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Saurav Ghosal Breaks Into Top 10 of PSA Rankings

Highlights

  • Saurav Ghosal moved up two places to a career-high ranking of 10, to become the first man to enter the top 10 in the latest PSA world rankings.
  • Saurav had made it in the quarter-finals of the PSA World Championships and Grasshopper Cup.
  • In the women's rankings, Joshna Chinappa continued to be the best-ranked Indian, moving up to the 15th position.

Saurav Ghosal became the first Indian male squash player to enter the list of top 10 in the latest PSA world rankings released on Monday.

Saurav moved two places above from his earlier ranking of 12 and is currently the only Asian in the top-10.

 

Ghosal is the first Indian male ever to reach this high in world rankings. The two woman stars Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal had made it to this level earlier in their career. Ghosal’s earlier best was 11 which he had touched in the October of 2018 but thereafter had dropped a rung.

Ghosal made it to the quarter-finals of the 2018-2019 PSA World Championships in Chicago, USA for the first time in his career. He was also a quarter-finalist at the prestigious Grasshopper Cup in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

Delighted to note the happy development the National Coach Cyrus Poncha said, “full credit to Ghosal for the perseverance showed. This is excellent news for Indian squash in general.”

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Rankings of other squash players

Meanwhile, Joshna has also improved from rank 16 to 15 now. Incidentally, Joshna has been ranked No 10 in the world before, back in 2016.

Dipika, who has been out of the circuit for a while has dropped to 56. As for the others, in the men’s in the main, Ramit Tandon is on 50, Vikram Malhotra 61 and Mahesh Mangaonkar 67 while in the women’s section the only one within the top 100 is Sunayna Kuruvilla 85.

New Zealand’s Paul Coll, who clinched the Canary Wharf Squash Classic in March, sealed the fifth spot on the table, and that was his career-best as well.

Egypt’s World Champion Ali Farag continues to top the rankings, followed by fellow countrymen Mohamed ElShorbagy and Tarek Momen at number two and three respectively.

Simon Rösner of Germany also raised a place to number four on the table.

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Bhawna Kothari
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