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Jansher Khan Canberra Open 2022

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$20,000 Men's Jansher Khan Canberra Open 2022, Woden Squash Centre, Canberra, Australia, PSA Challenger Tour 20
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Jansher Khan Canberra Open 2022
Men's Draw
18 - 22 Oct
Canberra, Australia, $20k

ROUND TWO
19 Oct
QUARTERS
20 Oct
SEMIS
21 Oct
FINAL
22 Oct

[1] Adrian Waller (ENG)
11-5, 11-5, 12-10 (38m)
[9/16] Valentin Rapp (GER)

Adrian Waller
11-7, 11-5, 11-1 (33m)
Owain Taylor
Adrian Waller
11-5, 11-7, 11-8 (43m)
Andrew Douglas
Adrian Waller
2-10, 11-8, 11-5
(47m)
Ryunosuke Tsukue
Owain Taylor (WAL)
11-6, 11-6, 11-4 (36m)
[7] Lwamba Chileshe (NZL)
[5] Martin Svec (CZE)
11-7, 12-10, 11-7 (33m)
[WC] Uzair Shoukat (PAK)
Martin Svec
11-4, 11-3, 9-11, 12-10 (48m)
Andrew Douglas
[4] Andrew Douglas (USA)
8-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-9 (52m)
[9/16] Joseph White (AUS)
[3] Charlie Lee (ENG)
11-6, 11-7, 11-4 (38m)
[9/16] Daniel Poleshchuk (ISR)
Charlie Lee
11-5, 11-8, 11-4 (42m)
Ryunosuke Tsukue
Ryunosuke Tsukue
12-10, 7-11, 15-13,
11-1 (67m)
David Baillargeon
[9/16] Ryunosuke Tsukue (JPN)
11-7, 12-10, 11-3 (48m)
[8] Tom Walsh (ENG)
[6] Mohd Syafiq Kamal (MAS)
6-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-5 (49m)
[9/16] Rhys Dowling (AUS)
Mohd Syafiq Kamal
11-8, 11-6, 11-6 (34m)
David Baillargeon
Amaad Fareed (PAK)
11-8, 11-4, 11-2 (30m)
[2] David Baillargeon (CAN)

ROUND ONE

[1] Adrian Waller (ENG) bye
[9/16] Valentin Rapp (GER) bt Nicholas Calvert (AUS) 11-5, 11-7, 11-4 (34m)
Owain Taylor (WAL) bt [9/16] Temwa Chileshe (NZL) 11-13, 11-5, 12-10, 11-9 (64m)
[7] Lwamba Chileshe (NZL) bye
[5] Martin Svec (CZE) bye
[WC] Uzair Shoukat (PAK) bt [9/16] Simon Herbert (ENG) 11-9, 5-11, 11-4, 9-11, 12-10 (45m)
[9/16] Joseph White (AUS) bt Wee Ming Hock (MAS) 11-3, 11-9, 11-5 (32m)
[4] Andrew Douglas (USA) bye
[3] Charlie Lee (ENG) bye
[9/16] Daniel Poleshchuk (ISR) bt Zahir Shah (PAK) 11-3, 11-2, 11-3 (14m)
[9/16] Ryunosuke Tsukue (JPN) bt Bryan Lim Tze Kang (MAS) 11-4, 12-10, 11-6 (35m)
[8] Tom Walsh (ENG) bye
[6] Mohd Syafiq Kamal (MAS) bye
[9/16] Rhys Dowling (AUS) bt [WC] James Lloyd (AUS) 11-6, 11-2, 11-4 (25m)
Amaad Fareed (PAK) bt [9/16] Sandeep Ramachandran (IND) 11-9, 16-14, 11-8 (59m)
[2] David Baillargeon (CAN) bye
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Waller Claims Crown Without Dropping Game

Adrian Waller
Adrian Waller

World No.32 Adrian Waller secured the Jansher Khan Canberra Open title on Saturday, coming through the Challenger 20 level competition without dropping a game.

The Englishman travelled to Woden Squash Centre in Australiaís capital city as the tournamentís top seed, and proceeded to show why he was the favourite for the title from the off.

After receiving a bye through the opening roundís action, Waller started with a confident performance to dispatch Germanyís Valentin Rapp in straight games, before going on to down Owain Taylor in the quarter finals, losing just 13 points in the contest.

The former English No.1 then overcame the USAís Andrew Douglas, also in straight games, I the last four, to set up a meeting in the final with the tournamentís surprise package, Japanís Ryunosuke Tsukue.

