India’s Harinder Pal Sandhu, 28, has recently won the Victorian Open squash tournament held in Melbourne, Australia. In the final he defeated Rex Hedrick of Australia by 12-14, 11-3, 11-4 score. It was Sandhu’s ninth title at the PSA level and the fourth of this season after winning two in Malaysia.
Sandhu, who had reached the final 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. It was his second title in two weeks after he had won South Australian Open by defeating Rhys Dowling of Australia by 11-8 12-10 11-4 score.
Harinder Pal Sandhu is a professional squash player. He reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 56 in September 2015. He was also a part of the Indian team, which had won the gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games held at Incheon.