2012

Matthew eased into the British Grand Prix final!

In the all-English semi-final between World No2 Nick Matthew (le) and his compatriot Peter Barker (ri), Matthew took the chance of a clinical 11-6, 11-7, 11-3 victory to reach his 2nd British Grand Prix after just 48 minutes of play.

Final:
[2] Nick Matthew (ENG) v [1] James Willstrop (ENG)

Semi-finals:
[1] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [3] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) 7-11, 11-6, 11-4, 14-16, 15-13 (118m)
[2] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [4] Peter Barker (ENG) 11-6, 11-7, 11-3 (48m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] James Willstrop (ENG) bt Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) 8-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-5 (66m)
[3] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt Simon Rosner (GER) 12-10, 10-12, 11-5, 11-7 (68m)
[4] Peter Barker (ENG) bt Adrian Grant (ENG) 11-8, 11-1, 11-3 (43m)
[2] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Alister Walker (BOT) 9-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-3 (58m)

1st round:
[1] James Willstrop (ENG) bt Daryl Selby (ENG) 11-8, 11-7, 11-4 (59m)
Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt Jens Schoor (GER) 11-7, 11-4, 11-6 (36m)
Simon Rosner (GER) bt [Q] Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) 11-6, 11-3, 11-5 (49m)
[3] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt [Q] Adrian Waller (ENG) 11-6, 11-7, 11-4 (36m)
[4] Peter Barker (ENG) bt Borja Golan (ESP) 11-8, 7-11, 12-10, 11-2 (85m)
Adrian Grant (ENG) bt [Q] Saurav Ghosal (IND) 7-11, 7-11, 11-3, 12-10, 11-6 (87m)
Alister Walker (BOT) bt [Q] Chris Simpson (ENG) 11-7, 14-12, 11-3 (57m)
[2] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Tom Richards (ENG) 14-12, 12-10, 11-0 (48m)


Willstrops beat Gaultier with refs support!

It was a great match over 117 minutes between World No1 James Willstrop (ri, ENG) and World No3 Greg Gaultier (le, FRA) and the crowd enjoyed the thrill the players gave them at the 1st semi-fina
l match of the British Grand Prix 2012.

In the end Willstrop won 7-11, 11-6, 11-4, 14-16, 15-13 with a lot of fortune and support of the 4 Britsh referees who decided the important calls mostly to Willstrops favour.

Final:
[2] Nick Matthew (ENG) v[1] James Willstrop (ENG)

Semi-finals:
[1] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [3] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) 7-11, 11-6, 11-4, 14-16, 15-13 (118m)
[2] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [4] Peter Barker (ENG) 11-6, 11-7, 11-3 (48m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] James Willstrop (ENG) bt Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) 8-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-5 (66m)
[3] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt Simon Rosner (GER) 12-10, 10-12, 11-5, 11-7 (68m)
[4] Peter Barker (ENG) bt Adrian Grant (ENG) 11-8, 11-1, 11-3 (43m)
[2] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Alister Walker (BOT) 9-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-3 (58m)

1st round:
[1] James Willstrop (ENG) bt Daryl Selby (ENG) 11-8, 11-7, 11-4 (59m)
Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt Jens Schoor (GER) 11-7, 11-4, 11-6 (36m)
Simon Rosner (GER) bt [Q] Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) 11-6, 11-3, 11-5 (49m)
[3] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt [Q] Adrian Waller (ENG) 11-6, 11-7, 11-4 (36m)
[4] Peter Barker (ENG) bt Borja Golan (ESP) 11-8, 7-11, 12-10, 11-2 (85m)
Adrian Grant (ENG) bt [Q] Saurav Ghosal (IND) 7-11, 7-11, 11-3, 12-10, 11-6 (87m)
Alister Walker (BOT) bt [Q] Chris Simpson (ENG) 11-7, 14-12, 11-3 (57m)
[2] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Tom Richards (ENG) 14-12, 12-10, 11-0 (48m)


Castagnet, Ghosal, Waller and Simpson into Grand Prix!

Castagnet, Ghosal, Waller and Simpson into Grand Prix!

Englishmen Adrian Waller and Chris Simpson will boost home interest in the main draw of the Springfield Solutions British Grand Prix in Manchester after claiming straight games victories in the qualifying finals in Wolverhampton.

