Englandís Daryl Selby claimed the QSF #1 title as he beat top seed Omar
Mosaad in straight games in the final at the Khalifa International
Tennis and Squash Complex, just days after the end of the Qatar Classic
at the same venue.
The final of the QSF #1 will be contested by Egyptís Omar Mosaad and
Englandís Daryl Selby after semi-final victories today at the Khalifa
International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha.
Top seed Mosaad recovered from a slow start, losing the first game
heavily to unseeded Englishman George Parker, but recovered to take the
next three games with some comfort.
Selby, the third seed, also lost his opening game as Scotlandís fifth
seed Greg Lobban took a swift lead. Selby struck back, taking the next
two games comfortably, but couldnít quite overhaul Lobbanís 8-4 lead in
the fourth as the Scot set up a decider.
After a close opening to the fifth, Selby forged ahead reaching 10-6 and
closed it out on his third match ball.
Home interest in the QSF #1 PSA Bronze event ended as Qatar star Abdulla
Al Tamimi lost out to Englandís Daryl Selby in the quarter-finals at the
Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha.
Selby, the third seed, took the first but Tamimi rallied well to level,
and had game ball opportunities in the third before Selby regained the
lead in extra points. The Englishman was always ahead in the fourth, and
although it was close, the home favourite could never quite close the
Top seed Omar Mosaad kept Egyptian interest alive as he despatched
unseeded Englishman Josh Masters in straight games. Heíll face more
English opposition in the semis after George Parker followed up on his
win over fourth seed Cameron Pilley with a three-nil win over Malaysiaís
Ivan Yuen, also unseeded.
In the final match of the day sixth seed Greg Lobban of Scotland ousted
second seeded German Raphael Kandra in three close games.
Qatarís Abdulla Al Tamimi made it safely through to the last eight as he
beat Spainís Iker Pajares in four tough games, setting up a
quarter-final against Englishman Daryl Selby, who came from a game down
to beat Finnish veteran Olli Tuominen.
Round Two saw the seeded players enter the fray, and three of them
failed to make it past their first match. Eain Yow Ng fell in five games
to Josh Masters, Ivan Yuen beat Chris Simpson in straight games, and in
the biggest upset Englandís George Parker beat fourth seed Cameron
Pilley in three tough games.
That leaves Egyptís Omar Mosaad as the only remaining seed in the top
half of the draw, while all the bottom half matches went to seeding.
main draw for this monthís QSF No.1 has been released with Egyptís
former World No.3 Omar Mosaad and Germanyís Raphael Kandra seeded to
meet in the final of the PSA World Tour Bronze tournament, which will
take place between November 10-14.
The tournament will be held at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash
Complex and will see a high quality draw battle it out for a share of
the $51,000 prize purse.
Mosaad Ė who has never faced Kandra on the PSA Tour Ė is seeded on the
same side of the draw as the likes of Spainís former World No.5 Borja
Golan, Australiaís Cameron Pilley and Englandís Chris Simpson.
The Egyptian, along with the other top eight seeds, receives a bye into
the second round and will face either Jamaicaís World No.81 Christopher
Binnie or Welsh World No.50 Peter Creed for a place in the last eight.
Germanyís Kandra, meanwhile, is seeded to meet Englandís former World
No.9 Daryl Selby in the semi-finals but will first have to navigate
through a draw that also contains the likes of home favourite Qatarís
World No.23 Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi and Scotlandís World No.32 Greg
Home interest comes in the form of Al Tamimi, who will face either
Spainís Iker Pajares Bernabeu or Franceís Auguste Dussourd for a place
in the quarter-finals. Wildcards Rashid Al-Harib and Hamad Al-Amri face
Englandís World No.53 Joshua Masters and Egyptís World No.52 Mohamed
Reda in the opening round.