Singapore Squash Open: Saurav Ghosal, Ramit Tandon through to the second round
Ramit Tandon defeated Scottish player Rory Stewart, while Saurav picked up a 3-1 win against Todd Harrity of the USA.
Two Indian players, Saurav Ghosal, and Ramit Tandon reached the second round of the Singapore Squash Open 2023, on Tuesday.
Ramit registered a straight-set win over Scottish player Rory Stewart, whereas Saurav prevailed over Todd Harrity of the USA 3-1.
Continuing his good form, Ramit registered a straight-set (11-7, 12-10, 12-10) win over Rory. This week, he jumped 5 places above to attain the world rank of 38 after a semifinal finish at the Ace Malaysia Squash Cup.
Indian veteran and world no. 24 Saurav didn't have a good start to the match as he dropped the first set to the American player. But he made a quick recovery and won the next three sets to confirm the spot in the second round with a (6-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-5) win.
In the next round, Saurav will play against the world no.3 Mostafa Asal of Egypt. Saurav will look to avenge last week's straight-set defeat against Asal in the Ace Malaysia Squash Cup, Malaysia.
Ramit has a tough task ahead as he is facing the second-seeded and world no. 2 Diego Elias of Peru in the second round, who will head to the match fresh as he got a bye in the first round.