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Ghosal ends three-year drought; wins Malaysian Open Squash championship

In control: Ghosal came up with a clinical display to take the honours.  

India’s Saurav Ghosal bagged his first PSA Tour title in three years, defeating top seed Miguel Rodriguez of Colombia 11-7, 11-8, 13-11 in the final of the SRAM 40th Malaysian Open squash championships on Saturday.

Seeded two and ranked World No. 15, Ghosal produced a clinical display in the third game even as the Colombian, ranked World No. 12, fought hard.

Counter-drop

Rodriguez had a game point at 10-9 in the third game, but Ghosal nullified it with a counter-drop from the front-court.

The Indian won the match on his second match point when Rodriguez’s backhand drive hit the ‘Tin’.

Ghosal last won a PSA title in the 2018 Kolkata International Open.

The 35-year-old said it’s a great feeling to win after a while. “Obviously it feels great. I beat some good players along the way.

“The final was a high-quality match. As much as the third game, the second was tough too as I was trailing 0-7. The victory is a reward for all the hard work I’ve put in,” said Ghosal, who now has 10 PSA titles.


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