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08/09/2014
CHINA OPEN (Men) 2014

  China Open 2014
Men's Draw
02-07 Sep, Shanghai, $88k
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Round One
04 Sep 
Quarters
05 Sep
Semis
06 Sep
Final
07 Sep
[1] James Willstrop (Eng)
11-2, 11-0, 11-3 (21m)
[wc] Junjie Wang (Chn)
James Willstrop
11-8, 7-11, 11-8, 11-3 (50m)
Marwan Elshorbagy
James Willstrop
8-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-4 (56m)
Omar Mosaad
James Willstrop
11-7, 11-7, 9-11, 10-12, 11-5 (98m)
Peter Barker
[7] Marwan Elshorbagy (Egy)
11-6, 7-11, 11-8, 6-11, 13-11 (70m)
[Q] Joe Lee (Eng)
[5] Omar Mosaad (Egy)
11-2, 11-4, 11-3 (19m)
[Q] Henrik Mustonen (Fin)
Omar Mosaad
9-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-6 (87m)
Daryl Selby
[4] Daryl Selby (Eng)
 11-7, 11-8, 5-11, 11-6 (72m)
Cameron Pilley (Aus)
Max Lee (Hkg)
11-5, 11-7, 11-7 (53m)
[3] Peter Barker (Eng)
Peter Barker
11-6, 11-5, 11-2 (34m) 
Karim Abdel Gawad
Peter Barker
11-5, 11-5, 11-2 (49m)
Laurens Jan Anjema
[Q] Tom Richards (Eng)
11-7, 6-11, 9-11, 11-2, 11-9 (76m)
[8] Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy)
Adrian Waller (Eng)
11-8, 13-11, 11-6 (52m)
[6] Laurens Jan Anjema (Ned)
Laurens Jan Anjema
7-11, 11-1, 10-12, 11-9, 11-1 (80m)
Borja Golan
[Q] Fares Dessouki (Egy)
11-7, 3-11, 12-10, 4-11, 11-9 (93m)
[2] Borja Golan (Esp)
2014 Men's China Open, Shanghai
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Willstrop Wins 2014 China Open
 
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England's James Willstrop, the World No.7 and 2014 Commonwealth Games silver medalist, claimed his first PSA World tour title since 2013 by defeating compatriot Peter Barker 3-2 in the final of the 2014 China Open - Squash Stars On The Bund, PSA International 70 event in Shanghai earlier today.
 
The 31-year-old Pontefract based player got the better of Barker in a mammoth 98-minute battle, surviving a thrilling comeback to win his first tour title since beating the Essex-man to honours at the 2013 Canary Wharf Classic. 
 
After suffering a disappointing first round exit at the recent Hong Kong Squash Open, his first first-round exit in a PSA tour event since 2006, Willstrop rebounded to put in impressive back-to-back performances against Egyptians Marwan Elshorbagy and Omar Mossad to reach the final of the inaugural China Open and he looked to be easing to the title after taking an early two-nil lead.
 
But the resilient Barker, one of the sport's most physical players, dug deep to level the game after producing some fine play during the third and fourth games. However he fell short in the final game as Willstrop managed to find an extra gear, surviving everything Barker could throw at him, to grind out the victory and lift the trophy with a 11-7, 11-7, 9-11, 10-12, 11-5 triumph.

 

 
English Duo Set Up Shanghai Showdown 
 
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English World No.7 James Willstrop and World No.8 Peter Barker will go head-to-head in the final of the 2014 China Open - Squash Stars On The Bund, PSA International 70 tournament, in Shanghai, China tomorrow to determine who will win the inaugural China Open title.
 
Separated by just one place on the PSA World Rankings and having claimed silver and bronze in the Commonwealth Games, respectively, the pairing are set to contest a gripping finale that will take place on the 11th floor of the iconic Shanghai Peninsula hotel, which overlooks the city's spectacular Bund.
 
Pontefract-based Willstrop, the tournament's number one seed, booked his place in the final courtesy of victory over Egyptian Omar Mossad, recovering from an early setback after losing the opening game of the match to show his experience and shot playing ability to rally back and complete an impressive 3-1 win.
 
He will now face Barker for the chance to win his first tournament since the 2013 Canary Wharf Classic, when it was the Essex-man who he beat in the final that day, after the physical left-hander ensured it would be an all-English occasion in Shanghai following a comfortable 3-0 win over experienced Dutch competitor Laurens Jan Anjema.  
 
Anjema had ended number two seed Borja Golan's hopes of tournament success at the quarter-final stage, but Barker remained untroubled throughout the contest, recording a win that sees him through to his first final since finishing runner-up in January's Motor City Open.

 
Anjema Stuns Golan In Shanghai 
 
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Dutch World No.15 Laurens Jan Anjema pulled off the upset of the tournament so far to knock out World No.6 Borja Golan in the quarter-finals of the 2014 China Open - Squash Stars on The Bund, PSA International 70 event in Shanghai, China.
 
The 31-year-old twice came from behind against the Spanish national champion to take the game into a decider that was only settled after 80-minutes in the all-glass show court on the 11th floor of the Shanghai Peninsula, with its spectacular views over the city's famous Bund.
 
The pairing had been set to meet in the first round of last week's Hong Kong Squash Open, PSA World Series event, but Anjema withdrew from the contest due to injury and he made amends for that with an impressive and rugged performance which earned him a semi-final spot against England's Peter Barker, after the World No.8 eased past Egyptian challenger karim Abdel Gawad.
 
Number one seed James Willstrop remains on course to win his first PSA World Tour title since the 2013 Canary Wharf Classic after seeing off Marwan Elshorbagy 3-1 in what was a difficult encounter for the World No.7, with little separating the players, while Egyptian Omar Mossad booked his place to face Willstrop with an impressive 3-1 win over World No.10 Daryl Selby.

 
Seeds Survive Opening Day In Shanghai 
 
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Commonwealth Games silver medalist James Willstrop, the World No.7, led the way as all eight seeds progressed through the opening round of the China Open -  Squash Stars On The Bund, a PSA International 70 event taking place in Shanghai, China today.
 
Willstrop suffered a disappointing first round defeat at last week's Hong Kong Squash Open but bounced back from that setback to put in a ruthless performance against local Wildcard Junjie Wang, coming through a comfortable 3-0, 11-2, 11-0, 11-3 winner in just 21-minutes.
 
The win sees Willstrop on course to meet number two seed Borja Golan, the man who moved ahead of him to occupy the World No.6 slot in the September PSA Rankings, in the final after the Spanish star survived a testing first round encounter with rising Egyptian star Fares Dessouki.
 
Golan twice moved into a game lead only to see the dogged youngster fight back to draw the match level and force a deciding game, but it was the experienced Spaniard who eventually prevailed after 93-minutes of action in 3-2; 11-7, 3-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-9 win.
 
Elsewhere in the first day of action Egyptian's Marwan Elshorbagy, Karim Abdel Gawad and Omar Mossad got the better of qualifiers Joe Lee, Tom Richards and Henrik Mustonen, respectively, while Peter Barker, Daryl Selby and Laurens Jan Anjema completed a straight-sweep for the tournament's seeded players.
 
 

 


 

 

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