Press Esc to close
Saturday 04 July 2015
News updated at 10:26 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33°C
Min : 21°C
In Bengaluru
Rain lightly

Fancied Ghosal enters semifinals

Bangalore, Jan 6, 2013, DHNS:

Title favourite Saurav Ghosal stormed into the semifinals of the inaugural Bangalore Invitational squash tournament with a third successive straight game victory here on Sunday.

Although he almost assured of his semifinal berth ahead of his final league game against Gaurav Nandrajog, Ghosal took nothing for granted, completing a lop-sided 11-3, 11-2, 11-4 victory at the Karnataka Badminton Association courts.

In the last-four clash on Monday, the World No 22 and reigning national champion will lock horns with Harinder Sandhu, who fought back from an opening game loss to defeat Sandeep Jangra 9-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-5.

Ravi Dixit and Rishi Tandon produced the first five-gamer of the tournament. Dixit lost the opening game 3-11 before levelling things at 1-1 after winning the second 11-3.

Tandon then won the third 11-9 but Dixit hit back, winning the next game 11-4 to push the match into a decider. Both players went toe-to-toe but Dixit held his nerve to seal victory, winning the fifth 11-6 and with it the match. However, despite his fine effort, Dixit failed to qualify for the semifinals.

Results: Ravi Dixit bt Rishi Tandon 3-2 (3-11, 11-3, 9-11, 11-4, 11-6); Harinder Sandhu bt Sandeep Jangra 3-1 (9-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-5); Saurav Ghosal bt Gaurav Nandrajog 3-0 (11-3, 11-2, 11-4); Siddarth Suchde bt Vikas Jangra 3-0 (11-8, 11-7, 11-6).

Semifinal line-up: Saurav Ghosal vs Harinder Sandhu; Siddarth Suchde vs Gaurav Nandrajog.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
India and Bangladesh basketball players in action during the 4th South Asian Basketball...

India and Bangladesh basketball players in action during the 4th South Asian Basketball...

A farmer works in a paddy field at Reba Maheswar village, 56 kilometers (35 miles) east of Gauhati..

A farmer works in a paddy field at Reba Maheswar village, 56 kilometers (35 miles) east of Gauhati..

A tiger attacking spotted deers at Nagarahole National Park in Mysore district on Friday...

A tiger attacking spotted deers at Nagarahole National Park in Mysore district on Friday...

Monsoon rain clouds hover over the backdrop of Kitthur Rani Chennamma statue near Town Hall...

Monsoon rain clouds hover over the backdrop of Kitthur Rani Chennamma statue near Town Hall...

Protesters run for cover after police fired teargas shell to disperse them during a clash...

Protesters run for cover after police fired teargas shell to disperse them during a clash...

A gust of wind bends the umbrella of a street vendor crossing the road during a heavy downpour...

A gust of wind bends the umbrella of a street vendor crossing the road during a heavy downpour...

Indian Muslims offer prayers during Ramadan at the Vasi Ullah mosque in Allahabad...

Indian Muslims offer prayers during Ramadan at the Vasi Ullah mosque in Allahabad...

Buddhist monks from Thailand offer special prayers for making a new Temple...

Buddhist monks from Thailand offer special prayers for making a new Temple...

A worker drying up vermicelli at a factory in Allahabad on Friday during Ramadan...

A worker drying up vermicelli at a factory in Allahabad on Friday during Ramadan...

Bollywood actors Amit Sadh, Aditi Rao Hydari and Arshad Warsi at the launch of a new multiplex...

Bollywood actors Amit Sadh, Aditi Rao Hydari and Arshad Warsi at the launch of a new multiplex...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523