February 13, 2012 -
India's Saurav Ghosal celebrated the biggest PSA
World Tour title win of his career at the
METROsquash Windy City Open, the PSA International
25 squash event at the University Club of Chicago in
The top seed from Kolkata faced Pakistan qualifier
Yasir Butt, a 23-year-old from Lahore whose
giant-killing run in the event included the scalps
of three higher-ranked opponents.
"Yasir came out firing, with precision short shots
catching Saurav a little of guard, taking early
leads in the first three games," explained
tournament spokesman Yoni Ellous.
"Saurav knuckled down in each with some phenomenal
retrieving causing Yasir to get frustrated."
Ghosal recovered to win the first two games, but
Butt reduced the deficit after the third.
The six-time Indian champion neutralised Butt from
the start of the fourth, quickly establishing a 5-1
lead. The Pakistani was unable to close the gap as
Ghosal powered on to secure his title-winning 11-8,
15-13, 10-12, 11-5 victory.
"Won 3-1 today!" tweeted the world No27 after the
biggest win of his career. "Yasir was really
good...he CAN play! Great final! I'm so happy to be
the METRO WINDY CITY CHAMPION! Woohooo"
The success marks the fifth Tour title of Ghosal's