Rising Swiss star Nicolas Müller (pic) pulled off an impressive upset at the European Individual Championships in Poland when he beat experienced Spaniard Borja Golán to reach the men’s semi-finals in Warsaw. The 21-year-old battled for 44 minutes to overcome 3/4 seed Golan, the former world No10, 11-8, 11-8, 6-11, 11-1. In his 1st appearance in the event’s semi-finals, world No36 Mueller will face defending champion Thierry Lincou, ranked 8 in the world. The 2nd-seeded Frenchman had to work hard overcoming this compatriot Greg Marche 13-11, 11-7, 12-14, 11-8 in 71 minutes. In the other semi-final will be 5-time champion Gregory Gaultier, who will take on Dutch champion Laurens Jan Anjema. Top seed Gaultier defeated Mark Krajcsak 11-4, 11-6, 11-5. But Anjema almost failed to make the semis, when the world No15 had to fight back from 2 games down against Frenchman Mathieu Castagnet – then saved a match ball at 9-10 in the 5th game before finally clinching his 3-11, 8-11, 11-2, 11-9, 12-10 quarter-final victory after 89 minutes.
Gaultier eyes 8th European Final in Warsaw!
Frenchman Greg Gaultier made a positive start in his bid to reach the men’s final of the European Individual Championships for the 8th successive year when he beat local Marcin Karwowski in 11-4, 11-6, 11-7 in Warsaw, Poland. Defending champion Thierry…
Mueller moves into Rocky Mountain semis!
Nicolas Mueller (pic) became the only unseeded player to make the semi-finals when he beat Australian Zac Alexander in the quarter-finals of the Calgary Rocky Mountain Open in Calgary (11-7, 11-8, 11-8). Both players scored notable first round wins – S…
Willstrop downed Darwish to reach Kuwait semis!
England’s James Willstrop (pic front), No.6 seed in the Kuwait Open, had to fight 85 minutes to beat the Egyptian No.4 seed Karim Darwish to reach the semi-finals after 2004 for the 2nd time. His opponent will be world No.1 Ramy Ashour of Egypt, who …
Greg Gaultier next to make semis in Manchester!
Fourth seed French fellow Greg Gaultier (pic) was on fire when he beat 7th seed Englishman Daryl Selby in straight games (11-3 11-8 11-5). All shots of the Frenchman found their targets and after 57 minutes Gaultier reaches the ROWE British Grand Prix …
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…