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Life Time Johns Creek Open 2022

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$12,000 Men's Life Time Optimus BT Johns Creek Open 2022, Life Time Johns Creek, Johns Creek, Georgia, USA, PSA Challenger Tour 10
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Life Time Johns Creek Open 2022
Men's Draw
13 - 17 Jul
Georgia, USA, $12k

ROUND TWO
14 APR
QUARTERS
15 APR
SEMIS
 16 APR
FINAL
17 APR

[1] Arturo Salazar (MEX)
11-8, 11-4, 11-6 (31m)
[9/16] Hamza Sharif (PAK)

Arturo Salazar
15-13, 9-11, 12-10,
11-7 (45m)
Christopher Binnie
Arturo Salazar
11-9, 4-11, 11-7, 11-6 (54m)
Ryunosuke Tsukue
Arturo Salazar
11-4, 1-11, 11-9, 11-7 (53m)
Alfredo Avila
 
[5] Christopher Binnie (JAM)
11-5, 11-9, 8-11, 9-11, 11-5 (51m)
[9/16] Salah Eltorgman (CAN)
[9/16] Ryunosuke Tsukue (JPN)
11-7, 11-4, 11-4 (31m)
[7] Mark Broekman (ENG)
Ryunosuke Tsukue
11-2, 11-2, 11-2 (22m)
Michael McCue
[4] Michael McCue (CAN)
11-9, 5-11, 11-7, 11-8 (54m)
[9/16] Alex Smith (IRL)
[3] Alfredo Avila (MEX)
11-4, 12-10, 11-3 (29m)
[9/16] Asyraf Azan (MAS)
Alfredo Avila
11-7, 11-5, 11-3 (30m)
Edgar Ramirez
Alfredo Avila
11-9, 11-6, 11-6 (35m)
Sam Todd
[6] Edgar Ramirez (COL)
9-11, 11-2, 11-7, 13-11 (45m)
[9/16] Lewis Doughty (ENG)
[9/16] Muhammad Farhan Hashmi (PAK)
6-11, 4-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-9 (62m)
[8] Babatunde Ajagbe (NGR)
Muhammad Farhan Hashmi
11-8, 11-7, 11-2 (33m)
Sam Todd
[9/16] Jamie Ruggiero (USA)
11-5, 13-11, 11-5 (25m)
[2] Sam Todd (ENG)

ROUND ONE

[1] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bye
[9/16] Hamza Sharif (PAK) bt Muhammad Ibrahim Noorani (PAK) 11-6, 11-1, 11-1 (21m)
[9/16] Salah Eltorgman (CAN) bt Milan Tahliani (USA) 11-5, 11-2, 11-8 (19m)
[5] Christopher Binnie (JAM) bye
[7] Mark Broekman (ENG) bye
[9/16] Ryunosuke Tsukue (JPN) bt Shoumik Mohapatra (USA) 11-4, 11-4, 11-2 (31m)
[9/16] Alex Smith (IRL) bt [WC] Quinlan Jeudy (USA) 11-6, 11-6, 11-5 (40m)
[4] Michael McCue (CAN) bye
[3] Alfredo Avila (MEX) bye
[9/16] Asyraf Azan (MAS) bt Muhammad Sami Ullah (UAE) 11-9, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9 (71m)
[9/16] Lewis Doughty (ENG) bt Jaiveer Bagga (USA) 11-1, 11-2, 11-3 (23m)
[6] Edgar Ramirez (COL) bye
[8] Babatunde Ajagbe (NGR) bye
[9/16] Muhammad Farhan Hashmi (PAK) bt [WC] Karamatullah Khan (PAK) 11-2, 11-4, 11-6 (24m)
[9/16] Jamie Ruggiero (USA) bt [WC] Wajiullah Nasim (USA) 11-5, 11-2, 11-5 (32m)
[2] Sam Todd (ENG) bye

REPORTS

Salazar And Avila Set For Another Final Battle

The final of the Life Time Optimus BT Johns Creek Open is set, with Mexicoís Arturo Salazar and Alfredo Avila ready to do battle for a Challenger Tour title for the second time in three weeks.

The pair met in the final of the HSC Open Ė presented by Cotidie at the start of the month, with Salazar winning to claim the 12th title of his career. He will be aiming to beat his compatriot once again this weekend in Johns Creek.

