Top seeds Adrian Grant (pic) and Omar Mosaad reached the final of the Santiago Open in contrasting styles. Egypt’s 2nd seed Mosaad taking about a third of the time of English favourite Grant to come through the semi-finals of the $31,175 PSA World Tour event in Santiago de Compostela. Mosaad, the 22-year-old world No17, was in stunning form when he despatched Finn Olli Tuominen, the 31-year-old 3rd seed from Helsinki, 11-5, 11-6, 11-8 in just 24 minutes. An all-Egyptian final seemed on the cards when unseeded Mohammed Abbas romped to a 2/0 lead over Adrian Grant, the world No16 from London who was bidding to reach the final for the second year in a row. Abbas, a former world No13 from Giza, is fighting back to full fitness after a long layoff with a foot injury. But the English left-hander refused to give up and raised his game to fight back against the Egyptian – finally, after 74 minutes, clinching an 8-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-6 victory.
Grant and Mosaad to contest in Santiago final!