Saurav Ghosal loses in pre-quarterfinals at World Championships

The World No. 17 loses in three games to Egypt’s Mostafa Asal; Joshna Chinappa withdraws from her round-of-16 match due to food poisoning.

Saurav Ghosal

India’s leading squash player Saurav Ghosal could not match the quality of World No. 4 Mostafa Asal and lost his pre-quarterfinal in straight games at the World Championships here.

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The World No. 17 from India lost 2-11, 7-11, 3-11 to the fast rising Egyptian, who is 14 years younger than him, on Wednesday night.

Ghosal came into the World Championship after the high of Tournament of Champions in New York where he reached the semifinals for the first time.

In the women's draw, Joshna Chinappa had to withdraw from her round-of-16 match against Egypt’s Rowan Elaraby due to a bout of food poisoning.

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