It was close to start with in the final, with the opening game going to a tie-break. Waller took it 12-10, and from there, he had the momentum to battle through to win in three. After 47 minutes, Waller had the victory, winning 12-10, 11-8, 11-5, to secure hiss tenth title on Tour, and his first away from North America since 2017.
 
Tsukue Makes It Three Consecutive Upsets

Japanís Ryunosuke Tsukue has continued his run at the Jansher Khan Canberra Open by defeating No.2 seed David Baillargeon to make it through to the final of the Challenger 20 level tournament.

Tsukue came into the semi-finals of the competition having already defeated No.3 Charlie Lee and No.8 seed Tom Walsh, and in the last four, he came up against the eventís No.2 seed. The World No.106 took on Canadian No.1 David Baillargeon in the last four of the tournament.

The first game went to a tie-break, which Tsukue won 12-10, before the Canadian took the second game to level the match up. The Japanese No.2 then won the third game on another tie-break, one that saw both men have several game balls. He took it 15-13, and with that, wrestled the momentum away from Baillargeon, before winning the fourth 11-1 to book his spot in the final.

The other semi-final saw Englandís Adrian Waller, the top seed, take on USAís Andrew Douglas. The World No.32 won in straight games to advance to the final of the Challenger 20 level competition, beating the American 11-5, 11-7, 11-8 on Friday evening.

The final of the Jansher Khan Canberra Open will take place on Saturday, October 22, with Englandís Adrian Waller and Japanís Ryunosuke Tsukue going head-to-head for the title at the Woden Squash Centre
 
Tsukue Gatecrashes Last Four

Japanís Ryunosuke Tsukue is into the last four of the Jansher Khan Canberra Open after taking down No.3 seed Charlie Lee in straight games in the quarter finals.

Tsukue came into the Challenger 20 level tournament in Australia unseeded, and got the better of Englishman Tom Walsh on Wednesday evening. That good run continued into the quarter finals, where he came up against another Englishman, in the No.3 seed, Charlie Lee.

The Japanese man, who currently sits at World No.106, was in control from the off. He took the first game 11-5, before then doubling his advantage with an 11-8 scoreline in the second. Tsukue then secured victory after 42 minutes of action at Woden Squash Centre, to advance to the semi-finals where he will face Canadian No.1 David Baillargeon.

The other match in the last four will see top seed Adrian Waller and USAís Andrew Douglas do battle. Waller came through his quarter final with Welshman Owain Taylor in straight games, while Douglas got the better of Czechiaís Martin Svec in a four-game battle.

The semi-finals of the Jansher Khan Canberra Open will take place on Friday, October 21, with the last four doing battle to reach Saturdayís finals. You can keep up to date with live scores from all matches in the tournament here.
Taylor and Tsukue Down Seeds

Walesí Owain Taylor and Japanís Ryunosuke Tsukue downed seeded players on Wednesday to make it through to the quarter finals of the Jansher Khan Canberra Open.

Taylor came through his opening round match at the Challenger 20 level tournament at the Woden Squash Centre by defeating New Zealandís Temwa Chileshe in four games. In the second round, he came up against older brother Lwamba, and secured the same result, this time beating the tournamentís No.7 seed in straight games.

The Welshman took an 11-6, 11-6, 11-4 victory to move through to the quarter finals, where he will take on top seed Adrian Waller. The World No.32 got the better of Germanyís Valentin Rapp in straight games to make it through to the last eight, including a third game tie-break which he took 12-10.

The other surprise result in Canberra saw Japanís Ryunosuke Tsukue defeat Englandís No.8 seed Tom Walsh. It was a tight contest to start with, with the Japanese man taking the first two games by scorelines of 11-7 and 12-10. The third was more comfortable, though, with Tsukue winning it 11-3 to book his spot in the last eight.

Elsewhere at Woden Squash Centre, there was a win for Englandís Charlie Lee, who now faces Tsukue in the quarter finals. Canadaís David Baillargeon, USAís Andrew Douglas, Czechian Martin Svec and Malaysiaís Mohammad Syafiq Kamal also made it into the last eight of the tournament.

The quarter finals of the Jansher Khan Canberra Open will take place on Thursday, October 20, with the final eight doing battle to try and reach the semi-finals of the Challenger 20 level competition. You can keep up to date with all the live scores from the tournament here.
 
Wildcard Shoukat Causes Upset

The opening day of the Jansher Khan Canberra Open saw Pakistani wildcard Uzair Shoukat cause an upset, as he defeated Englandís Simon Herbert in five to advance to the second round of the competition.

