England’s Nick Matthew (pic le) showed just why he is ranked world no.1 when he downed Egypt’s Ramy Ashour (pic ri) in straight games after 58 dramatic minutes of the Australian Open in Canberra. The end of 1st game was the crucial point of the match, when Matthew stuck with Ashour through the Egyptian’s periods of brilliance. Matthew saved five game points to take the game on his 1st occasion 16-14. Matthew managed to stay on top and extended the lead. Ashour stepped up the pace in the 3rd to be 8:5 ahead, when the English world no. 1 fought back to force the tiebreak. Again Matthew stayed strong and took his first Australian Open title.
Gaultier and Ashour in spectacular form!
The last two quarter-finals of the Australian Open saw French Greg Gaultier (piv ri) and Egypt’s Ramy Ashour playing immaculate matches beating Karim Darwish (EGY, pic le) and Thierry Lincou (FRA) to take the last to semi-final spots. Right from the …
Australian Open: Beng Hee outs Walker!
Day one of the Australian Open is over. In the 1st match of the evening session, former world no.1 Amr Shabana of Egypt overcame promising Australian Ryan Cuskelly in four games (11-8, 11-7, 12-14, 11-8). Followed by the Malaysian Ong Beng Hee (pic), w…
Top seeds in form at the Australian Open!
First four matches in the 2nd round of the men’s draw of the Australian Open saw that all higher seeded players passing their opponents. World no. 1 Nick Matthew (ENG) did not face big problems beating Egyptian 11th seed Wael El Hindi in straight gam…
World top two to content into Canberra final!
Top seeds Nick Matthew and Ramy Ashour (pic ri) will fight out the Australian Open final after contrasting semi-finals. Nick Matthew celebrated a straight games win (11-7, 11-8, 11-8) over fellow Englishman James Willstrop. Matthew looked incredibly re…
Madeline Perry won the Australian Open!
Irish girl Madeline Perry (pic ri) won the Australian Open against England’s Alison Waters (pic, le) in the 5th game on extra points to claim her biggest tournament victory and her 7th overall title on the WISPA Tour. Perry was two games ahead when W…