Mahesh Mangaonkar enters final of Sekisui Open in Switzerland

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Mahesh Mangaonkar enters final of Sekisui Open in Switzerland

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Indian squash ace Mahesh Mangaonkar secured a spot in the final of the ongoing Sekisui Open in Switzerland after he defeated fourth seed Daniel Mekib of Czech Republic in the semis. Mangaonakar will meet third seed Spanish player Bernat Jaume in the final match of the tournament.

India's Mahesh Mangaonkar, the top seed has moved into the final of the Sekisui Open, a Professional Squash Association event on Saturday in Kriens, Switzerland. 

Mangaonkar, who won this tournament three years ago, breezed into the title-round late on Friday beating the fourth seed Daniel Mekbib of Czech 11-4, 6-11, 11-4, 11-8. The Indian will meet the third seed Bernat Jaume of Spain in the final.

It has been a wonderful time thus far for Mangaonkar as he went past his two previous opponents without dropping a game after earning a first round bye.

Earlier, the Mumbai-born lad won the IMET Open 2013 in the Slovakian capital Bratislava and is the first Indian to do so. He was also part of the Indian team that won the Gold Medal at the 2014 Asian Games held at Incheon.

Mahesh reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 44 in January 2015 and has also won the prestigious British Junior Open Under-15 category in 2009.

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