Rosner takes Kuwait title!

"I guess it’s time to have a couple of days off. I will fly home and enjoy some nice 'home-made' Christmas-biscuits and Cookies”, said Kuwait-winner Rosner."I guess it’s time to have a couple of days off. I will fly home and enjoy some nice 'home-made' Christmas-biscuits and Cookies”, said Kuwait-winner Rosner.

German star Simon Rosner (le) produced his “best squash of the year at the last tournament” when he upset top seed Borja Golan (ri) in straight games in the final of the Alwatan & Asnan Kuwait International.

Seeded 3, the World No.16 from Paderborn brought down 7th-ranked Golan, the highest-ranked Spaniard of all-time, 11-4, 11-5, 12-10 in 65 minutes to win the 7th – but biggest – PSA World Tour title of his career.

“I’m incredibly delighted to have won a tournament of this category, with a $50,000 prize-fund,” the jubilant Rosner said later. “Especially beating Borja, the man in form at the moment, is something very special to me.

“I can’t describe the feeling. It’s the best win of my career,” added the 26-year-old.

Final:
[4] Simon Rosner (GER) bt [1] Borja Golan (ESP) 11-4, 11-5, 12-10 (65m)

Semi-finals:
[1] Borja Golan (ESP) bt Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) 9-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8 (74m)
[4] Simon Rosner (GER) bt [WC] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) 11-2, 11-7, 11-9 (40m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Borja Golan (ESP) bt Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) 11-8, 11-5, 11-8 (50m)
Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt [3] Tarek Momen (EGY) 11-6, 9-11, 11-8, 11-8 (62m)
[4] Simon Rosner (GER) bt Alister Walker (BOT) 11-8, 11-8, 4-11, 11-7 (50m)
[WC] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt Max Lee (HKG) 11-9, 6-11, 12-10, 9-11, 11-6 (60m)

1st round:
[1] Borja Golan (ESP) bt [Q] Fares Mohamed Dessouki (EGY) 11-6, 11-4, 8-11, 11-3 (36m)
Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) bt [Q] Muhd Asyraf Azan (MAS) 13-11, 11-9, 11-8 (50m)
Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt [Q] Omar Abdel Aziz (EGY) 11-8, 11-7, 11-3 (42m)
[3] Tarek Momen (EGY) bt Joe Lee (ENG) 8-11, 7-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-8 (63m)
[4] Simon Rosner (GER) bt Alan Clyne (SCO) 11-6, 11-8, 11-6 (50m)
Alister Walker (BOT) bt Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry (EGY) 8-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9 (56m)
Max Lee (HKG) bt [Q] Ahmad Al-Saraj (JOR) 11-4, 11-9, 11-6 (20m)
[WC] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt [2] Daryl Selby (ENG) 11-5, 11-9, 4-11, 6-11, 11-5 (60m)