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Saurav Ghosal (left) overcame Omar Mosaad (right) to reach the final in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Open: Dessouky and Ghosal Set Up Final Clash

The final of the 2020 Pittsburgh Open is set, with Egypt’s Fares Dessouky and India’s Saurav Ghosal, the tournament’s top two seeds, through to face off in Sunday’s showpiece match.

Both men came through their semi-final clashes in four games, with the No.1 seed Dessouky taking out the defending Pittsburgh Open champion, Gregoire Marche.

The Frenchman took the opening game of their last four match, but from there on, it was the World No.11 that had complete control of the match, allowing Marche to score just 16 points in the next three games.

Dessouky came out firing to take the next three 11-5, 11-5, 11-6, booking his place in the final in Pittsburgh, in his first tournament of the year after missing the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions.

The other semi-final saw India’s Saurav Ghosal take on Egypt’s Omar Mosaad, with the World No.13 winning out in four, despite a lengthy tie-break in the second game.

Ghosal won the first 11-6, but the second was a very different affair, with double the amount of points needed to settle it. The Egyptian eventually took it 18-16, but Ghosal was able to take back control of the match.

The Indian went on to win the third 11-7, before taking the fourth in a tie-break, securing victory in the match, booking his place in the final against Dessouky on Sunday evening in Pittsburgh.

You can keep up with the live scores from the event here.

Results – Semi-Finals: Pittsburgh Open
[1] Fares Dessouky (EGY) bt [4] Gregoire Marche (FRA) 3-1: 8-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-6 (51m)
[2] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt [5] Omar Mosaad (EGY) 3-1: 11-6, 16-18, 11-7, 12-10 (73m)

Draw – Final: Pittsburgh Open
[1] Fares Dessouky (EGY) v [2] Saurav Ghosal (IND)

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