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London Open 2022

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$12,000 Women's London Open 2022, Cumberland Squash Club, London, England, PSA Challenger Tour 10
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London Open 2022
Men's Draw
16 - 20 Nov
London, England, $12k

ROUND TWO
17 Nov
QUARTERS
18 Nov
SEMIS
19 Nov
FINAL
20 Nov

[1] James Willstrop (ENG)
11-6, 11-2, 9-11, 11-5 (37m)
[9/16] Simon Herbert (ENG)

Simon Herbert
11-2, 11-5, 6-11, 11-9 (38m)
Aly Abou Eleinen
Aly Abou Eleinen
11-2, 11-3 ret. (20m)
Nick Wall
 



Aly Abou Eleinen
11-6, 4-11, 11-3, 11-8 (44m)
Nathan Lake
[5] Aly Abou Eleinen (EGY)
11-5, 10-12, 11-4, 14-16, 11-6 (57m)
Miles Jenkins (ENG)
[9/16] Joe Lee (ENG)
11-5, 11-7, 9-11, 4-11, 11-6 (77m)
[6] Rui Soares (POR)
Joe Lee
12-10, 12-10, 11-7 (45m)
Nick Wall
[4] Nick Wall (ENG)
12-14, 6-11, 11-3, 11-2, 11-4 (55m)
Daniel Poleshchuk (ISR)
[3] Nathan Lake (ENG)
12-10, 6-11, 11-6, 11-3 (47m)
[9/16] Emyr Evans (WAL)
Nathan Lake
11-6, 11-9, 11-2 (44m)
Leandro Romiglio
Nathan Lake
13-11, 11-7, 11-4 (49m)
George Parker
[9/16] Leandro Romiglio (ARG)
12-14, 11-1, 11-4, 11-5 (47m)
[8] Rory Stewart (SCO)
[7] Curtis Malik (ENG)
11-7, 11-7, 3-11, 12-10 (50m)
[9/16] Ben Coleman (ENG)
Curtis Malik
11-8, 11-9, 11-7 (38m)
George Parker
Jakub Solnicky (CZE)
11-4, 9-11, 11-2, 11-4 (38m)
[2] George Parker (ENG)

ROUND ONE

[1] James Willstrop (ENG) bye
[9/16] Simon Herbert (ENG) bt James Peach (ENG) 11-5, 7-11, 11-5, 11-3 (47m)
Miles Jenkins (ENG) bt [9/16] Yannick Wilhelmi (SUI) 11-3, 11-2, 18-16 (50m)
[5] Aly Abou Eleinen (EGY) bye
[6] Rui Soares (POR) bye
[9/16] Joe Lee (ENG) bt [WC] Anthony Rogal (ENG) 11-6, 11-4, 11-3 (27m)
Daniel Poleshchuk (ISR) bt [9/16] Yannik Omlor (GER) 11-6, 11-6, 11-4 (31m)
[4] Nick Wall (ENG) bye
[3] Nathan Lake (ENG) bye
[9/16] Emyr Evans (WAL) bt Viktor Byrtus (CZE) 11-5, 11-9, 11-2 (35m)
[9/16] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) bt Robert Downer (ENG) 11-5, 5-11, 11-7, 11-3 (42m)
[8] Rory Stewart (SCO) bye
[7] Curtis Malik (ENG) bye
[9/16] Ben Coleman (ENG) bt [WC] Ayaan Vaziralli (IND) 11-4, 11-6, 11-5 (26m)
Jakub Solnicky (CZE) bt [9/16] Sam Todd (ENG) 11-2, 11-13, 12-10, 11-0 (37m)
[2] George Parker (ENG) bye

London Open 2022
Women's Draw
16 - 20 Nov
London, England, $12k

ROUND TWO
17 Nov
QUARTERS
18 Nov
SEMIS
19 Nov
FINAL
20 Nov

[1] Millie Tomlinson (ENG)
11-4, 11-7, 11-3 (33m)
[WC] Nour Ramy (EGY)

