Saurav Ghosal fails to cross final hurdle
National Champion Saurav Ghosal, world no. <g data-gr-id="12" style="color: #3b3b3b; font-size: 11px;">15,</g> went down without putting up too much of a fight to Spaniard Borja Golan in the final of the USD 35,000 CCI Open Squash Championships here on Sunday. In the battle between the two top seeds, no.1 seed Golan outsmarted the Indian national champion, seeded second, 11-6 11-4 10-12 11-5 in the best-of-five match at the Cricket Club of India to clinch the crown in the second tournament of the four-legged JSW Indian Squash Circuit 2015.
It was the first PSA Tour title-win this year for the 32-year-old 13-time Spanish national champion, ranked 13th in the world, whose previous best of the season was a runner-up spot in the European individual championships in May. The Spaniard was clearly the better player on the day as he hit 30 winners to the 10-time Indian national champion's modest tally of 12. The only time the Indian seemed to be in with a chance was in the third game when the Spaniard lapsed into errors, but otherwise it was smooth sailing for the top-seeded Golan.