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Simon Rosner (right) in action against Saurav Ghosal (left)

Tournament of Champions RD3: Rosner Powers Past Ghosal

Germany’s World No.7 Simon Rosner continued to show how at home he was on the Grand Central Terminal glass court after he saw off India’s World No.13 Saurav Ghosal in straight-games at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions to reach the quarter finals.

Rosner enjoyed the biggest moment of his career on this stage back in 2018 when he lifted the prestigious ToC title to win the first Platinum crown of his career and the German continued to show his confidence in New York as he powered past Ghosal 11-8, 11-2, 11-9 to reach his seventh consecutive quarter final at the event.

The 32-year-old German will come up against either Egypt’s former World No.1 Karim Abdel Gawad or England’s Declan James for a place in the semi-finals.

“It was kind of the same situation from Chicago last year,” said Rosner.

“I think the first two were kind of similar and then I got off to a bad start in the third and had to fight really hard to get back into it.

“I think my tactics were working, bit edgy in the beginning but I guess that’s normal against a guy like Saurav, who’s always very good with the racket and can send you the wrong way a lot of times. I’m pleased to get through that one 3-0.

“I think everybody who comes here and watches the tournament knows that it’s very unique and playing at Grand Central Station – it was a dream of mine when I was a kid to come to New York and to be able to play here is quite amazing.”

[6] Simon Rösner (GER) bt Saurav Ghosal (IND) 3-0: 11-8, 11-2, 11-9 (38m)

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