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05/10/2019
Squash Squared Open 2019

Squash Squared Open 2019

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Squash Squared Open 2019
11 - 16 May
London, England, $50k

ROUND TWO
12-13 MAY
QUARTERS
14 MAY
SEMIS
15 MAY
FINAL
16 MAY

[1] Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY)
7-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-7 (64m)
Fares Dessouky (EGY)

Marwan Elshorbagy
11-13, 11-7, 7-11, 11-4, 11-6 (56m)
Baptiste Masotti
Marwan Elshorbagy
11-9, 11-7, 11-8 (37m)
Mostafa Asal
Marwan Elshorbagy
13-11, 11-7, 11-6 (51m)
Iker Pajares Bernabeu
Baptiste Masotti (FRA)
11-4, 8-11, 11-5, 7-11, 11-7 (60m)
[5] Mathieu Castagnet (FRA)
Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND)
11-9, 11-5, 11-9 (44m)
[7] Cesar Salazar (MEX)
Mahesh Mangaonkar
11-9, 11-9, 11-9 (51m)
Mostafa Asal
Mostafa Asal (EGY)
11-9, 11-4, 11-7 (42m)
[4] Tom Richards (ENG)
[3] James Willstrop (ENG)
9-11, 11-7, 11-7, 8-11, 11-6 (78m)
Chris Simpson (ENG)
James Willstrop
18-16, 11-6, 11-9 (70m)
Lucas Serme
James Willstrop
11-5, 11-9, 11-8 (48m)
Iker Pajares Bernabeu
[8] Lucas Serme (FRA)
11-4, 13-11, 11-6 (62m)
Ben Coleman (ENG)
[6] Daryl Selby (ENG)
16-14, 3-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-9 (93m)
George Parker (ENG)
Daryl Selby
11-5, 5-11, 11-3, 11-3 (57m)
Iker Pajares Bernabeu
Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP)
8-11, 12-10, 11-8, 4-11, 11-7 (99m)
[2] Omar Mosaad (EGY)

ROUND ONE

[1] Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY) bye
Fares Dessouky (EGY) bt Asim Khan (PAK) 11-3, 11-2, 11-0 (27m)
Baptiste Masotti (FRA) bt [WC] Tom Walsh (ENG) 11-9, 11-7, 11-4 (30m)
[5] Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) bye
[7] Cesar Salazar (MEX) bye
Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt Ramit Tandon (IND) 11-9, 11-3, 11-2 (38m)
Mostafa Asal (EGY) bt [WC] Jordan Warne (ENG) 11-1, 11-2, 11-2 (19m)
[4] Tom Richards (ENG) bye
[3] James Willstrop (ENG) bye
Chris Simpson (ENG) bt Olli Tuominen (FIN) 11-7, 11-4, 16-14 (47m)
Ben Coleman (ENG) bt Carlos Cornes (ESP) 11-6, 11-2, 11-1 (59m)
[8] Lucas Serme (FRA) bye
[6] Daryl Selby (ENG) bye
George Parker (ENG) bt Patrick Rooney (ENG) 11-13, 11-6, 11-9, 11-7 (66m)
Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) bt Sťbastien Bonmalais (FRA) 11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 11-3 (70m)
[2] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bye

REPORTS

Elshorbagy Defeats Pajares To Win Title

Marwan ElShorbagy claimed the 10th PSA World Tour title of his career, as he downed Iker Pajares Bernabeu to win the Wimbledon Club Squash Squared Open.

The Egyptian was the No.1 seed for the tournament, and had made it through to the final after dropping just three games along the way.

However, he came up against a young Spaniard who had knocked out the No.2 seed Omar Mosaad, No.6 seed Daryl Selby and No.3 seed James Willstrop en route to the final.

Claiming the title would be a step too far for Pajares though, as he succumbed to a clinical performance from the World No.21, who won it 13-11, 11-7, 11-6.

The first game was a tight one, as Pajares pushed the ĎJackalí all the way, but he clinched it on a tiebreak, before securing both the second and third games in much easier fashion.

ElShorbagy will now turn his focus to the Allam British Open, which starts on May 20, while Pajaresí next tournament will be the Midgal Insurance 11K Tel Aviv at the end of the month.

Result Ė Final: The Wimbledon Club Squash Squared Open
[1] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) bt Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) 3-0: 13-11, 11-7, 11-6 (51m)
 
Pajaresí Third Shock Win Sets Up Final
With Elshorbagy


Spainís Iker Pajares Bernabeu is through to the final of the Wimbledon Club Squash Squared Open, after he earned his third shock victory of the week, beating James Willstrop.

The Englishman, and former World No.1, was the No.3 seed for the tournament, but he could not contain the Spaniard. Despite being ranked 41 places below his opponent, Pajares eased through to the final in three games.

His semi final victory comes off the back of beating both the No.2 seed Omar Mosaad, and No.6 seed Daryl Selby in the second round and quarter finals, respectively.

Pajares will face No.1 seed Marwan ElShorbagy in the final, after he came through an all-Egyptian clash against 18-year-old Mostafa Asal in his semi final.

