After moving into final of the Pittsburgh Open, Indian squash star Saurav Ghosal conceded a 3-0 defeat against USA’s top seed Fares Dessouky in the summit clash on Sunday in Pittsburgh, USA. The American played a blinder of a match which saw him clinching the title with 11-7, 11-4 and 11-9 points in a match that lasted for 34 minutes.
Ghosal made his way into the final of Pittsburgh Open squash tournament with a hard-fought win over Egypt’s Omar Mossad. The Indian, seeded second, defeated the fifth seed Egyptian 11-6, 16-18, 11-7, 12-10 in a thrilling one-hour 13-minute contest.
Ghosal, who was searching for his first World Tour win had beaten Cesar Salazar of Mexico in the quarterfinal. He reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 10 in April 2019. Ghosal has numerous firsts to his credit, the first Indian to be ranked junior World No. one, the first to bag the junior National championship three years in a row and in December 2006, he won the country the first medal in squash in the Doha Asian Games 2006.
In 2013, he became the first Indian squash player to reach the quarterfinals of the World Championship. In 2014, he won the silver medal (individual singles) in the 17th Asian Games at Incheon. He was the first Indian squash player to do so.