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India’s squash champ Ghosal is 42nd in the world


New Delhi : India's national squash champion Saurav Ghosal moved up one spot to 42nd in the world while former champion Ritwik Bhattacharya slipped to 51st in the June rankings released Friday.

According to the Professional Squash Association (PSA) website, Ghosal and Bhattacharya are the only two Indians in the top 100 players.

Ghosal, 20, has a total of 1,113.75 points from 15 tournaments played so far.

India's current No. 1 player, Ghosal's two previous major tournaments were in April. He finished 33rd in the Qatar Classic and at the same position at the Sheikha Al Saad Kuwait Open 2007.

He aims to be in the top 30 by December. The Leeds-based Indian, who has had a career-high world ranking of 40 this April, won the bronze medal at the Doha Asian Games in December 2006.

The Kolkata-born Ghosal won the Indian national titles in 2004 and 2006.

Bhattacharya has 902.50 points from 13 tournaments.

A five-time national champion, 27-year-old Bhattacharya's last major tournament was the Losone Swiss Classic in Germany in April, when he retired in a first-round match.