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Heroes Austrian Open 2023


$12,000 Mens Heroes Austrian Open 2023, Graz Austria, PSA Challenger Tour 10
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Heroes Austrian Open 2023
Men's Draw
26 - 28 May
 Graz Austria, $12k

[6] Ryunosuke Tsukue (JPN) bt [9/16] Viktor Byrtus (CZE) 11-2, 12-10, 11-4 (26m)

[9/16] Viktor Byrtus (CZE) bt [9/16] James Peach (ENG) 14-12, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6 (52m)
[6] Ryunosuke Tsukue (JPN) bt [9/16] Daniel Poleshchuk (ISR) 11-6, 11-9, 11-9 (38m)

[9/16] Viktor Byrtus (CZE) bt [1] Mazen Gamal (EGY) 7-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9, 11-9 (65m)
[9/16] James Peach (ENG) bt [4] Martin Svec (CZE) 11-7, 8-11, 11-7, 11-3 (48m)
[6] Ryunosuke Tsukue (JPN) bt [3] Abhay Singh (IND) 5-11, 11-3, 11-9, 8-11, 11-7 (54m)
[9/16] Daniel Poleshchuk (ISR) bt [5] Simon Herbert (ENG) 11-7, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8 (36m)
1st round:
[1] Mazen Gamal (EGY) bye
[9/16] Emyr Evans (WAL) bt [WC] Lukas Windischberger (AUT) 11-7, 11-4, 11-7 (24m)
[9/16] Viktor Byrtus (CZE) bt Aqeel Rehman (AUT) 11-6, 8-11, 11-7, 12-14, 11-8 (65m)
[7] Ben Smith (ENG) bye
[8] Ivan Perez (ESP) bye
[9/16] James Peach (ENG) bt Robert Downer (ENG) 11-4, 11-7, 11-6 (29m)
[9/16] Finnlay Withington (ENG) bt Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) 11-9, 12-10, 9-11, 4-11, 11-3 (50m)
[4] Martin Svec (CZE) bye
[3] Abhay Singh (IND) bye
[9/16] Dewald van Niekerk (RSA) bt [WC] Daniel Lutz (AUT) 12-10, 11-4, 11-6 (44m)
[9/16] Daniel Mekbib (CZE) bt Miko Äijänen (FIN) 11-8, 11-6, 11-3 (29m)
[6] Ryunosuke Tsukue (JPN) bye
[5] Simon Herbert (ENG) bye
[9/16] Owain Taylor (WAL) bt [WC] Jakob Dirnberger (AUT) 11-3, 8-11, 11-8, 11-2 (36m)
[9/16] Daniel Poleshchuk (ISR) bt Jakub Solnicky (CZE) 6-11, 13-11, 11-9, 12-10 (47m)
[2] Bernat Jaume (ESP) bye
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Tsukue Wins Second Title Of Season

Ryunosuke Tsukue in action at the PSA World Championships Qualifying Event
Ryunosuke Tsukue, pictured here in Birmingham in April 2023, secure his second title of the year

Japan’s Ryunosuke Tsukue secured his second victory of the campaign, with a win at the Heroes Austrian Open in Graz this week.

The Japanese No.1 came into the Challenger 10 level tournament as the No.6 seed, and received a bye through the opening day’s action. He then started his campaign in Graz with a comfortable straight games win over the Czech Republic’s Daniel Mekbib.

That was followed by a five-game win over No.3 seed Abhay Singh. He led 2-1 against the Indian, before seeing Singh fight back to win the fourth game. The Japanese No.1 was able to battle through the deciding game, winning it 11-7 to secure his spot in the semis of the event.

Israel’s Daniel Poleshchuk was Tsukue’s semi-final opponent, having knocked out two of the top five seeds on his way to the last four. The Japanese won in straight games, 11-6, 11-9, 11-9 to make his way into the final in Graz.

The final was also comfortable for Tsukue. He won the opening game of his match with the Czech Republic’s Viktor Byrtus 11-2, before keeping hold of the momentum with a 12-10 win in the second. That allowed him to cruise to the victory in the third game, securing his second title of the season.

The Challenger 10 level Heroes Austrian Open, which will return to the Tour calendar for the second time.

Egypt’s Moustafa El Sirty was the victor back in 2021 when he defeated compatriot Yahya Elnawasany to lift the trophy. This week’s edition will once again be held at the Heroes Squash-Bar in the Austrian city of Graz.

Egypt’s Mazen Gamal will be the top seed for an event which features a strong draw. Spain’s Bernat Jaume and Ivan Perez will both be among the top eight seeds. They will be joined by India’s Abhay Singh, the Czech Republic’s Martin Svec, Japan’s Ryunosuke Tsukue and the English part of Simon Herbert and Ben Smith.

Aqeel Rehman will be the leading home favourite as the Austrian No.1 with the three wildcards all featuring on home soil as well. They will be Jakob Dirnberger, Lukas Windischberger and Daniel Lutz.

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

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