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Saurav Ghosal loses in the semi-final at Open de France

The Indian missed out a place in the final after putting up a good fight against the top seed in the semi-final.

Saurav Ghosal loses in the semi-final at Open de France

Saurav Ghosal and Marwan El Shorbagy. (Source: squashnantes.net)


Rajdeep Saha

Published: 18 Sep 2022 5:58 AM GMT

Indian squash player Saurav Ghosal lost to top-seed Marwan El Shorbagy in the semi-final at the Open de France in Nantes. In a match that lasted more than an hour, Ghosal could only manage to win a single game.

The CWG 2022 bronze medallist couldn't replicate his quarter-final performance against the Egyptian player. While Ghosal lost the first game, he fought for the second one. Ultimately, he conceded that too.

However, he came back with a vengeance and won the third game only to lose the fourth and bow out of the competition. The final score read 11-6, 12-10, 11-13, 13-11 in favoured of El Shorbagy.

In the final, it was fourth-seeded Victor Crouin, a local of the host country, who defeated Shorbagy in a nail-biting match. It was a five-setter and Crouin clinched the title after he doled out a 12-10 score in the final game.

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