A significant upset took place on an adjacent court where Mathieu Castagnet (le), the world No37 from France, battled for exactly an hour to overcome Egypt’s Marwan El Shorbagy, the reigning world junior champion ranked 11 places higher.

Qualifying finals:
Adrian Waller (ENG) bt Chris Ryder (ENG) 17-15, 12-10, 11-5 (54m)
Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) bt Marwan El Shorbagy (EGY) 14-12, 12-10, 11-7 (60m)
Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt Jonathan Kemp (ENG) 5-11, 11-4, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9 (54m)
Chris Simpson (ENG) bt Joe Lee (ENG) 11-6, 11-6, 11-5 (50m)

1st round draw:
[1] James Willstrop (ENG) v Daryl Selby (ENG)
Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) v Jens Schoor (GER)
Simon Rosner (GER) v [Q] Mathieu Castagnet (FRA)
[3] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v [Q] Adrian Waller (ENG)
[4] Peter Barker (ENG) v Borja Golan (ESP)
Adrian Grant (ENG) v [Q] Saurav Ghosal (IND)
Alister Walker (BOT) v [Q] Chris Simpson (ENG)
[2] Nick Matthew (ENG) v Tom Richards (ENG)

Official Website of the Springfield Solutions British Grand Prix.


Lee Laps Up Late Grand Prix Call!

Offered a place in the qualifying draw of the Springfield Solutions British Grand Prix just hours before the beginning of play, England’s Joe Lee took full advantage of the opportunity of making the main draw upsetting Scotland’s Alan Clyne in a 5-game thriller (11-7, 11-5, 6-11, 6-11, 11-8) in Wolverhampton.

The London-born 22-year-old was called up as a late replacement for Borja Golan, the Spaniard who was promoted into the main draw following the withdrawal of Egypt’s former world No1 Karim Darwish.

1st qualifying round:
Adrian Waller (ENG) bt Max Lee (HKG) 11-5, 11-8, 10-12, 12-10 (75m)
Chris Ryder (ENG) bt Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) 11-5, 8-11, 6-11, 11-5, 11-8 (74m)
Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) bt Darren Lewis (ENG) 11-6, 11-8, 11-7 (40m)
Marwan El Shorbagy (EGY) bt Gregoire Marche (FRA) 9-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-9 (70m)
Saurav Ghosal (IND) bye
Jonathan Kemp (ENG) bt Ollie Holland (ENG) 12-10, 11-9, 11-3 (35m)
Chris Simpson (ENG) bt Siddharth Suchde (IND) 11-6, 5-11, 12-10, 14-12 (84m)
Joe Lee (ENG) bt Alan Clyne (SCO) 11-7, 11-5, 6-11, 6-11, 11-8 (94m)


El Weleily & Momen took Malaysian Open titles!

Raneem El Weleily (le) and compatriot Tarek Momen (ri) secured all-Egyptian victory at the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur.

Saving 2 match-balls in the dying stages of the game, unseeded Tarek Momen overcame 2nd seed Mohamed El Shorbagy in the 1st ever all-Egyptian final of the Malaysian Open to win 12-10, 6-11, 12-10, 8-11, 14-12 in dramatic 109 minutes match – and claimed the biggest title of his career.

Raneem El Weleily claimed an historic win over top seed Nicol David to prevent the No1 seed from achieving her 8th title in the Malaysian Open final. The world No.2 showed no fear coming up against David and demonstrated a cool head to take the title in 4 games 12-10, 11-13, 11-6, 11-2.


Momen sets up all-Egyptian Malaysian Open final!

Unseeded Egyptian Tarek Momen (ri) overcame a 1st game deficit in the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open before beating higher-ranked Spaniard Borja Golan (le) 13-15, 11-7, 11-6, 11-6 to set up the 1st ever all-Egyptian final in Kuala Lumpur.

Momen will face fellow countryman Mohamed El Shorbagy, the No2 seed who earlier beat Swiss No1 Nicolas Mueller. The match was the 1st PSA World Tour battle between 2 players who contested the world junior semi-finals in Switzerland in 2008. El Shorbagy, the world No8 twice had to come from behind against Mueller and finally clinched his 11-13, 11-7, 10-12, 11-8, 11-8 victory after 64 minutes.

