James Willstrop beats Saurav Ghosal in Grasshopper Cup 1st round

James Willstrop defeated Indian No.1 Saurav Ghosal 12-10 11-9 11-4 in the 1st round of the 2018 Grasshopper Cup being staged in Zurich.

Willstrop produced an exciting & measured performance to overcome his training partner and close friend in 49 minutes to book a place in the quarter-finals of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) M100 World Tour event where he will play former World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad, who recorded a routine win over Scottish qualifier Greg Lobban.

Result - First Round (Bottom Half): 2018 Grasshopper Cup
[3] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt [Q] Greg Lobban (SCO) 3-0: 14-12, 11-9, 11-8 (43m)
James Willstrop (ENG) bt [8] Saurav Ghosal (IND) 3-0: 12-10, 11-9, 11-4 (49m)
[5] Tarek Momen (EGY) bt Borja Golan (ESP) 3-0: 12-10, 11-4, 11-3 (41m)
[2] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) bt [Q] Omar Mosaad (EGY) 3-1: 11-6, 11-7, 8-11, 11-8 (47m)

Draw - Quarter-Finals
[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v [6] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY)
[7] Ramy Ashour (EGY) v [4] Simon Rösner (GER)
[3] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) v James Willstrop (ENG)
[5] Tarek Momen (EGY) v [2] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY)

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