Saurav Sinks Second Seed To Make Surprise Mumbai Final
10 Nov 2017
Third-seeded Indian Saurav Ghosal upset Egypt's Omar Mosaad, the No.2 seed, to set up a meeting with Switzerland's Nicolas Mueller in the final of the JSW Indian Squash Circuit CCI International and provide unexpected home interest in the climax of the PSA M50 event at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai.
World No.21 Ghosal battled from a game down world No.20 Mosaad 3/1 in 67 minutes.
The Egyptian established his dominance early in the game to take a one-game lead before Ghosal fought back to level the scores in the second. From then on the Indian pushed Mosaad into all four corners of the court before taking the upper hand to book his place in the 14th PSA World Tour final of his career final courtesy of a 5-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-7 victory.
In the other semi-final, Switzerland's world No.27 Mueller avoided an upset as he comfortably saw off tournament wildcard Ramit Tandon.
Tandon, ranked 201 in the world, had enjoyed a sensational a run in the event, upsetting the seedings by knocking out Qatar's Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi and then top-seeded Spaniard Borja Golan in the previous round.