Underdogs India, the hosts, stretched title-holders England all the way in the World Cup before going down to the 2nd seeds in the first qualifying round in Chennai. In the opening match in Pool B, Indian number one Saurav Ghosal (pic) faced James Willstrop, the world No4 against whom he had never previously taken a game. The pair train together in Pontefract, England. Spurred on by a loyal local crowd surrounding the all-glass showcourt at the Chennai centre Ghosal made Willstrop’s life very tough before the Englishman clinched the 12-14, 11-3, 11-5, 10-12, 12-10 victory after 61 minutes. Result overview: http://www.wsfworldcup.com/results.html
Ghosal stretches Willstrop at the World Cup!