To make the final, the tournamentís top seed came up against Japanís Ryunosuke Tsukue, the unseeded man who had already caused several upsets en route to the last four. He took the second game to level the contest, but the Mexican used all his experience to come through in four, to advance to yet another final on Tour.

He will now face compatriot Alfredo Avila in that final on Sunday afternoon after his fellow Mexican downed No.2 sed Sam Todd in straight games to book his spot. The young Englishman sits five places above Avila in the World Rankings, but the former World No.35 showed his class throughout to win 11-9, 11-6, 11-6 in 45 minutes, to book his spot in the final.

The final of the Life Time Optimus BT Johns Creek Open will see Mexicoís Alfredo Avila and Arturo Salazar do battle for the Challenger 10 level title. They will meet on Sunday, July 17 for the crown.
 
Tsukue Joins Top Three Seeds In Semis

The quarter finals of the Life Time Optimus BT Johns Creek Open were played on Friday afternoon in Georgia, United States, and Japanís Ryunosuke Tsukue continued his great run in the tournament, to join the top three seeds in making it into the semis of the competition.

Tsukue downed Englandís Mark Broekman in the last 16 of the Challenger 10 level tournament, and came into his quarter final against Canadaís Michael McCue full of confidence. That showed, as he dropped just six points across the contest, winning all three games by an 11-2 scoreline, to win in just 22 minutes.

Tsukue will now face top seed Arturo Salazar in the semi-finals on Saturday in Johns Creek, after the Mexican defeated Jamaican No.1 Christopher Binnie. He claimed the first on a tie-break 15-13, before seeing Binnie fight back to win a tight second game. Salazar claimed another tie-break win in the third before going on to secure victory in four.

The other semi-final will see another Mexican, in No.3 seed Alfredo Avila, take on Englandís Sam Todd, the tournamentís No.2 seed, for a place in the final. The Englishman defeated Pakistanís Muhammad Farhan Hashmi while Avila got the better of Colombian Edgar Ramirez Bautista to reach the final, with both winning in straight games.

The semi-finals of the Life Time Optimus BT Johns Creek Open will take place on Saturday, July 16, with the final four going head-to-head for spots in Sundayís finals at the Challenger 10 level event.
Tsukue And Hashmi Take Out Seeds


Japanís Ryunosuke Tsukue and Pakistanís Muhammad Farhan Hashmi both cause seeding upsets on the second day of the Life Time Optimus BT Johns Creek Open, as they advanced through to the quarter finals of the Challenger 10 level tournament.

The Japanese No.2 took on No.7 seed Mark Broekman in the last 16 of the tournament in Johns Creek, Georgia, United States, and needed just half an hour on court to get the job done against the Englishman. He dropped just 15 points across the contest, winning 11-7, 11-4, 11-4 to advance to the last eight, where he will now face Canadaís No.4 seed Michael McCue.

The other surprise result of the second dayís play saw Pakistanís Muhammad Farhan Hashmi get the better of Nigerian No.1, and the tournamentís No.8 seed, Babatunde Ajagbe, in a five-game battle. The Pakistani was two games down, but fought back to win in just over an hour, claiming the last game 11-9 to break into the quarter finals where he will face Englandís Sam Todd, the No.2 seed.

Elsewhere, top seed Arturo Salazar safely made his way into the quarter finals, with a straight games win over Pakistanís Hamza Sharif, and he will now face Jamaican No.1 Christopher Binnie. The other quarter final will see No.3 seed Alfredo Avila take on No.6 seed Edgar Ramirez Bautista for a place in the semis.

The quarter finals of the Life Time Optimus BT Johns Creek Open will take place on Friday, July 15, with the last eight doing battle for places in the semis of the Challenger 10 level competition.
 
Preview

The last event on the Tour this week will come from Georgia, United States, with the Life Time Optimus BT Johns Creek Open taking place from Wednesday, July 13 to Sunday, July 17 at the Life Time Johns Creek.

The Challenger 10 level menís tournament will feature three of the worldís top 100, with Mexicoís Arturo Salazar and Alfredo Avila, the pairing who met in the final of the HSC Open Ė presented by Cotidie earlier this month, joined by Englandís Sam Todd in the top three seeds.

In a multi-national draw which will see players from 13 nations in action, Guatemalaís Josue Enriquez, Colombiaís Edgar Ramirez Bautista, Canadian Michael McCue and Jamaican No.1 Christopher Binnie will be among the seeded players, with Ireland, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates also among those countries represented.

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