Finitsis goes for maiden World Open appearance!

Australian Steve Finitsis (pic), No73 of the world claimed the biggest upset in the qualifying finals of the Saudi World Open Squash Championship when he beat Mexican Arturo Salazar, ranked 24 places higher, to earn his first appearance in the premier event on the PSA World Tour which will be held in the Saudi Arabian city of Al-Khobar in December. Players from 20 nations met in Weybridge, England, to compete for 16 qualifying places. All 16 qualifiers: Stephane Galifi (ITA), Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY), Julien Balbo (FRA), Borja Golan (ESP), Joe Lee (ENG), Kashif Shuja (NZL), Mohammed Abbas (EGY), Alan Clyne (SCO), Adrian Waller (ENG), Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS), Jan Koukal (CZE), Chris Simpson (ENG), Muhd Asyraf Azan (MAS), Mathieu Castagnet (FRA), Robbie Temple (ENG), Steve Finitsis (AUS).