Saurav Ghosal def Lucas Serme

Andy Taylor Announcer. 2019 PSA Mens World Championship. Round 2. Saurav Ghosal
Announcer Andy Taylor | Voice of the 2019 PSA Mens World Championship | Photo: Nathan Clarke
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[10] Saurav Ghosal -11- (IND) def Lucas Serme -37- (FRA)

[vector_icon icon=”fas fa-check-circle”] Round-2 Score: 11-8, 11-5, 11-5 (36m)

Match recap from Squash Announcer Andy Taylor, Voice of the 2019 PSA Mens World Championship.

For the second straight season, World #11 Saurav Ghosal faced Camille Serme’s younger brother in Round-2 of the PSA Men’s World Championship. And again, the legend from India comfortably earned victory in 3-games. Lucas has yet to win a game against Ghosal.

► Nov 2019 | Saurav Ghosal def Lucas Serme | R2 World championship – Score: 11-8, 11-5, 11-5 (36m)
► Mar 2019 | Saurav Ghosal def Lucas Serme | R2 World Championship – Score: 13-11, 11-6, 11-8 (48m)
► Dec 2013 | Saurav Ghosal def Lucas Serme | R1 Hong Kong Open – Score: 11-5, 11-4, 11-9 (40m)

Announcer Corner | Player Introductions

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[10] Saurav Ghosal -11- (IND)

Back in Doha for his 14th PSA World Championship – this week, India’s top-talent is competing in his 200th career event on Tour. Last season, he was a force at the Majors – reaching the Final-16 in 5 of the game’s 7 Platinums, including a run to the Quarterfinals at the Black Ball Open. He reached the Final-8 at the World Championship in Chicago, captured his 9th PSA title at the Kolkata International, and finished the season ranked inside the top-10 for the first time. 13-years-ago – right here on this court – as a skinny 20-year-old kid from West Bengal – he became India’s first squash player ever to medal at the Asian Games. 7-years-later in Manchester, he became the first from his country to reach the Quarterfinals of the PSA World Championship. From Kolkata – He is the World #11, Saurav Ghosal.

► Saurav Ghosal is an Indian record breaker:

  • 2006: Doha, became the 1st squash player from India ever to medal at the Asian Games (Bronze)
  • 2013: In the UK, became the 1st player from India ever to reach the QF of the PSA World Championship
  • 2014: India’s 1st Asian Games Team Championship Gold Medal. Defeated World #7 Ong Beng Hee of Malaysia in the championship round.

▲ R1 — def Mahesh Mangaonkar -52- (IND) | Score: 11-7, 11-7, 18-16 (56m) | RECAP

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Lucas Serme -37- (FRA)

5-years-ago, he won his first World Championship main draw match right here in Doha, defeating New Zealand’s Campbell Grayson to reach the 2nd-Round. Since then, he’s won 7 PSA titles, is a French Nationals Champion, and back in August – started the new season by reaching his 15th career Final at the South Africa Open. Last year, he was a Quarterfinalist in Nantes and at the Wimbledon Club Open, climbed to career-high ranking of World #32 – and at the British Open, reached the 3rd-Round of a Platinum for the first time. Competing in his 7th PSA World Championship, he made a career-best run to the Round of 16 two-years-ago in Manchester. From France – This is Lucas Serme.

▲ R1 — def [Q] Benjamin Aubert -79- (FRA) | Score: 10-12, 11-8, 11-3, 11-5 (64m) | RECAP