After upsetting the top seed in the 1st round of the Motor City Open, England’s unseeded Tom Richards was unable to maintain his momentum in the quarter-finals. Egypt’s Omar Mosaad (pic), the world No15, was too strong for the Englishman who was looking for another upset after ousting top seed Dutchman Laurens Jan Anjema. Mosaad will now face England’s Adrian Grant for a place in the final. 24 hours after outlasting Egypt’s Mohd Ali Anwar Reda in a two-and-a-half hour five-game thriller, the world No17 was taken to the limit again by fellow Englishman Jonathan Kemp, when he came from behind to win 5-11, 16-14, 4-11, 11-5, 11-9. The other semi will pit Australia’s David Palmer, a former 2-times World Champion against Egyptian world No9 Mohamed El Shorbagy.
TOC on the way – Richards outs Beng Hee!
Qualifier Tom Richards (pic) from England did produce the 1st upset in the Tournament of Champions when he overcame Malaysian world no.21 Ong Beng Hee in straight but very tight games 11-6, 12-10, 12-10. The 7 other matches went the direction as the se…
World Open quarters lined up!
The 2nd part of round 2 of the Saudi World Open showed again, that all higher ranked players get through to the quarter-finals. Englishman Peter Barker needed 56 minutes to beat Australian fellow Stewart Boswell in straight games (11-6, 11-6, 11-9). Af…
Lee leaps into London Open quarters!
Qualifier Joe Lee (pic) ensured domestic interest in the top half of the London Open draw after despatching 8th seed Davide Bianchetti in the opening round of the $20,000 PSA World Tour. The 21-year-old London-born Englishman defeated 33-year-old Bianc…
Eight top seeds complete the quarters!
Also the last four matches of 2nd round of the Australian Open went into the favourites (four former world no. 1) direction. 5th seed Frenchman Greg Gaultier never let Englishman Tom Richards get into the match and Egyptian Karim Darwish always stayed …
Tuominen and Mosaad made semis in Chicago!
Second seed Egyptian Wael El Hindi and 3rd seed Laurens Jan Anjema, from the Netherlands, had their opponents, the young Swiss fellow Nicolas Mueller and the experienced Egyptian Mohammed Abbas under control and reached the semis with straight games vi…