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Ritwik in finals of Malaysia squash tourney
Kuala Lumpur, November 25, 2007
First Published: 20:39 IST(25/11/2007)
Last Updated: 20:42 IST(25/11/2007)

Top seed Ritwik Bhattacharya advanced to the finals of NSC Super Satellite squash tournament in Kuala Lumpur after a riveting five-game victory over third seed local favourite Nafiizwan Adnan on Sunday.

Ritwik beat Adnan 11-10 (10-8) 5-11 6-11 11-10 (5-3) 11-9 in a marathon battle lasting 70 minutes.

The 29-year-old will take on fourth seed Pakistani Bilal Zaman in the finals tomorrow.

"He (Adnan) played some excellent squash. I didn't do very well but hung in there and played with a lot of grit. It was extremely tight in the end and I am glad that I got the job done," said Ritwik from Kuala Lumpur.

"I need a good stretch now and I am looking forward to the final tomorrow," he added.

Meanwhile, in the women's competition Joshna Chinappa crashed out in the semis of the $7,000 event.

The second seed went down 7-9 9-4 2-9 5-9 to Malaysian Lim Yoke Wah.

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