Millie Tomlinson
11-6, 11-7, 11-7 (35m)
 Anna Kimberley
Millie Tomlinson
11-9, 2-11, 3-11, 11-5, 11-9 (57m)
Hana Moataz
Hana Moataz
13-11, 11-9, 4-11,
18-16 (58m)
Georgia Adderley
[7] Anna Kimberley (ENG)
11-5, 6-11, 12-10, 11-9 (43m)
[9/16] Akari Midorikawa (JPN)
[9/16] Asia Harris (ENG)
8-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-8 (40m)
[6] Nadia Pfister (SUI)
Asia Harris
11-4, 11-2, 8-11, 11-8 (40m)
Hana Moataz 
[4] Hana Moataz (EGY)
11-4, 11-3, 8-11, 11-7 (32m)
[9/16] Alison Thomson (SCO)
[3] Katie Malliff (ENG)
9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-9 (40m)
[9/16] Rana Ismail (EGY)
Katie Malliff
11-7, 2-11, 11-1, 11-6 (41m)
 Alicia Mead
Alicia Mead
11-3, 11-7, 8-11, 7-11, 13-11 (63m)
Georgia Adderley
[9/16] Alicia Mead (ENG)
11-4, 11-4, 8-11, 11-3 (45m)
[5] Tessa ter Sluis (NED)
[8] Torrie Malik (ENG)
11-5, 11-9, 11-9 (26m)
Polly Clark (ENG)
Torrie Malik
9-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-7 (45m)
 Georgia Adderley
Emilia Korhonen (FIN)
11-5, 11-6, 11-5 (25m)
[2] Georgia Adderley (SCO)

ROUND ONE

[1] Millie Tomlinson (ENG) bye
[WC] Nour Ramy (EGY) bt [9/16] Nadeen Kotb (EGY) 11-9, 11-4, 11-2 (30m)
[9/16] Akari Midorikawa (JPN) bt Sarah Soudan (EGY) 11-9, 8-11, 11-6, 11-6 (40m)
[7] Anna Kimberley (ENG) bye
[6] Nadia Pfister (SUI) bye
[9/16] Asia Harris (ENG) bt Amna Fayyaz (PAK) 11-4, 11-3, 11-3 (20m)
[9/16] Alison Thomson (SCO) bt Kiera Marshall (ENG) 11-6, 11-6, 11-7 (37m)
[4] Hana Moataz (EGY) bye
[3] Katie Malliff (ENG) bye
[9/16] Rana Ismail (EGY) bt [WC] Arisha Jahan Khan (USA) 11-3, 11-3, 11-3 (20m)
[9/16] Alicia Mead (ENG) bt Yasshmita Jadishkumar (MAS) 11-7, 11-2, 11-4 (29m)
[5] Tessa ter Sluis (NED) bye
[8] Torrie Malik (ENG) bye
Polly Clark (ENG) bt [9/16] Ali Loke (WAL) 7-11, 11-9, 11-8, 6-11, 11-7 (55m)
[9/16] Breanne Flynn (IRL) bt Emilia Korhonen (FIN) 11-4, 13-11, 11-6 (25m)
[2] Georgia Adderley (SCO) bye
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REPORTS

Egyptís Eleinen and Moataz Victorious

Egyptís Aly Abou Eleinen and Hana Moataz took the titles at the London Open this weekend, with the latter becoming the first female player to win three times in the 2022-2023 season.

Eleinen came into the menís Challenger 20 level tournament at the Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club as the No.5 seed, and received a bye through the opening dayís action. He then took on Englishman Miles Jenkins in round two, and he had to go the distance. The Egyptian lost the fourth game 16-14 after having chances to secure the win, but he made up for it in the fifth, taking it 11-6 to book his spot in the quarters.

In the last eight, Eleinen took on Englishman Simon Herbert, who had gotten the better of the three-time reigning champion James Willstrop in the second round. The Egyptian made sure there would be no shock in their match, though, winning in four games. He then got past a struggling Nick Wall, dropping just five points to the Englishman, who was not fully fit for the contest.

The final saw the No.5 seed take on Englandís Nathan Lake, the No.3 seed for the competition. He won the first game 11-6, but saw the Englishman fight back to take the second and level the match. From there, though, Eleinen was in top form, and won in four games to claim his first title of the season.

Compatriot Hana Moataz, meanwhile, is building an extensive list of titles already this season. She won the Life Time Chicago Open and the Hamilton Open in October, and has taken the London Open this weekend for her third success in the 2022-2023 campaign.

She came into the event as the No.4 seed, and like Eleinen, had a bye through the opening dayís action. The Egyptian then took on Scotlandís Alison Thomson to kick her week off, and won in four games. That was followed by another four-game success, this time against Englishwoman Asia Harris in the quarter finals.

In the semi-finals, Moataz came up against top seed and former World No.20 Millie Tomlinson, who won this event back in 2015. After winning the first game 11-9, the Egyptian could then only muster five points across the next two games, as she fell 2-1 behind. She fought back though, taking the fourth 11-5, before coming through a tense fifth game 11-9 to take out the top seed.

