Velavan Senthilkumar and Abhay Singh enters quarters of QSF 3 Suash Tournament in Doha

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Indian squash players Velavan Senthilkumar and Abhay Singh have made a significant impact at the prestigious QSF 3 squash tournament in Doha. The tournament, a PSA World Tour Bronze event, carries a prize purse of USD 53,500.

Velavan Senthilkumar’s good form continues

Both Senthilkumar and Singh entered the quarterfinals with stunning second-round victories over seeded opponents. Reigning national champion Senthilkumar defeated Egyptian seventh seed Omar Mosaad, a former world No. 3, 13-11 11-3 9-3 after the latter retired in 30 minutes due to an injury.

Asian Games medallist Abhay then beat sixth-seeded Frenchman Auguste Dussourd 11-7 5-11 10-12 11-5 9-3, who also conceded his match in 59 minutes.

World No. 55 Senthilkumar will meet Egyptian top seed and world No. 8 Tarek Momen next, while Abhay, ranked 67 in the world, will take on Malaysian third seed and world No. 15 Eain Yow Ng. These matches promise to be exciting encounters, given the form that both Indian players have shown in the tournament so far.

The QSF 3 squash tournament in Doha is a significant event on the PSA World Tour. It attracts some of the best players from around the world, making it a challenging tournament for any player. The fact that Senthilkumar and Singh have reached the quarterfinals is a significant achievement and bodes well for the future of Indian squash.

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