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WSF Squash World Cup: India Tops Pool B, Eyes Semifinal Triumph Against Malaysia

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In a thrilling Pool B match, India, seeded second defeated Japan with a 3-1 scoreline, securing their place in the semifinals of the SDAT WSF Squash World Cup. This historic achievement marks India’s first-ever entry into the tournament’s semifinals.

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The Indian team, comprised of Abhay Singh, Joshna Chinappa, Saurav Ghosal, and Tanvi Khanna, had already claimed semifinal berth with brilliant 4-0 victories against Hong Kong China and South Africa in their earlier matches.

The match didn’t start smoothly for India as Abhay Singh suffered a defeat in three games against Tomotaka Endo. However, former World No. 10 Joshna Chinappa showcased her incredible resilience by staging a remarkable comeback after losing the first game against Satomi Watanabe, ultimately clinching victory with a 2-7, 7-4, 3-7, 7-5, 7-5.

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India’s men’s No. 1 player, Saurav Ghosal, then outsmarted Ryunosuke Tsukue in a hard-fought five-game battle.

With the victories from Chinappa and Ghosal, India secured the top position in Pool B, as they had accumulated more victories throughout the Pool Stage than Japan. The Indian team now eagerly awaits their semifinal clash against the fourth-seeded Malaysia.

Chinappa stated,

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”It was just emotional winning this match. I knew it was going to be hard coming in. Satomi’s had some great results on tour, so honestly I’m just relieved to get through.

”It’s such a quick game and there’s really no room for error. Both of us hit some great shots at times and it was anybody’s game today.”


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