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Saurav Ghosal becomes first Indian to clinch Malaysia Open title

Star Indian Saurav Ghosal created history as he became the first Indian to win Malaysian Open squash championships.

The 35-year-old Indian defeated Miguel Rodriguez of Colombia in the final of
SRAM 40th Malaysian Open squash championships in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

Seeded two and ranked 15th in the world, Ghosal won in the straight-sets against the top-seeded Colombian, ranked 12 in the world by 11-7, 11-8, 13-11.

This is Saurav’s first PSA tour title in three years. He had previously won a PSA title in the 2018 Kolkata International Open.

Saurav Ghosal also became the first-ever Indian to win the Malaysian Open championship. The previous best effort by Indians in the event were runners up finish by Bhuvneshwari Kumari in 1981 and by Ghosal himself in 2003.

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