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 – Swiss No1 Mueller overcoming England’s world No18 Adrian Grant in 4 games, and qualifier Alexander recording one of the best successes of his career by removing Egypt’s No4 seed Hisham Ashour, the 2010 runner-up. Mueller, the world No35 from Zurich, will now face Australian veteran 2-times World Champion David Palmer for a place in the final. Semi-final line-up: [1] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) v [3] Omar Mosaad (EGY); [2] David Palmer (AUS) v Nicolas Mueller (SUI).