Saurav Ghosal makes third round exit at Qatar classic

Saurav Ghosal bowed out of the Qatar Classic, losing 12-10,11-4, 11-6 to world no. 2 Ali Farag.

Saurav Ghosal produced a good fight in the first game where he led 10-7 after being ahead right through.   -  PTI

Saurav Ghosal bowed out of the Qatar Classic, losing 12-10,11-4, 11-6 to world no. 2 Ali Farag in the third round of the PSA World Tour platinum event in Doha late on Tuesday.

Ghosal produced a good fight particularly in the first game where he led 10-7 after being ahead right through. But the champion in Farag surfaced as the Egyptian took five points in a row for the game and left Ghosal stunned.

From there, Farag dictated terms and despite long rallies, Ghosal was unable to change his fortunes. The Indian impressed in the third game when he saved two match points from 10-4 down but that was just a flicker of hope in what otherwise was a losing battle.