London, March 26: World No.18 Saurav Ghosal lost to ninth-ranked Peter Barker of England in the opening round of the $50,000 Canary Wharf Squash Classic here.
The Kolkata-based player went down 5-11, 3-11, 4-11 to the third seed in a match played Tuesday. Barker faces sixth seed Simon Rosner of Germany in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
Ghosal is yet to win against Barker in three career meetings.
“Super disappointed with my performance tonight :( Barker played well but I just didn’t turn up! Very angry with myself!!!” Ghosal tweeted Tuesday night.