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14/04/2019
Macau Open 2019

Macau Open 2019

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Macau Open 2019
Men's Draw
10 - 14 Apr
 Taipa, Macau, $54k

ROUND ONE
11 APR
QUARTERS
12 APR
SEMIS
13 APR
FINAL
14 APR

[1] Diego Elias (PER)
11-5, 11-6, 11-4 (26m)
Edmon Lopez (ESP)

Diego Elias
11-9, 9-11, 11-2, 11-8 (54m)
Max Lee
Diego Elias
11-9, 13-11, 9-11, 11-7 (53m)
Yip Tsz Fung
Diego Elias
11-3, 11-4, 11-9 (38m)
Omar Mosaad
[5] Max Lee (HKG)
11-4, 7-11, 11-9, 5-11, 11-5 (66m)
Ivan Yuen (MAS)
[7] Leo Au (HKG)
7-11, 11-4, 11-3, 11-7 (56m)
Auguste Dussourd (FRA)
Leo Au
11-9, 11-1, 5-11, 11-6 (61m)
Yip Tsz Fung
[4] Yip Tsz Fung (HKG)
11-2, 5-11, 11-8, 11-8 (49m)
Shahjahan Khan (PAK)
[3] Omar Mosaad (EGY)
11-7, 11-3, 11-9 (41m)
Dimitri Steinmann (SUI)
Omar Mosaad
11-4, 11-6, 11-4 (32m)
Eain Yow Ng
Omar Mosaad
11-5, 10-12, 11-7,
13-11 (76m)
Greg Lobban
Eain Yow Ng (MAS)
11-8, 5-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-5 (73m)
[8] Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS)
[6] Greg Lobban (SCO)
11-5, 12-10, 11-8 (45m)
Baptiste Masotti (FRA)
Greg Lobban
6-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-8 (65m)
Saurav Ghosal
Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND)
9-11, 11-7, 10-12, 11-3, 11-9 (77m)
[2] Saurav Ghosal (IND)

ROUND ONE

[1] Diego Elias (PER) bye
Edmon Lopez (ESP) bt [WC] Lau Tsz Kwan (HKG) 11-9, 13-11, 11-13, 11-4 (58m)
Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt [WC] Manuel Chan de Oliveira (MAC) 11-2, 11-3, 11-4 (21m)
[5] Max Lee (HKG) bye
[7] Leo Au (HKG) bye
Auguste Dussourd (FRA) bt Peter Creed (WAL) 8-11, 11-1, 10-12, 11-5, 11-7 (75m)
Shahjahan Khan (PAK) bt Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) 11-7, 11-5, 10-12, 6-3 ret. (41m)
[4] Yip Tsz Fung (HKG) bye
[3] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bye
Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) bt Mazen Gamal (EGY) 11-8, 11-7, 6-11, 10-12, 11-8 (72m)
Eain Yow Ng (MAS) bt Victor Crouin (FRA) 11-7, 11-9, 11-13, 11-7 (49m)
[8] Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) bye
[6] Greg Lobban (SCO) bye
Baptiste Masotti (FRA) bt Henry Leung (HKG) 11-7, 9-11, 11-7, 11-8 (47m)
Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt Bernat Jaume (ESP) 11-9, 9-11, 11-8, 11-8 (65m)

Macau Open 2019
Women's Draw
10 - 14 Apr
 Taipa, Macau, $54k

ROUND ONE
11 APR
QUARTERS
12 APR
SEMIS
13 APR
FINAL
14 APR

[1] Annie Au (HKG)
10-12, 11-8, 11-9, 3-11, 11-1 (46m)
Satomi Watanabe (JPN)