The final saw the Egyptian take on No.2 seed Georgia Adderley, and two tight games went her way early on, including the first on a tie-break 13-11. The Scot battled back to win the third 11-4, and then had her chances in the fourth, but eventually, Moataz got over the line, with an 18-16 scoreline going her way. She becomes the first woman to claim three titles this season.
 
Semi Finals

Finalists Set At The Cumberland Club

The finals of the London Open are set, with an Egyptian duo set to take on a British pair on Sunday at the Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club.

The big surprise of the day came in the womenís Challenger 10 level competition, as No.4 seed Hana Moataz downed top seed Millie Tomlinson to move through to the final. The Egyptian won the opening game 11-9, but then only managed to score five points across the next two games. She fought back though, winning the fourth 11-5, before taking the deciding game 11-9 to book her place in the final.

She will now face Scotlandís Georgia Adderley, the No.2 seed, in the final on Sunday. The Scot also had to go the distance in her semi-final with Englandís Alicia Mead. She found herself two games up, but the Englishwoman, who was unseeded for the competition, fought back to level the match. The fifth then went to a tie-break, with Adderley eventually taking it 13-11 to secure the win after 63 minutes of action.

Englandís Nathan Lake overcame with compatriot George Parker, the No.2 seed, in the last four of the menís Challenger 20 level competition at the London Open. A tight first game went the way of Lake 13-11, and from there, he was in cruise control, winning the next two as well to secure a straight games victory.

He will now face Egyptís Aly Abou Eleinen in the final on Sunday, after the tournamentís No.5 seed overcame a struggling Nick Wall. The Egyptian won the first two games comfortably, with Wall only able to muster five points in total. He then won the third 11-0, with the Englishman clearly unable to move properly.

The finals of the London Open will take place on Sunday, November 20, with the Egyptian duo of Aly Abou Eleinen and Hana Moataz taking on the British pair of Nathan Lake and Georgia Adderley, respectively, for the titles.

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected Challenger Tour Events will also be shown live on SQUASHTV.
 
Quarter Finals

Eleinen and Moataz Break British Stronghold

The Egyptian duo of Aly Abou Eleinen and Hana Moataz made sure that it will not be an all-British line-up in the semis of the London Open on Saturday.

Eleinen came up against Englishman Simon Herbert in the last eight on Friday afternoon, with Herbert having defeated former World No.1 James Willstrop to reach the quarter finals. There would not be another shock though, as the Egyptian took the win in four games to move through to the semi-finals.

The Egyptian will now face off against Englandís Nick Wall, after the No.4 seed defeated Joe Lee in straight games to move into the last four. George Parker and Nathan Lake will meet in the other menís semi-final, in an all-English clash.

In the womenís event, Egyptís Hana Moataz got the better of Englishwoman Asia Harris in straight games to move through to the last four at the Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club. She won the first two games of their quarter final contest, before seeing Harris take the third game. However, Moataz was able to claim the fourth to secure the victory.

Moataz will now face top seed Millie Tomlinson after the top seed defeated compatriot Anna Kimberley in straight games. Alicia Mead caused an upset to get the better of No.3 seed Katie Malliff, and she will now face Scotlandís Georgia Adderley in the other womenís semi-final.

The semis of the London Open will take place on Saturday, November 19 at the Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club, with the last four in both draws aiming to reach Sundayís finals.

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected Challenger Tour Events will also be shown live on SQUASHTV.
 
Round 2

Herbert Downs Defending Champ Willstrop

Englandís Simon Herbert took a major scalp on day two of the London Open, beating three-time defending champion and former World No.1 James Willstrop.

Willstrop, who won this event in 2018, 2019 and 2021, came in as the top seed, while Herbert was unseeded. However, some quick-fire squash from the World No.87 saw him move two games in front. The former World No.1 then won the third to fight back into the contest, but Herbert was too strong for his compatriot, winning in four games.

Elsewhere in the menís draw, fellow Englishman Joe Lee also caused an upset. He defeated Portuguese No.1 Rui Soares in a five-game battle, fending off a comeback from the No.6 seed. Argentinaís Leandro Romiglio also upset the seedings, as he beat Scotlandís Rory Stewart, the No.8 seed, in a four-game contest, fighting back after losing the first on a tie-break.

There were three more surprises in the womenís event, with Egyptís Rana Ismail downing No.3 seed Katie Malliff. She lost the first game to the young Englishwoman, but then battled back to win in four, securing her spot in the quarter finals.

