Harinder Pal Sandhu wins Victorian Open title
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Harinder Pal Sandhu wins Victorian Open title

Harinder Pal Sandhu won his second title in two weeks by beating Rex Hendrick 12-14, 11-3, 11-4, 11-7 in the finals of the Victorian Open.

other sports Updated: Jul 16, 2017 16:35 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Harinder Pal Sandhu,Victorian Open,Rex Hendric
Harinder Pal Sandhu won the Victorian Open, defeating Rex Hendrick. (HT Photo)

Harinder Pal Sandhu continued his fine run by winning a second title in two weeks, beating top-seed Rex Hedrick of Australia 12-14, 11-3, 11-4, 11-7 in a 77-minute final of Victorian Open squash, a PSA Tour event, in Melbourne today.

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Sandhu, who had reached the final without dropping a game, ran into an opponent, who was ready for a long battle. The first game saw long rallies and Hedrick held his nerve to win it on extra points as the two mixed caution with aggression.

Third-seeded Sandhu, who had won the South Australian Open last week, stepped up to win the second game 11-3 using an attacking game to keep his rival at bay.

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The third game also followed a similar pattern as Sandhu romped home 11-4.

The 28-year-old Indian carried the momentum into the fourth game and stayed ahead to win it 11-7. It was his fourth title of the year.

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He had beaten Piedro Schweertman of the Netherlands yesterday to reach the final.

First Published: Jul 16, 2017 16:35 IST