Final:
Tarek Momen (EGY) v [2] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY)

Semi-finals:
Tarek Momen (EGY) bt Borja Golan (ESP) 13-15, 11-7, 11-6, 11-6 (53m)
[2] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) bt Nicolas Mueller (SUI) 11-13, 11-7, 10-12, 11-8, 11-8 (64m)


El Weleily ends all-Malaysian final dream!

Egyptian Raneem El Weleily (ri) booked her place in the Malaysian Open Championships after ending the impressive run of Low Wee Wern (le) of Malaysia 11-8, 9-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9 and destroyed the hopes of an all-Malaysian final in the shopping mall of Selangor..

El Weleily will now face Nicol David in the final after the home favourite came back from a game down to overcome a determined Laura Massaro 10-12, 11-6, 11-7, 11-8 after 52 minutes of play.

David now has the chance to claim title number 63, a feat which would see her overtake Sarah Fitzgerald in most number of WSA titles ever won. Fans can watch the match unfold and see if history will be rewritten as www.psasquashtv.com will be streaming the match live for subscribers.

Final:
[1] Nicol David (MAS) vs [2] Raneem El Weleily (EGY)

Semi-finals:
[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [4] Laura Massaro (ENG) 10-12, 11-6, 11-7, 11-8 (52m)
[2] Raneem El Weleily (EGY) bt [11] Low Wee Wern (MAS) 11-8, 9-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9 (64m)


Golan downs Darwish in Malaysian Open upset!

Unseeded Spaniard Borja Golan celebrated an unexpected place in the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open in Selangor after ousting top-seeded Karim Darwish 11-3, 12-10 as Egyptian had to retire after the 2nd game caused by an ankle injury.

Golan will now meet a further Egyptian Tarek Momen, the world No19 from Cairo who put an end to home interest when he beat Malaysian Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan 11-8, 11-4, 11-13, 11-4 in 40 minutes.

There will be Egyptian interest in the other semi where No2 seed Mohamed El Shorbagy takes on the Swiss No1 Nicolas Mueller. World No8 El Shorbagy survived a thrilling 5-games match (11-8, 11-9, 1-11, 5-11, 11-8) against Finn Olli Tuominen,

It was the end of the road for brave qualifier Abdullah Al Muzayen in the other quarter-final where Mueller recovered from a game down to beat the Kuwaiti left-hander – who upset No3 seed Omar Mosaad in the earlier round – 10-12, 11-5, 11-4, 11-0 in 40 minutes.

Semi-finals:
Borja Golan (ESP) v Tarek Momen (EGY)
[2] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) v Nicolas Mueller (SUI)

Quarter-finals:
Borja Golan (ESP) bt [1] Karim Darwish (EGY) 11-3, 12-10 ret. (20m)
Tarek Momen (EGY) bt Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) 11-8, 11-4, 11-13, 11-4 (40m)
Nicolas Mueller (SUI) bt [Q] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) 10-12, 11-5, 11-4, 11-0 (40m)
[2] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) bt Olli Tuominen (FIN) 11-8, 11-9, 1-11, 5-11, 11-8 (55m)

1st round:
[1] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt [Q] Siddharth Suchde (IND) 11-3, 11-4, 11-6 (32m)
Borja Golan (ESP) bt Cameron Pilley (AUS) 11-9, 4-11, 11-6, 11-7 (73m)
Tarek Momen (EGY) bt [Q] Max Lee (HKG) 11-4, 11-8, 4-11, 13-11 (43m)
Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) bt [4] Adrian Grant (ENG) 9-11, 5-11, 11-9, 11-4, 13-11 (96m)
[Q] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt [3] Omar Mosaad (EGY) 6-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-8 (39m)
Nicolas Mueller (SUI) bt Ong Beng Hee (MAS) 11-2, 11-5, 11-2 (25m)
Olli Tuominen (FIN) bt Saurav Ghosal (IND) 8-11, 11-6, 12-10, 10-12, 11-5 (74m)
[2] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) bt [Q] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) 11-6, 6-1 ret. (17m)

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