 Annie Au
9-11, 7-11, 11-4, 13-11, 11-7 (49m)
Samantha Cornett
 Annie Au
11-8, 11-5, 12-10 (34m)
Joshna Chinappa
Annie Au
11-5, 13-11, 11-8 (41m)
Low Wee Wern
[7] Samantha Cornett (CAN)
11-6, 12-10, 11-8 (26m)
Vanessa Chu (HKG)
[5] Mayar Hany (EGY)
11-9, 11-5, 11-7 (26m)
Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG)
Mayar Hany
11-8, 11-2, 11-9 (27m)
Joshna Chinappa
[3] Joshna Chinappa (IND)
11-8, 11-5, 11-9 (26m)
Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL)
[4] Joey Chan (HKG)
11-6, 11-4, 11-5 (30m)
Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG)
Joey Chan
11-7, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8 (39m)
Zeina Mickawy
Zeina Mickawy
10-12, 11-2, 11-5, 11-6 (38m)
Low Wee Wern
[6] Zeina Mickawy (EGY)
11-7, 4-11, 11-7, 11-9 (35m)
Rachel Arnold (MAS)
[8] Nadine Shahin (EGY)
11-3, 11-6, 11-9 (23m)
Ho Tze-Lok (HKG)
Nadine Shahin
11-9, 11-4, 6-11, 12-10 (42m)
Low Wee Wern
Low Wee Wern (MAS)
12-10, 11-7, 11-3 (33m)
[2] Salma Hany (EGY)

ROUND ONE

[1] Annie Au (HKG) bye
Satomi Watanabe (JPN) bt [WC] Liu Kwai Chi (MAC) 11-4, 11-1, 11-4 (14m)
Vanessa Chu (HKG) bt Sunayna Kuruvilla (IND) 11-9, 11-9, 11-6 (25m)
[7] Samantha Cornett (CAN) bye
[5] Mayar Hany (EGY) bye
Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG) bt Lee Ka Yi (HKG) 11-6, 11-3, 11-3 (24m)
Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL) bt [WC] Chan Sin Yuk (HKG) 8-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 12-10 (46m)
[3] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bye
[4] Joey Chan (HKG) bye
Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG) bt Salma Youssef (EGY) 11-8, 11-6, 11-7
Rachel Arnold (MAS) bt Rachael Chadwick (ENG) 11-3, 11-1, 11-1 (17m)
[6] Zeina Mickawy (EGY) bye
[8] Nadine Shahin (EGY) bye
Ho Tze-Lok (HKG) bt Jessica Turnbull (AUS) 11-5, 11-9, 13-11 (30m)
Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt Sarah Cardwell (AUS) 12-10, 7-11, 11-2, 11-6 (38m)

REPORTS

Elias and Au Secure Macau Titles



Peruís Diego Elias and Hong Kongís Annie Au are the 2019 Macau Open Champions after defeating Egyptís Omar Mossad and Malaysiaís Low Wee Wern at Chinaís latest PSA tournament.

Despite the weather preventing glass-court action, spirits were high for the final of the PSA Bronze event.

World No.9 Elias dominated the court taking the first game 11-3 and second 11-4. World No.12 Mosaad picked up the pace in the third and fought back from 6-3 to equal the score at 6-6 but wasnít able to able to defeat the Peruvian with the game ending 11-9.


Men's 2019 Macau Open Finals

ďThat wasnít easy at all today,Ē said Elias following his win. ďIt might have looked so, but it wasnít. I played a really good tournament and Iím happy with my performance. Iíve been playing better every day and I knew today was going to be a lot harder playing against a player like Omar.

ďIíve had some good wins here and also this season, so I think Iím going to do well next week in El Gouna. I think itís going to be a good year in fact. I hope I can keep on doing well. One of my goals is to qualify for the World Tour Finals and hopefully finish in the top five (in the world) by end of the year.Ē

Meanwhile, in the womenís final, Au stole the show beating Malaysiaís Low Wee Wern to the trophy in straight-games. World No.11 Au has competed in the Macau Open several times and played an impeccable game against the Malaysian.

Au took the first game easily but Wee Wern put up a fight in the second and levelled the score at 10-10, but Au didnít go down and managed to bring it back from being a match ball down to taking the second in 13-11 and third 11-8.


