Vikram bows out of world junior squash

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Zurich, Jul 30 (UNI) India's Vikram Malhotra put up a good fight before going down to second seed Mohd El Shorbagy of Egypt in the pre-quarterfinal of the junior men's World squash championship.

Vikram squandered several crucial chances before losing 7-9, 7-9, 7-9 yesterday.

The Indian had Shorbagy on the mat in the first game with a 5-0 lead. But Shorbagy staged a brilliant recovery to take the first game.

In the round of 32, Vikram had thrashed Petrucci Camille of France 9-3, 9-7, 9-1.

Another Indian in the fray, Aditya Jagtap lost to Herik Mustonen of Finland 0-9, 0-9, 6-9.

The players will return to action on August 2 for the team championships.


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