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SRFI Indian Tour - Jodhpur Leg 2022

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$12,000 SRFI Indian Tour - Jodhpur Leg 2022, Bodhi International School, Jodhpur, India, PSA Challenger Tour 10
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SRFI Indian Tour - Jodhpur Leg 2022
Men's Draw
17 - 21 Nov
Jodhpur, India, $12k

Final
[2] Abhay Singh (IND) bt [1] Zahed Salem (EGY) 13-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-8 (46m)

Semi-finals:
[1] Zahed Salem (EGY) bt [9/16] Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) 7-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-5 (40m)
[2] Abhay Singh (IND) bt [4] Ong Sai Hung (MAS) 11-3, 11-6, 11-4 (25m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Zahed Salem (EGY) bt Abdelrahman Abdelkhalek (EGY) 12-10, 11-2, 11-2 (25m)
[9/16] Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) bt [3] Darren Pragasam (MAS) 11-3, 11-0, 12-10 (33m)
[4] Ong Sai Hung (MAS) bt [5] Mohamed Nasser (EGY) 11-3, 4-11, 11-5, 11-2 (66m)
[2] Abhay Singh (IND) bt Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) 15-13, 11-5, 11-6 (37m)

2nd round:
[1] Zahed Salem (EGY) bt Andrik Lim (MAS) 11-8, 11-6, 11-8 (30m)
Abdelrahman Abdelkhalek (EGY) bt [8] Chung Yat Long (HKG) 11-5, 12-10, 8-11, 12-10 (60m)
[9/16] Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) bt [7] Hafiz Zhafri (MAS) 11-3, 11-5, 11-3 (30m)
[3] Darren Pragasam (MAS) bt [9/16] Andes Ling (HKG) 11-7, 8-11, 11-3, 11-9 (40m)
[4] Ong Sai Hung (MAS) bt Jan Wipperfürth (GER) 11-5, 11-5, 11-7 (24m)
[5] Mohamed Nasser (EGY) bt [9/16] Ravindu Laksiri (SRI) 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-13, 11-7 (90m)
Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt [6] Harley Lam (HKG) 11-3, 11-8, 11-8 (35m)
[2] Abhay Singh (IND) bt [9/16] Wee Ming Hock (MAS) 11-5, 11-6, 11-7 (30m)

1st round:
[1] Zahed Salem (EGY) bye
Andrik Lim (MAS) bt [9/16] Wailok To (HKG) 11-3, 5-11, 11-6, 11-6 (35m)
Abdelrahman Abdelkhalek (EGY) bt [9/16] Rahul Baitha (IND) 11-8, 6-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-1 (74m)
[8] Chung Yat Long (HKG) bye
[7] Hafiz Zhafri (MAS) bye
[9/16] Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) bt Pardeep Malik (IND) 11-2, 11-3, 11-1 (15m)
[9/16] Andes Ling (HKG) bt Ravi Dixit (IND) 11-6, 11-4, 11-1 (22m)
[3] Darren Pragasam (MAS) bye
[4] Ong Sai Hung (MAS) bye
Jan Wipperfürth (GER) bt [9/16] Abdullah Hashim (IRQ) w/o
[9/16] Ravindu Laksiri (SRI) bt Jaideep Singh Sethi (IND) 11-4, 11-2, 11-4 (28m)
[5] Mohamed Nasser (EGY) bye
[6] Harley Lam (HKG) bye
Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt [9/16] Lam Shing Fung (HKG) 4-11, 11-6, 12-10, 11-6 (45m)
[9/16] Wee Ming Hock (MAS) bt [WC] Krishna Mishra (IND) 11-9, 11-7, 11-3 (33m)
[2] Abhay Singh (IND) bye

SRFI Indian Tour - Jodhpur Leg 2022
Women's Draw
17 - 21 Nov
Jodhpur, India, $12k

Final:
[8] Amina Orfi (EGY) bt [1] Aira Azman (MAS) 11-6, 11-9, 12-10 (40m)

Semi-finals:
[1] Aira Azman (MAS) bt [3] Akanksha Salunkhe (IND) 11-4, 11-8, 10-12, 11-8 (37m)
[8] Amina Orfi (EGY) bt [2] Cheng Nga Ching (HKG) 11-7, 11-3, 11-6 (23m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Aira Azman (MAS) bt [5] Ching Hei Fung (HKG) 11-2, 11-9, 11-8 (22m)
[3] Akanksha Salunkhe (IND) bt [9/16] Sunayna Kuruvilla (IND) 11-9, 11-7, 7-11, 9-11, 11-7 (45m)
[8] Amina Orfi (EGY) bt [4] Tanvi Khanna (IND) 12-14, 11-8, 12-10, 11-7 (40m)
[2] Cheng Nga Ching (HKG) bt Nour Khafagy (EGY) 5-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-5, 11-9 (38m)

2nd round:
[1] Aira Azman (MAS) bt [9/16] Nour Wageeh (EGY) 10-12, 11-3, 11-1, 11-7 (25m)
[5] Ching Hei Fung (HKG) bt [9/16] Urwashi Joshi (IND) 11-8, 11-6, 11-8 (25m)
[9/16] Sunayna Kuruvilla (IND) bt [7] Salma El Alfy (EGY) 11-8, 11-2, 11-8 (21m)
[3] Akanksha Salunkhe (IND) bt [9/16] Lam Po Ying (HKG) 11-8, 11-5, 7-11, 11-6 (30m)
[4] Tanvi Khanna (IND) bt [9/16] Kirstie Wong (HKG) 11-5, 11-4, 11-5 (20m)
[8] Amina Orfi (EGY) bt Sunita Patel (IND) 11-5, 11-2, 11-1 (25m)
Nour Khafagy (EGY) bt [6] Toby Tse (HKG) 11-5, 11-8, 11-8 (25m)
[2] Cheng Nga Ching (HKG) bt [9/16] Rathika Suthanthira Seelan (IND) 11-8, 11-4, 11-3 (25m)

