Indian squash star Saurav Ghosal was defeated in the second round of World Squash Championship. He went up against James Willstrop of England in the second round and lost out with a score of 11-7, 11-7, 11-7 in a match that lasted 40 minutes. The 24th ranked James is a former finalist at the World Squash Championship and dominated the proceeding to end the run of Saurav Ghosal.
Saurav, who is ranked 17th, had earlier defeated Ryan Cuskelly of Australia in the opening round with a score of 7-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-3. Other Indians in the tournament, Harinder Pal Sandhu and Mahesh Mangoankar had been knocked out earlier.
Sandhu was defeated in the first round by Nicholas Mueller of Switzerland 5-11, 11-1, 4-11, 9-11. Meanwhile, Mangaonkar was outclassed by Andre Wagih of Egypt for a score of 6-11, 5-11, 8-11 in the qualifying phase.
Saurav had direct entry to the draw due to his ranking but could not go past the second round. James and Saurav are known to be great friends and used to train together in Leeds.
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