Grant and Mosaad to contest in Santiago final!

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.