20-year-old Shoukat took on Herbert in the opening round of the Challenger 20 level competition at Woden Squash Centre, and took the first game 11-9. The pair then exchanged the next two games, before the Englishman stayed in the contest with an 11-9 win of his own in the fourth game. It went to a tie-break in the decider, and it was the Pakistani wildcard that came out on top, winning it 12-10 to book his spot in the second round, where he will now face No.5 seed Martin Svec.

There were a couple of other surprise results on the opening day as well. Welshman Owain Taylor downed New Zealandís Temwa Chileshe in four games after losing the first. The Welshman will now face Temwaís older brother Lwamba, the No.7 seed for the event, in the second round. Pakistanís Amaad Fareed also caused an upset, defeating Indiaís Sandeep Ramachandran in straight games.

Elsewhere, there were two Australians to make it through on home soil, with both Joseph White and Rhys Dowling victorious. The latter overcame compatriot James Lloyd in straight games, while Australian No.1 White defeated Malaysiaís wee Ming Hock to move through.

The second round of the Jansher Khan Canberra Open will take place on Wednesday, October 19, and you can keep up to date with live scores from the tournament on our website here.

The event takes place from Tuesday, October 18 to Saturday, October 22 at the Woden Squash Centre in Canberra. For more information on the event, visit the tournament website or follow on, Facebook, and Twitter.
 
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Baillargeon Excited For Oceania Run

David Baillargeon
David Baillargeon

The Jansher Khan Canberra Open will be the first of four tournaments taking place on the Challenger Tour this week.

The Challenger 20 level competition will see 24 men take to the Woden Squash Centre, and it will take place from Tuesday, October 18 to Saturday, October 22.

Englandís Adrian Waller will be the top seed for the competition, with the World No.32 being the favourite to take the title home. Canadaís David Baillargeon will be the No.2 seed, and we spoke to him prior to the event starting.

ďIím feeling very confident about my game at the moment. Iím coming back from a week of training with Rodney Martin where we made a few technical and tactical changes and Iím looking forward to testing it out in tournaments,Ē the Canadian said.

ďIím definitely looking forward to being a seeded player for this tournament. The last two tournaments, I played guys seeded ahead of me and ended up losing a couple of close matches where I didnít have much pressure but this time around it will be the opposite and Iím hoping to string together a series of victories there to get my season going properly.Ē

This will be the first of a four-event stint for the Canadian, who is making the trip to Australia and New Zealand worthwhile. He will also feature at the Australian Open and the Robertson Lodges New Zealand Open, along with playing for his country at the Nations Cup.

ďIt [Australia] is the furthest place you can go from Canada and I havenít been anywhere near this part of the world so far so I thought it was a great opportunity to go somewhere new while there is a series of four big events in a row,Ē he explained.

ďYou obviously need a series of tournaments to make the trip worthwhile as it will take me more than 24 hours to get there and will cost me a fair amount, so Iím glad the PSA and the tournament organisers were able to make such a series of events. Iím sure it will be hard physically and mentally but Iím prepared as just put in a good training stint for that reason.Ē

The Nations Cup will be a brand new event on the Tour, and will see eight nations pit two of their best players against each other in a new format, one never seen before on Tour. Baillargeon will play alongside Hollie Naughton for Canada in the event.

ďIím always proud to represent my country and Iím looking forward to this new event where there will be a few different rules trying to make our sport even more engaging,Ē Baillargeon said.

ďIt will be a good way to get some great matches while having a break from a PSA event for a week so the pressure will be different. Iím glad Iíll play alongside Hollie Naughton whoís been on fire recently and Iím confident we can have a strong result there.

ďIím hoping to get my ranking up close to top 50 before the end of the year so I can enter the bigger tournaments without being in the reserve list and having to travel at the last minute. This trip to Australia and New Zealand is surely a good opportunity to do so if I perform well.Ē

Englandís Charlie Lee and Tom Walsh, New Zealandís Lwamba Chileshe, Malaysiaís Mohammad Syafiq Kamal, American Andrew Douglas and Czechian Martin Svec will make up the rest of the top eight seeds for the tournament.

World No.134 Joseph White will be the leading Australian on home soil in Canberra, with compatriots Rhys Dowling, Nicholas Calvert and James Lloyd all in action.

The event takes place from Tuesday, October 18 to Saturday, October 22 at the Woden Squash Centre in Canberra.
For more information on the event, visit the tournament website or follow on, Facebook, and Twitter.
 

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