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Saurav Ghosal upsets world number 8 to enter China Open quarters

The unseeded Saurav Ghosal plays sixth seed Karim Abdel Gawad of Egypt later on Friday.

Saurav Ghosal, Saurav Ghosal China Open, China Open Saurav Ghosal, Ghosal China Open, China Open Ghosal, Sports Saurav Ghosal won his match 11-9, 8-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-5. (Source: File)

India’s Saurav Ghosal upset world number 8 Miguel Rodriguez of Colombia to advance to the quarterfinals of the PSA China Open.

Ghosal fought back to beat his Colombian rival 11-9, 8-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-5 in the opening round of the USD 100,000 men’s event on Thursday.

The world number 21 from India had also defeated Rodriguez in Bogota last year.

The unseeded Ghosal plays sixth seed Karim Abdel Gawad of Egypt later on Friday.

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In the USD 70,000 women’s event, Joshna Chinappa entered the quarterfinals with a 8-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-7 win over Egyptian qualifier, while teammate Dipika Pallikal lost to third seed, another Egyptian Nouran Gohar, in straight games.

Chinappa, who is back in the top-10 in the latest world rankings, faces top seed Laura Massaro of England in the last eight match on Friday.

Chinappa is the second Indian to break the top-10 barrier after Pallikal, who is currently ranked 19th.

First published on: 02-09-2016 at 11:56:06 am
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