Saurav Ghosal Beats Ryan Cuskelly in World Squash Championship Opener

Updated: 16 November 2015 17:39 IST

World No. 17 Saurav Ghosal defeated 20th ranked Ryan Cuskelly 7-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-3 in 62 minutes in the first round of the Men's World Squash Championship.

Saurav Ghosal Beats Ryan Cuskelly in World Squash Championship Opener
Saurav Ghosal next faces former world number one and good friend James Willstrop. © AFP

Washington:

Saurav Ghosal is the lone Indian remaining in the fray at the Men's World Squash Championship after he beat Ryan Cuskelly of Australia in the opening round here. (Click here for latest Sports stories)

World No. 17 Ghosal, who had a direct entry into the prestigious event, got past the 20th-ranked Australian 7-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-3 in 62 minutes in a match played on Sunday. He next faces former world number one and good friend James Willstrop.

Other Indians in draw, Harinder Pal Sandhu and Mahesh Mangaonkar, suffered first round defeats.

Sandhu, who did well to come through two rounds of qualifying to make the main draw as a qualifier, lost to Nicholas Mueller of Switzerland 5-11, 11-1, 4-11, 9-11.

Mangaonkar, however, perished in the qualifying phase itself, losing to Andrew Wagih of Egypt 6-11, 5-11, 8-11 in the final round.

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