Ghosal set to return at the Aussie open
It’s been three painful months for Saurav Ghosal who will be making his return at the Australian Open in Canberra on August 8.other Updated: Aug 03, 2011 01:42 IST
It’s been three painful months for Saurav Ghosal who will be making his return at the Australian Open in Canberra on August 8.
India’s premier squash player, Ghosal, incurred a freak injury during the Irish Open semifinal in April and the examinations showed two muscle tears under his left-foot.
"One tear was in the plantar fascia (a connective tissue that supports the arch of the foot) and the other one in a tendon connecting one of the small toes. It was almost six weeks before I hit the court again," the world No 26 told HT on Tuesday.
When asked why he was being unable to break into the top 20, Ghosal said, "Honestly, I was winning the match when the injury occurred at the Irish Open. Things would be different had I gone all the way there."
Ghosal will be playing Stewart Boswell in the first round which features top ranked players from around the world, including world No 1 Nick Matthew and Egyptian Ramy Ashour. Ghosal will face the latter if he defeats the 33-year-old Aussie in the opening clash.