Women's Macau Open Finals

ďIíve been playing this event for many years and in the last few, itís either the semi-finals or once the final. So to win, it, I feel very happy that I took the opportunities I had this yearĒ said Hong Kongís No.1 Au.

ďIt also feels rewarding because Iíve had pretty tough matches in the beginning. It took me a while to get into this tournament, but luckily I managed to settle in the last two matches.

ď(Low) Wee Wern has been playing really well this event, so I knew she was going to be a tough customer. I was expecting very tight points and they were. Weíve played each other many times, so we are both familiar with each otherís gameĒ.
 
Low run Continues to Reach Final

Malaysiaís Low Wee Wern continued her impressive run of form at the Macau Squash Open after she reached her biggest PSA final in seven years following her win against Egyptís Zeina Mickawy in the semi-finals of the PSA World Tour Bronze tournament.

Having taken out second seed Salma Hany in the second round, then Nadine Shahin in the quarters yesterday, Low beat a third Egyptian Zeina Mickawy in four games in the semi-finals. Itís the Malaysianís biggest PSA final in seven years after she came back on tour following a 20-month injury lay-off.

ďI think I played one of my best this week, so far, ď said Low following her victory. ďI was a lot calmer on court. Even though I lost the crucial first game, I was actually quite calm. I was finding my length and the corners pretty well today. Itís a good improvement for me to get better day by day.

ďFor me to get into the final of a 50k is a great achievement. Iíve had to change my flight a couple of times because I didnít know if I was up to making this far. Now, Iím slowly getting my confidence back, which is a good start to the year for me.Ē

She will face Hong Kongís top seed Annie Au in the final after she powered past Indiaís Joshna Chinappa to reach the final.

ďI knew it was going to be a hard match today,Ē said Au. ďJoshna and I practice a lot together on tour, so we are very familiar with each otherís game. Moreover, we also play against each other a lot in Asian continent events. So I knew it was a tough one.

ďLuckily, I managed to play according to my game plan today Ė to keep the ball at the back and only bring to the front when the opportunity arises. Today I also feel I have a much better plan setup compared to the previous days. I feel I also moved a lot more effectively today.Ē

The menís final will be contested between Peruís Diego Elias and Egyptís Omar Mosaad after they claimed respective semi-final wins over Hong Kongís Tsz Fung Yip and Scotlandís Greg Lobban.

The semi-final matches at the Tap Seac Square had to be cut short after heavy rain interrupted play halfway through the second game of the menís first semi-final. Then, third seed Omar Mosaad was leading Greg Lobban by a game and 4-2 in the second. After several attempts by the helpers to dry the floor, it became one too many times and match referee Anthony Soh decided that it should be continued back at the Macau Bowling Centre.

ďThis is a special event for me,Ē said Mosaad following his victory. ďIíve reached the final here for the fourth time today. The change of court halfway back here was a little tricky for me. There was nearly an hour delay before we restarted. I actually started back really well, but then Greg started to play even better. The third was important for me to get the lead again. Then in the fourth, it was pretty much point-for-point.

ďIím going to give my best tomorrow. It will be one final match before I head to El Gouna, and I will put in everything I have.Ē

While Mosaad has plenty of experience here in Macau, his opponent tomorrow will be a first-time finalist here. Top seed Elias edged out defending champion Yip in a match that truly showcased both their amazing skills. The pair, who both play a very similar game of very calculated lengths and deft drops, entertained the crowd for a full 53 minutes.

ďIím feeling really good and I think I played well. Yip is a really tough player who loves to play the ball to the front. He has very good hands and I had to work a lot today. I had to run a lot more today than the previous days,Ē the Peruvian Puma said after.
Main Draws Released for Macau Open

Peruís World No.9 Diego Elias has been seeded to face Indiaís World No.12 Saurav Ghosal in the final of the 2019 Macau Open after the main draws for the PSA World Tour Gold tournament were released today.

The pair will lock horns in the final at the Tap Seac Square, if they can make it through a high-quality draw which will battle it out in Macau, China, between April 10-14.

