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CCI International 2015

CCI International 2015
10-13 Sep, Mumbai, India, $35k
Round One
10 Sep
11 Sep
12 Sep
13 Sep
[1] Borja Golan (ESP)
 11/6, 11/3, 15/13 (47m)
[Q] Mohamed Reda (EGY)
Borja Golan
 11/8, 11/6, 11/3 (41m)
Adrian Waller
Borja Golan
11/7, 10/8 rtd
Shaun Le Roux

Borja Golan
11-6, 11-4, 10-12, 11-5 (68m)Saurav Ghosal

[5] Adrian Waller (EMG)
13/11, 11/4, 7/11, 11/5 (81m)
Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND)
[8] Shaun Le Roux (RSA)
11/9, 11/7, 12/10 (41m)
Raphael Kandra (GER)
Shaun Le Roux
 7/11, 11/4, 11/6, 11/1 (51m)
Karim Ali Fathi
[3] Nicolas Mueller (SUI)
7/11, 11/8, 11/6, 11/5 (49m)
Karim Ali Fathi (EGY)
[wc] Harinderpal Sandhu (Ind)
5/11, 11/5, 11/8, 11/5 (45m)
[4] Mazen Hesham (Egy)
Mazen Hesham
7/11, 11/9, 11/3, 4/11, 11/7 (72m)
[6] Omar Abdel Meguid
Mazen Hesham
11/7, 13/11, 9/11, 9/11, 11/9 (85m)
Saurav Ghosal
[Q] Ivan Yuen (MAS)
11/4, 11/6, 10/12, 11/5 (45m)
[6] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY)
[Q] Ben Coleman (ENG)
10/12, 13/11, 8/11, 11/6, 11/3 (60m)
[6] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY)
Mohamed Abouelghar
11/9, 11/13, 11/5, 11/9 (56m)
Saurav Ghosal
[Q] Kush Kumar (IND)
11/2, 15/13, 11/4 (39m)
[2] Saurav Ghosal (IND)

Results – CCI International JSW Indian Indian Squash Circuit

Golan Beats Ghosal to Take CCI Int.

Spanish No.1 Borja Golan defeated second seed Saurav Ghosal in impressive fashion in the final of the CCI International JSW Indian Squash Circuit, PSA M35 event to capture his first PSA World Tour title since 2013.

The World No.13 benefitted from having played just eight games throughout the tournament thanks to Shaun Le Roux’s retirement through injury in the previous round while Ghosal endured a gruelling semi-final matchup against Mazen Hesham in which the Indian won in five games.

The opening game saw a patient approach adopted by both players as they looked for any potential chinks in each other’s armour. A number of cross court nicks got the crowd up on their feet as they witnessed Golan take the opening game by an 11-6 margin. 32-year-old Golan varied his shots in the second and moved his opponent around impressively to build up an 11-4 triumph to double his lead in games.

Ghosal was playing in front of a partisan home crowd and stayed in a number of long rallies as he tried to wear Golan down. An unforced error from the number one seed let Ghosal sneak ahead right at the end of the third game and he made no mistake with his game ball to give himself a foothold in the match.

With the prospect of claiming an overdue PSA World Tour title on the horizon, Golan hit another gear in the fourth game, storming into an early lead before hitting an audacious shot through the legs to wow the crowd, despite their allegiance to home favourite Ghosal. Golan pressed on and surged to victory to secure his 30th career PSA World Tour title.

“The last final I played was in 2013,” said Golan.

“I haven’t won a title in two years. I thought the final would be very difficult. I knew I’d have to play my best squash to beat Saurav.

“He has had a tougher week and I think maybe that was the difference today. Mentally, he was a bit more tired from the days before and maybe I took advantage of that. I dedicate this trophy to Carlos [Cornes Ribadas] because he’s always a great supporter and we’re great friends but also to my wife, Chelo, and my future daughter, Manuela.”

Ali Fathi Knocks Out Number Three Seed Nicolas Mueller

Karim Ali Fathi produced a scintillating performance to defeat number three seed Nicolas Mueller in a stunning upset in the first round of the CCI International JSW Indian Squash Circuit, PSA M35 event.

The World No.42, who is ranked 15 places below Mueller, went a game down early on but fought back with a display that belied his position as an unseeded competitor to secure an impressive 7-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-5 victory.

Fathi will meet Shan Le Roux in the next round with the South African securing his place in the quarter-round thanks to a 3-0 triumph against Raphael Kandra.

Borja Golan got his tournament off to a fine start with a straight games victory against Mohamed Reda. The experienced Spaniard, who has 29 PSA World Tour titles to his name, stormed into a two game lead and repelled a late fightback from Reda to advance through to the next round. Adrian Waller lies in wait after the Englishman saw off Mahesh Mangaonkar.

Elswhere, Saurav Ghosal comfortably dispatched compatriot Kush Kumar in straight games while his quarter-final opponent, Mohamed Abouelghar, survived a dramatic five game thriller with Ben Coleman to book his place in the next round.

Egyptian maverick Mazen Hesham also moves through to the quarter-final after a 3-1 triumph over wildcard Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu and he is set to face Omar Abdel Meguid who saw off Ivan Yuen.




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