The World No.21 won out in straight games, despite all three games going close to the distance, as the younger ElShorbagy brother won out 11-9, 11-7, 11-8 in 37 minutes.

You can watch the final live on the Wimbledon Clubís YouTube channel at 18:45 local time (UTC+1).
 
Elshorbagy Battles Past Masotti
To Reach Semis


Tournament No.1 seed Marwan ElShorbagy had to win the final two games to come from behind to beat Franceís Baptiste Masotti in the quarter finals.

It was the first time that the pair had face off on the PSA World Tour, and it was the Frenchman, ranked 61st in the world, got off to the better start.

He won the first on a tie-break, and after ElShorbagy fought back to take the second, Masotti retook the lead by winning the third 11-7.

However, it would be the Egyptian, the World No.21, who took the victory, as he won both the fourth and fifth games to seal his semi final spot in just under an hour.

He will face countryman Mostafa Asal in the last four, after the 18-year-old defeated Indiaís Mahesh Mangaonkar in straight games.

The pair had both beaten seeded players to reach this point, in Tom Richards and Cesar Salazar, respectively, and neither man wanted to give up this chance of a semi final spot.

Asal eventually went on to win the first ever meeting between the pair on the Tour, winning all three games 11-9 in a 51-minute battle.

On the other side of the draw, former World No.1 James Willstrop had a monster three-game clash with Franceís Lucas Serme, which lasted 70 minutes.

The first game alone took 36 minutes, which the Englishman won in a lengthy tiebreak, 18-16. The 2016 Champion then took the next two games to secure victory, booking his place in the last four.

His opponent in the semi finals will be Iker Pajares Bernabeu, the World No.58. He came through a tricky clash with No.6 seed Daryl Selby, in a match lasting just under an hour.

The Spaniard had already fought his way past No.2 seed Omar Mosaad in a marathon 99 minute clash in the last 16, before beating the Englishman to book his spot in the last four.

For more information on the Wimbledon Open, visit the tournament website or follow the event on Twitter and Instagram.

The event is a significant fundraiser for Squash Squared, which is a UK registered squash and education charity supporting disadvantaged students for academic and sporting success. Tickets can be purchased via the here and prices start from £20 for adults and £10 for juniors.
 
Bernabeu Scalps Mosaad
To Reach Last Eight


Spainís World No.58 Iker Pajares Bernabeu sent No.2 seed Omar Mosaad crashing out of the Wimbledon Club Squash Squared Open at the second round stage after prevailing in a gladiatorial 99-minute battle on day three of the PSA World Tour Bronze tournament.

Bernabeu and Mosaad had met last month at the El Gouna International, with former World No.3 Mosaad winning a five-game battle after 73 minutes of intense action.

This time the match went the way of Bernabeu as he got the better of World No.11 Mosaad in an attritional match, winning 8-11, 12-10, 11-8, 4-11, 11-7 to claim the biggest win of his career.

Bernabeu will line up against World No.20 Daryl Selby for a place in the semi-finals, with Selby overcoming fellow Englishman George Parker 16-14, 3-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-9 in an encounter totalling 93 minutes.

Another all-English battle Ė starring former World No.1 James Willstrop and World No.40 Chris Simpson Ė also went all the way to five games, with the former taking it 9-11, 11-7, 11-7, 8-11, 11-6 to advance to the next round.

Willstrop, the 2016 champion, will play Lucas Serme in the quarter-finals. Serme beat Englandís Ben Coleman 3-0 in the only match of the day not to go the distance.

For more information on the Wimbledon Open, visit the tournament website or follow the event on Twitter and Instagram.

The event is a significant fundraiser for Squash Squared, which is a UK registered squash and education charity supporting disadvantaged students for academic and sporting success. Tickets can be purchased via the here and prices start from £20 for adults and £10 for juniors.
 
Asal, Masotti And Mangaonkar
Shock Seeds On Day Two


Mostafa Asal, Baptiste Masotti (right) and Mahesh Mangaonkar are all into the quarter
finals of the Wimbledon Club Squash Squared Open after beating their seeded opponents in the second round.

Masotti and Mangaonkar are tied at 61st in the world rankings, but both are through, after defeating Mathieu Castagnet and Cesar Salazar, respectively.

The Frenchman got the better of compatriot Castagnet, who made it all the way through to the semi finals of the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic back in March.

Masotti, who has won the Carter Classic and the Crawford Fund Management Open this year, continued his good form with a victory over his countryman.

The lower ranked man held the lead twice, at 1-0 and 2-1, but Castagnet refused to go away, fighting back to level the match on both occasions. However, Masotti got over the line in the fifth, taking an 11-4, 8-11, 11-5, 7-11, 11-7 victory in exactly an hour.

Meanwhile, Indiaís No.3 Mangaonkar got the better of Mexicoís Cesar Salazar, beating the World No.24 in straight games, 11-9, 11-5, 11-9.

He will now face Egyptís World No.33, Mostafa Asal, who overcame Englandís Tom Richards, ranked 11 places above him in the world, in the last 16. Asal won the match in straight games.