She will take on Englandís Alicia Mead, who also took down a seed on day two in London. The Englishwoman defeated Tessa ter Sluis, the Dutch No.5 seed, in four, while compatriot Asia Harris got the better of No.6 seed Nadia Pfister, also in four games.

The London Open continues on Friday, November 10 with the quarter finals in both competitions. The last eight in both draws will do battle to try and reach the semis of the Challenger 20 and 10 level events.

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected Challenger Tour Events will also be shown live on SQUASHTV.
 
Round 1

Seven English Players Win On Opening Day

It was a good day for the home faithful at the London Open, with seven of the 16 matches being won by English players at the Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club.

Two of those wins came in all-English matches in the menís event. Simon Herbert and James Peach did battle for a place in the second round, with Herbert coming out on top. He defeated hiss compatriot in four games to set up a meeting with three-time champion James Willstrop. Meanwhile, Joe Lee defeated wildcard Anthony Rogal in straight games, dropping just 13 points in a 27-minute match.

The other two Englishmen to go through were Miles Jenkins and Ben Coleman. The latter also defeated a wildcard, getting the better of Indiaís Ayaan Vaziralli in straight games, while Jenkins came through a tough third game tie-break 18-16 to defeat German No.2 Yannik Omlor.

In the womenís event, a further trio of English players got through to the last 16. Asia Harris and Alicia Mead both came through their respective first round matches in straight games, while Polly Clark caused an upset. She got the better of Welshwoman Ali Like, going the distance. Clark came from a game down to lead 2-1, and then had to regroup to win the fifth game 11-7.

Elsewhere, wildcard Nour Ramy booked her place in the second round of the competition after beating compatriot Nadeen Kotb in straight games. Argentinaís Leandro Romiglio downed training partner Robert Downer in a four-game battle, while Jakub Solnicky knocked out Englandís Sam Todd in one of the dayís other surprise results.

The London Open continues on Thursday, November 17, with the seeded players coming into the tournament in the second round.

 
Preview

Malik Proud To Take First Titles

Torrie Malik with the British Junior National Championships trophy
Torrie Malik with the British Junior National Championships trophy

he London Open begins on Wednesday, November 16, with a Challenger 20 level menís event and a Challenger 10 level womenís event.

The Cumberland Club will play host to the five-day tournament, which will see 48 players aiming to take home the titles come Sunday, November 20.

Reigning three-time London Open champion James Willstrop will be the top seed for the menís title, as he aims for a fourth consecutive victory. Compatriots George Parker, Nathan Lake and Nick Wall will make up the rest of the top four seeds in the menís event.

Egyptís Aly Abou Eleinen, Portuguese No.1 Rui Soares, Scotlandís Rory Stewart and Argentine Leandro Romiglio, who comes off the back of reaching the quarter finals at the Robertson Lodges New Zealand Open, will also be in contention this week in London.

Englandís Millie Tomlinson, who won this event back in 2015, will be the top seed for the womenís draw. She will be joined in top eight seeds by compatriots Katie Malliff, Torrie Malik and Anna Kimberley.

We spoke to Malik, who has won a title for the last three weeks. She claimed the British National Junior Championship crown in the last week of October, before winning her maiden two PSA Tour titles this month. The Englishwoman claimed the Czech Open crown, her first, before then also winning the Telsa Media David Lloyd Purley Open this weekend.

ďPersonally, I feel like I am playing well at the moment. Obviously not perfect yet, but thatís what I am training towards,Ē she admitted.

ďIím very happy to have claimed my first PSA title in Brno. Before this win, I had been in 6 PSA finals and not taken a single title yet. However in Brno I managed to get that title.

ďIt was my last U19 British Junior Championships so pleased to have got the title to end my junior career. To look back at the record to see me having five national titles is great for me and Iím pleased [with that record].Ē

Malik will be the No.8 seed for this weekís event, but she does not take that into account when preparing for a tournament. She also believes that she can make big strides up the World Rankings if her performance continue to improve.

ďFor me it [seeding] doesnít really have an impact on me, no pressure at all. Just got to go into the tournament feeling positive and making sure I put in the performances I know I can do,Ē Malik said.

ďMy goal ranking for the end of the season would be top 30-40. It is a big jump I know but I believe I could do it. So letís see what happens.Ē

The four wildcards for the tournament will be from four different nations. Englandís Anthony Rogal and Indian Ayaan Vaziralli will be in the menís draw, while the womenís event will see the USAís Arisha Khan and Egyptís Nour Ramy in action.

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected Challenger Tour Events will also be shown live on SQUASHTV.
 

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