Squash at CWG 2022: Saurav Ghosal to fight for bronze after semi-final defeat to Paul Coll


Saurav Ghosal will fight for the bronze medal after losing to New Zealand’s Paul Coll in the men’s singles semifinals at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday.

Squash at CWG 2022: Saurav Ghosal to fight for bronze after semi-final defeat to Paul Coll (SAI Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Saurav Ghoshal lost 3-0 against Paul Coll of New Zealand in squash men’s singles semi
  • Saurav Ghoshal will now fight for bronze medal in squash
  • Saurav managed to win one silver in the mixed doubles event on Gold Coast 2018

India’s leading squash player Saurav Ghosal will fight for the bronze medal after suffering a 3-0 loss to New Zealand’s Paul Coll in the men’s singles semifinals at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Tuesday. Ghosal, ranked world number 15, had reached the semi-final after beating Scotland’s Greg Lobbon 11-5 8-11 11-7 11-3 on Monday.

Saurav managed to win one silver in the mixed doubles event on the Gold Coast 2018. He then won gold at the Asian Games, the other big event for squash, when he was a part of the men’s team that won the highest prize at Incheon 2014.

Ghosal, ranked 15th in the world, will play the loser of the second semifinal between James Willstrop of England and Wales’ Joel Makin in the bronze play-off on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old will pair up with Dipika Pallikal in the mixed doubles event. The two had won the silver in Gold Coast.

Sunayna Sana Kuruvilla defeated Pakistan’s Faiza Zafar in the women’s singles plate semifinals.

Faiza was no match for the 23-year-old Indian as Sunayna won the tie 11-2, 11-4, 11-5.

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