Ghosal grabs last 16 slot in Delhi!

Saurav Ghosal (IND) beat Julian Illingworth (USA) 12-10, 11-4, 11-2 in the 1st round of the Punj Lloyd PSA Masters 2011 (phone: Steve Cubbins, SquashSite)

Saurav Ghosal (pic) ensured surprise home interest in the 2nd round of the Punj Lloyd PSA Masters in India after upsetting higher-ranked US champion Julian Illingworth (12-10, 11-4, 11-2) in today’s 2nd part of the 1st round in New Delhi. Later on England’s new world No2 James Willstrop secure his place in the 2nd round, by recovering from a game down against Nicolas Mueller before going on to beat the Swiss 8-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-5.

Further 1st round results: Alister Walker (BOT) bt Alan Clyne (SCO) 11-5, 11-6, 11-5 (28m); Simon Rosner (GER) bt Omar Abdel Aziz (EGY) 11-7, 11-6, 11-4 (34m); [7] Daryl Selby (ENG) bt Mohammed Abbas (EGY) 11-4, 11-7, 11-9 (33m); [5] Peter Barker (ENG) bt Olli Tuominen (FIN) 11-4, 11-4, 11-1 (25m); Cameron Pilley (AUS) bt Jonathan Kemp (ENG) 11-5, 9-11, 11-4, 13-11 (55m); [1] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) 9-11, 11-3, 11-4, 11-9 (42m).