Ghosal canters into Kolkata quarters!

Indian Saurav Ghosal (pic) led home hopes through to the quarter-finals of the Kolkata International after a straight games win over Malta’s Bradley Hindle in the opening round. The Kolkata-born world No24 prevailed 12-10, 12-10, 11-3 in 49 minutes to set up a clash with reigning world junior champion Amr Khaled Khalifa (EGY) who survived an 81-minute battle against fellow qualifier Ivan Yuen (7-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-5). Top seed Karim Darwish led a quintet of Egyptians through to the last eight in Kolkata. The world No3 despatched South African qualifier Clinton Leeuw 11-5, 11-1, 11-5 and will now face compatriot Mohd Ali Anwar Reda, the world No27 who also overcame a qualifier when he beat Mexican Jorge Isaac Baltazar Ferreira 11-9, 11-5, 11-9. Quarter-final line-up: [1] Karim Darwish (EGY) v Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY); [4] Saurav Ghosal (IND) v [Q] Amr Khaled Khalifa (EGY); [3] Ong Beng Hee (MAS) v Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY); [2] Omar Mosaad (EGY) v Robbie Temple (ENG).