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Montreal Open 2018


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Montreal Open 2018
26 Feb - 03 Mar
Montreal, Canada, $25k
Round ONE
28 Feb
01 Mar
02 Mar
[1] Borja Golan (ESP)
11-5, 11-9, 11-6
Chris Hanson (USA)
Borja Golan
8-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-7
Arturo Salazar
Borja Golan
11-6, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6 (76m)
Campbell Grayson
Borja Golan
9-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-6 (72m)
Nafiizwan Adnan
[7] Arturo Salazar (MEX)
[Q] Alfredo Avila (MEX)
[8] Todd Harrity (USA)
15-13, 11-5, 12-10
Richie Fallows (ENG)
Todd Harrity
8-11, 11-8, 9-11,
11-4, 11-8
Campbell Grayson
[4] Campbell Grayson (NZL)
11-4, 11-4, 11-8
Shawn Delierre (CAN)
[3] Karim Ali Fathi (EGY)
11-7, 11-6, 11-4
[WC] David Baillargeon (CAN)
Karim Ali Fathi
11-13, 6-11, 11-3,
11-3, 11-4
Nafiizwan Adnan
Nafiizwan Adnan
9-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-3 (87m)
Raphael Kandra
[6] Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS)
11-7, 11-7, 11-7
[Q] Jesus Camacho (MEX)
[5] Raphael Kandra (GER)
11-9, 11-6, 11-9
[Q] Ramit Tandon (IND)
Raphael Kandra
11-6, 5-11, 6-11,
11-8, 11-7
Baptiste Masotti
[Q] Baptiste Masotti (FRA)
11-8, 11-8, 4-11, 9-11, 11-8
[2] Abdulla Al-Tamimi (QAT)
Malaysia’s Adnan Comes Back To Beat Fathi In Montreal

Malaysia’s World No.42 Nafiizwan Adnan came back from the brink of a quarter-final exit at the Montreal Open as he overturned a two-game deficit against Egypt’s Karim Ali Fathi to reach the last four.

Adnan bowed out at the quarter-final stage of this tournament the last time he appeared in Montreal two years ago, and he looked set to suffer a similar fate after a superb display of attacking squash from Fathi saw the number three seed take the first 13-11 before pulling away in the second to double his lead courtesy of an 11-6 victory.

Adnan finally adjusted to Fathi’s style in the third game and was a runaway winner as he took it by an 11-3 margin before turning the screw against a tiring Fathi in the fourth and fifth games to complete the comeback.

Germany’s Raphael Kandra will stand between Adnan and a place in the semi-finals after the World No.43 dispatched French qualifier Baptiste Masotti in five games.

Meanwhile, Spanish top seed Borja Golan came back from a game down to defeat Arturo Salazar in four and he will line up against New Zealand’s Campbell Grayson, who saw off American Todd Harrity in the third of the night’s four matches to go the distance.
Masotti Slays Al Tamimi In Opening Round Of Montreal Open

Day one of main draw action at the 2018 Montreal Open saw French qualifier Baptiste Masotti upset second seed Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi in a thrilling five-game spectacle at the Club Sportif.

Masotti, making his debut at the PSA M25 tournament, matched Al Tamimi stride for stride in the opening two games, with a series of tins from the Qatari World No.35 ultimately being the difference as Masotti opened up a two-game lead.

Al Tamimi fought back in the third and fourth games to level and looked to be on the verge of winning after Masotti injured his leg at the end of the fourth.

But 22-year-old Masotti, the World No.79, refused to be beaten and showed an iron will as he fought through the pain barrier to record a surprise 11-8, 11-8, 4-11, 9-11, 11-8 victory to earn his place in the quarter-finals.

Germany’s Raphael Kandra lies in wait after the World No.42 dispatched India’s Ramit Tandon in straight games and he will be joined by top seed Borja Golan in the next round, with the Spaniard claiming a 3-0 win over Chris Hanson to set up a last eight clash with Arturo Salazar.

Egypt’s Karim Ali Fathi is also through courtesy of a 3-0 triumph against tournament wildcard David Baillargeon, and his reward is a fixture with Malaysia’s Nafiizwan Adnan for a place in the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, New Zealand’s Campbell Grayson dispatched Canadian No.1 Shawn Delierre in straight games to ensure that he will take on United States No.1 Todd Harrity in the quarter-finals.



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