The only favourite to win on the second day of the tournament was the No.1 seed, Marwan ElShorbagy, who defeated compatriot Fares Dessouky.

The World No.18 has been on a great run of form since returning from his 14-month layoff due to an ACL injury, by reaching the semi finals of the El Gouna International, his first appearance in the last four of a PSA Platinum event.

The event is a significant fundraiser for Squash Squared, which is a UK registered squash and education charity supporting disadvantaged students for academic and sporting success. Tickets can be purchased via the tournament website and prices start from £20 for adults and £10 for juniors.
Hope Hopes Through On Day One

English trio Chris Simpson, Ben Coleman and George Parker all progressed on day one of the Wimbledon Club Squash Squared Open PSA World Tour Bronze event.

World No.40 Simpson was in dominant form to dispatch experienced Fin Olli Tuominen by an 11-7, 11-4, 16-14 scoreline and book his place in the second round where he will face Englandís former World No.1 James Willstrop.

Simpson, will be joined in the second round by compatriot Coleman following his battle with Spainís Carlos Cornes Ribadas in round one.

The Englishwoman prevailed in a 59-minute battle with the Spaniard to advance by an 11-6, 11-2, 11-1 scoreline. He will now face number eight seed Lucas Serme for a place in the quarter-finals.

World No.38 Parker completed a good day for the home contingent after he came from a game down against compatriot Patrick Rooney in 66 minutes. Parker will now take on fellow Englishman Daryl Selby in the second round.

Elsewhere, Egyptians Fares Dessouky and Mostafa Asal both secured second round berths courtesy of respective victories over Pakistanís Asim Khan and English wildcard Jordan Warne. Dessouky will now face top seed Marwan ElShorbagy, while Asal will take on Englandís Tom Richards.

There were also wins for Indiaís Maesh Magaonkar, Spainís Iker Pajares Bernabeu and Franceís Baptiste Masotti on day one.

The event is a significant fundraiser for Squash Squared, which is a UK registered squash and education charity supporting disadvantaged students for academic and sporting success. Tickets can be purchased via the tournament website and prices start from £20 for adults and £10 for juniors.

Previews

Rated in the Top 4 squash tournaments in the UK, the Squash Squared Open is a World Tour level, professional squash tournament, held at The Wimbledon Club. It is also one of the biggest fundraisers for Squash Squared, the first UK sports and education charity.

This year represents the highest prize pot to date at $50,000 USD, attracting the highest ranking line up of world class pros to date, such as James Willstrop, former World No 1 and Common Wealth Games Gold Medallist.

The Squash Squared Open is also special for being one of the few World Tour level events held in a club. This provides an intimate viewing experience and provides a fantastic, aspirational event for club members.

CLICK HERE for more info on the daily matches and to buy tickets.

Full line up and PSA Press Release below:

Egyptís Marwan ElShorbagy to Headline
Wimbledon Club Squash Squared Open


Egyptís World No.11 Marwan ElShorbagy will lead the line-up at the Wimbledon Club Squash Squared Open when the PSA World Tour Bronze tournament takes place from May 11-16 in London, England.



This yearís tournament, which takes place at the Wimbledon Club, will be the fourth instalment of the event and the largest to date with a prize purse of $50,000 on offer.

Last season saw Franceís Mathieu Castagnet claim the title, his first PSA title triumph in two years, and the Frenchman will once again return to defend his title at this yearís event.

ElShorbagy and Castagnet will be joined by some big names in menís squash, including Egyptís former World No.3 Omar Mosaad, Englandís No.1 Declan James and former World No.1 James Willstrop.

Alongside James and Willstrop, there is a strong English contingent featuring at the tournament with the likes of last seasonís runner-up Tom Richards, Daryl Selby, Chris Simpson and George Parker all battling it out for the title, while the wildcard spots are occupied by Jordan Warne and Tom Walsh.

The likes of Mexicoís Cesar Salazar, Franceís Lucas Serme and Egyptís World Junior champion Mostafa Asal will also all be in action in the English capital.

The event is a significant fundraiser for Squash Squared, which is a UK registered squash and education charity supporting disadvantaged students for academic and sporting success. Tickets can be purchased via the tournament website and prices start from £20 for adults and £10 for juniors.

Entry List
Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY)
Omar Mosaad (EGY)
Declan James (ENG)
James Willstrop (ENG)
Tom Richards (ENG)
Mathieu Castagnet (FRA)
Daryl Selby (ENG)
Cesar Salazar (MEX)
Lucas Serme (FRA)
Chris Simpson (ENG)
George Parker (ENG)
Mostafa Asal (EGY)
Fares Dessouky (EGY)
Ben Coleman (ENG)
Ramit Tandon (IND)
Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP)
Baptiste Masotti (FRA)
Olli Tuominen (FIN)
Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND)
Asim Khan (PAK)
Carlos Cornes Ribadas (ESP)
Sebastien Bonmalais (FRA)
Jordan Warne (ENG)
Tom Walsh (ENG)
 


 

 

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