In the women’s it was an all Indian final between Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa. Joshna Chinappa won the tittle ending the drought of 36 years. Saurav Ghosal was the first Indian men to break into the final of Asian Squash Championship, it was mixed emotions feeling for the Indians Squash fans as 2nd seed Saurav Ghosal got defeated by 1st seeded Max Lee (Hong Kong).
In the first ever all Indian final of Asian Squash Championship, between 2nd seed Joshna Chinappa and 4th seed Dipika Pallikal. It was assured that the tittle was going to india but still 2 players fought mercilessly against each other to prove who is the boss.
It was well fought battle and keeping the spectators at the edge of the seat as the 2 Indian women’s played exceptionally well and gave the game nail bitting finish.
2nd seeded Joshna Chinappa won the match by 13/15, 12/10, 11/13, 11/4, 11/4 and proved who is the boss.
In the first game Dipika Pallikal won by 15-13 and other game was won by Joshna by 12-10 and again in the 3rd game it was Dipika who emrged victorious, first 3 games saw the close see – saw battle between the 2 Indians .
After that 2nd seed Joshna Chinappa proved that why she is 2nd in the world and through her experience won the next 2 games by same score 11-4. Dipika Pallikal also played very well but in the end there is only one winner and that is Joshna Chinappa.
In the men’s Squash it was hard luck for the Indians fans.
Saurav Ghosal in the semi-finals dethroned the defending champion but it was hard luck for the Indian as in finals he got defeated and the score was 5-11, 11/4, 11/8, 11/7.
Both the players were energized as they played 1st game in which Indian won but the second game was won by Max 11-4. The fun begin in the 3rd game as it was never clear who was going to take this game, as Saurav was tailing Max by 5-2 but then he went on to chase down the deficit and getting the score equal but by playing some bad shots again and again, it was the Max who did not do a mistake and take the game and lead the match by 2-1.
In the 4th game, Saurav looked a bit exhausted and gave away 3 points easily. Max lee was playing great and took the advantage of Saurav and went on to win the game and match.
What the players said
Saurav Ghosal – “I didn’t play well enough today, and Max played better as the match went on. Not what I came for, but well done to max.”
Max Lee- “I didn’t even think about the semi or the final when I came here, so it feels great to win, and in front of so many people too!