Tandon floors top seed Golan to reach semis

Indian wild card entrant Ramit Tandon caused a sensational upset in the CCI International-JSW Indian Squash Circuit when he knocked out top seed Borja Golan of Spain 3-2 to enter the semifinals on Wednesday.

Ramit Tandon, with a low world ranking of 201, toppled World no. 18 Golan in an 89-minute gruelling duel on the floodlit all-glass court especially set-up at the Brabourne Stadium lawns.   -  V. Ganesan

Indian wild card entrant Ramit Tandon caused a sensational upset in the CCI International-JSW Indian Squash Circuit when he knocked out top seed Borja Golan of Spain 3-2 to enter the semifinals on Wednesday.

Tandon, with a low world ranking of 201, toppled World no. 18 Golan in an 89-minute gruelling duel on the floodlit all-glass court especially set-up at the Brabourne Stadium lawns.

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Tandon rallied from 1-2 to win 11-8, 7-11, 6-11, 11-6, 11-8.

Third seed and India No. 1 Saurav Ghosal defeated Joel Makin of Wales 11-6, 11-8, 6-11, 11-2 to join Tandon in the last four of the PSA event.

Former national squash champion and PSA Asia representative, Ritwik Bhattacharya, hailed Tandon’s victory.

“This is big for Ramit and for the Indian Squash Circuit. It will give a huge boost to his confidence as well as his world ranking. Superb performance, beating Borja in five games,” said Ritwik.

Late in the evening no. two seed Omar Mosaad of Egypt rallied brilliantly from 0-2 to get past Indian qualifier Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu.

The Egyptian won 6-11, 10-12, 11-2, 11-8, 11-2 in 71 minutes to reach the last four.