Gaultier takes Grasshopper title in style!

"I've had a fantastic week here, not only because I won, but because I'm really happy with the form I have had on court through the week,” Greg Gaultier stated after the victory over Simon Rösner (pic: Irena Vanisova).

French World No.3 Greg Gaultier (front) showed impressively why he was the No.1 seed at the 2015 Grasshopper Cup, taking home the title in a commanding 11-8, 11-3, 11-9 victory over German Simon Rösner (back) in the final at Zurich’s Puls5.

Gaultier dominated from start to finish against the World No.10 who looked visibly fatigued from spending over 200-minutes on court going into the finale, including a brutal 95-minute semi-final encounter against Omar Mosaad (EGY).

The Frenchman known as the “General’ was in charge throughout the competition as he claimed the 29th PSA World Tour title of his career without the loss of a single game during the whole event to send a strong message out to his main title-rivals ahead of the Allam British Open, which gets underway on May 11, where he’ll be hoping to retain the title he won in 2014.

“Winning this title means a lot because I haven’t won a tournament for around six months. It gives me a lot of confidence going forward to have a good week like this so I’m very happy,” said Gaultier.

[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt [5] Simon Rösner (GER) 11-8, 11-3, 11-9 (45m)

[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt [3] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) 11-7, 11-8, 11-8 (51m)
[5] Simon Rösner (GER) bt [6] Omar Mosaad (EGY) 11-8, 13-11, 11-13, 11-6 (95m)

[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt Daryl Selby (ENG) 11-6, 11-4, 11-5 (45m)
[3] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) bt [8] Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) 8-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-2 (69m)
[5] Simon Rösner (GER) bt [Q] Saurav Ghosal (IND) 8-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-8 (71m)
[6] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bt [2] Ramy Ashour (EGY) 11-3, 11-8, 7-11, 9-4 ret. (61m)

1st round:
[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt Cameron Pilley (AUS) 11-8, 11-7, 11-9 (52m)
Daryl Selby (ENG) bt [7] Borja Golan (ESP) 13-11, 11-9, 11-5 (78m)
[8] Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) bt [Q] Gregoire Marche (FRA) 4-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-6 (90m)
[3] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) bt [Q] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) 5-11, 11-6, 11-6, 12-10 (76m)
[Q] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt [4] Tarek Momen (EGY) 11-9, 4-11, 11-4, 11-6 (66m)
[5] Simon Rösner (GER) bt [WC] Reiko Peter (SUI) 11-8, 11-7, 11-5 (42m)
[6] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bt [Q] Alan Clyne (SCO) 11-6, 11-5, 11-4 (38m)
[2] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt Nicolas Mueller (SUI) 3-11, 6-11, 11-9, 13-11, 11-8 (69m)