Elias, who along with the other top eight seeds receives a bye into the second round, will come up against tough competition in his side of the draw from the likes of 2018 winner Hong Kongís Tsz Fung Yip, who he is seeded to meet in the semi-finals, and Yipís compatriots Max Lee and Leo Au.

Meanwhile, at the opposite end of the draw, Ghosal could face Egyptís former World No.3 and last yearís runner-up Omar Mosaad for a place in the final. Scotlandís Greg Lobban and Malaysiaís Nafiizwan Adnan are also seeded on his side of the draw.

The wildcard spots in the menís draw are occupied by Macauís Manuel Gassmann and Hong Kongís Tsz Kwan Lau, who will face Malaysiaís Ivan Yuen and Spainís Edmon Lopez in round one, respectively.

Hong Kongís World No.11 Annie Au, who reached the semi-finals at last yearís tournament, tops the womenís draw and is seeded to meet Egyptís World No.12 Salma Hany in the title decider.

Indiaís World No.16 Joshna Chinappa is set to face Au in the last four, while Hany, who finished runner-up at last yearís tournament to compatriot Nouran Gohar, could come up against Hong Kongís World No.18 Joey Chan in the semi-finals as she looks to do one better this year.

Meanwhile, the wildcard spots are taken up by Macauís Liu Kwai Chi and Hong Kongís Chan Sin Yuk, who will face Japanís Satomi Watanabe and New Zealandís Amanda Landers-Murphy, respectively, in round one.

Both the menís and womenís draws will be contested by 24 players, while a prize purse of $100,000 will be split equally between the male and female players.

Tickets for round one up until the quarter-finals are free seating at the Macau Bowling Centre. Semi-finals and finals tickets at the all-glass court at the Tap Seac Square are limited seating and will be on a first come, first served basis. For more information regarding tickets, please contact: register@asm.org.mo 


Main Draw: Menís Macau Open
[1] Diego Elias (PER) [Bye]
[WC] Tsz Kwan Lau (HKG) v [9/16] Edmon Lopez (ESP)
[9/16] Ivan Yuen (MAS) v [WC] Manuel Gassmann (MAC)
[5] Max Lee (HKG) [Bye]
[7] Leo Au (HKG) [Bye]
Auguste Dussourd (FRA) v [9/16] Peter Creed (WAL)
[9/16] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) v Shahjahan Khan (PAK)
[4] Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) [Bye]
[3] Omar Mosaad (EGY) [Bye]
Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) v [9/16] Mazen Gamal (EGY)
[9/16] Eain Yow Ng (MAS) v Victor Crouin (FRA)
[8] Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) [Bye]
[6] Greg Lobban (SCO) [Bye]
Henry Leung (HKG) v [9/16] Baptiste Masotti (FRA)
[9/16] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) v Bernat Jaume (ESP)
[2] Saurav Ghosal (IND) [Bye]

Main Draw: Womenís Macau Open
[1] Annie Au (HKG) [Bye]
[WC] Liu Kwai Chi (MAC) v [9/16] Satomi Watanabe (JPN)
[9/16] Vanessa Chu (HKG) v Sunayna Kuruvilla (IND)
[7] Samantha Cornett (CAN) [Bye]
[5] Mayar Hany (EGY) [Bye]
Lee Ka Yi (HKG) v [9/16] Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG)
[9/16] Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL) v [WC] Chan Sin Yuk (HKG)
[3] Joshna Chinappa (IND) [Bye]
[4] Joey Chan (HKG) [Bye]
Salma Youssef (EGY) v [9/16] Tsz-Wing Tong (HKG)
[9/16] Rachel Arnold (MAS) v Rachael Chadwick (ENG)
[6] Zeina Mickawy (EGY) [Bye]
[8] Nadine Shahin (EGY) [Bye]
Jessica Turnbull (AUS) v [9/16] Ho Tze-Lok (HKG)
[9/16] Low Wee Wern (MAS) v Sarah Cardwell (AUS)
[2] Salma Hany (EGY) [Bye]

 

 

 

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