Egypt’s World No.14 Fares Dessouky displayed an immaculate performance to defeat India’s World No.11 Saurav Ghosal and book his place in the quarter finals of the CIB Egyptian Squash Open taking place in front of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
33-year-old Ghosal had never beaten Dessouky and the Egyptian ensured that clean streak of form continued as he put the experienced Indian to the sword in straight games with a. confident display.
Alexandria-born Dessouky, who defeated Germany’s World No.6 Simon Rosner in the last round, played with unrelenting pace to constantly keep Ghosal moving around the court and never allowing the Indian to settle into his game plan to take an 11-6, 11-5, 11-5 victory in 42 minutes.
“I played really well,” said 25-year-old Dessouky following his win.
“Saurav is one of the trickiest players on tour, so I had to be focused for the whole match and play very solid and I’m happy to be through.
“I was a little bit nervous in the beginning of the match, even before the match because I have come here since I was young. I remember watching [Ahmed] Barada playing here and so I came here once – it was a dream and it came true.
“Playing against Paul [Coll] will be a really tough match, he has been improving the last couple of months, so it won’t be an easy match. It will be a long one and I need to not miss a point.”
Fares Dessouky (EGY) bt Saurav Ghosal (IND) 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-5 (42m)