1st round:
[1] Aira Azman (MAS) bye
[9/16] Nour Wageeh (EGY) bt Yashi Jain (IND) 11-2, 11-7, 11-8 (23m)
[9/16] Urwashi Joshi (IND) bt Bijali Darvada (IND) 11-2, 11-1, 11-1 (16m)
[5] Ching Hei Fung (HKG) bye
[7] Salma El Alfy (EGY) bye
[9/16] Sunayna Kuruvilla (IND) bt Navya Sundararajan (IND) 11-2, 11-8, 11-3 (17m)
[9/16] Lam Po Ying (HKG) bt Janet Vidhi (IND) 11-7, 11-8, 12-10 (39m)
[3] Akanksha Salunkhe (IND) bye
[4] Tanvi Khanna (IND) bye
[9/16] Kirstie Wong (HKG) bt Mahak Talati (IND) 11-0, 11-2, 11-0 (12m)
Sunita Patel (IND) bt [9/16] Pooja Arthi Raghu (IND) 11-6, 13-11, 6-11, 11-9 (29m)
[8] Amina Orfi (EGY) bye
[6] Toby Tse (HKG) bye
Nour Khafagy (EGY) bt [9/16] Wai Sze Wing (HKG) 11-5, 11-6, 11-6 (20m)
[9/16] Rathika Suthanthira Seelan (IND) bt Anjali Semwal (IND) 11-7, 11-0, 11-8 (25m)
[2] Cheng Nga Ching (HKG) bye
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Orfi and Singh Down Top Seeds For Victory

Abhay Singh and Amina Orfi with the trophies in Jodhpur
Abhay Singh and Amina Orfi with the trophies in Jodhpur

Egypt’s Amina Orfi and home favourite Abhay Singh took the titles at the 4th HCL SRFI Indian Tour – Jodhpur Leg, with both beating the respective top seeds in the finals.

Orfi came into the tournament as the No.8 seed, and the 15-year-old was yet to reach a final on Tour. However, she did claim the World Junior Championship crown earlier this year.

After receiving a bye through the opening day’s action, the young Egyptian started her campaign with a dominant 25-minute performance against Sunita Patel, dropping just eight points in the entire contest.

A come-from behind four-game victory over No.4 seed Tanvi Khanna followed in the quarter finals, as Orfi regrouped after losing the first game 14-12. She then got the better of No.2 seed Cheng Nga Ching in the semis, winning in straight games in just 25 minutes for the second time in three days.

In her first final on Tour, the 15-year-old was pitted against the tournament’s top seed, Aira Azman. However, that did not make a difference to the young Egyptian, as she came through in straight games to claim her first Tour title, and to become one of the youngest ever winners on Tour.

She was joined in the winner’s circle by Indian Abhay Singh, who delighted the home crowd to take his fifth title of the year. He came in as the No.2 seed for the competition, and like Orfi, received a bye on the opening day.

He then did not drop a game en route to the final. Wins came against Malaysia’s Wee Ming Hock in the second round, compatriot Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu in the quarters and another Malaysian, in No.4 seed Ong Sai Hung.

In the final, Singh came up against former World No.14 Zahed Salem, and he took a tight first game 13-11. However, the Egyptian fought back to win the second, but from there on, the No.2 seed was able to just keep his nose in front in both games. He took them 11-9 and 11-8, respectively, to win in four and to secure his fifth Tiel of 2022.
 
Round 1

Orfi Into First Tour Final

Amina Orfi in action in Jodhpur

15-year-old Amina Orfi is into her first Tour final, after downing the No.2 seed in the last four of the 4th HCL SRFI Indian Tour – Jodhpur Leg on Sunday.

The reigning World Junior Champion came into this tournament as the No.8 seed, and in the semi-finals, she took on No.2 seed Cheng Nga Ching for a place in the final. The young Egyptian won in straight games, spending just 23 minutes on court, to reach a first Tour final.

She will now take on Malaysia’s Aira Azman, the top seed for the event, after the World No.92 defeated India’s Akanksha Salunkhe in a four-game contest. The Malaysian took the opening two games, but saw the home favourite fight back to win the third on a tie-break. Azman regrouped, though, and won the fourth 11-8 to advance to the final.

The men’s final in Jodhpur will be contested between the event’s top two seeds. Egypt’s Zahed Salem, the former World No.14, came from a game down to defeated India’s Velavan Senthilkumar in the last four. He lost the first 11-7, but then came through to win the next three games to book his spot in the final.

He will take on another Indian, in No.2 seed Abhay Singh, in Monday’s finale in Jodhpur. The home favourite dropped just 13 points in a confident performance, which saw him defeat No.4 seed Ong Sai Hung in just 25 minutes.

The finals of the 4th HCL SRFI Indian Tour – Jodhpur Leg will take place Monday, November 21 on the Lawns of Umaid Palace Bhawan. Amina Orfi and Aira Azman will battle it out for the women’s crown, before Abhay Singh and Zahed Salem do battle for the men’s title.
 
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