The Telegraph
Sunday , July 13 , 2014
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Saurav focuses on the basics

Calcutta: Saurav Ghosal will be aiming to get his basics right in the Commonwealth Games, which starts from July 23 in Glasgow.

Saurav, India’s No. 1 squash player, will be leaving for Glasgow on Monday on the back of a shock first round defeat to qualifier Ali Farag of Egypt in the CCI PSA International Squash Championship. No wonder then that he will try to improve upon his performance if he wants to win a medal.

“The reason why I lost the match was because I failed to do my basics right. It was a tough match… I made a few mistakes here and there. So, in Glasgow, I will focus more on getting the basics right. I have done my homework and have made specific plans for my opponents. Now, it all depends on how well I can execute my plans. I’m hoping for the best,” said the fourth-seeded Saurav.

The 27-year-old city boy, though, sounded confident about his chances in mixed doubles, where he will pair up with Dipika Pallikal. The duo, who recently won the Tri-Nation Invitational tournament in Kuala Lumpur, are seeded fifth.