will face Egyptian world No 2 and top seed Mohamed El Shorbagy.

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