Harinder Sandhu wins Victorian Open
THE HANS INDIA |
Jul 17,2017 , 02:38 AM IST
Melbourne: India's 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 here on Sunday.
Sandhu, who had reached the final of the PSA Tour event 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.
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.He had beaten Piedro Schweertman of the Netherlands to reach the final.