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Pro Squash Japan 2014 (men)

Pro Squash Japan 2014
Men's Draw
29 Oct - 03 Nov, Tokyo, $10k
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Round One
31 Oct 
01 Nov
02 Nov
03 Nov
[1] Leo Au (Hkg)
11-5, 11-4, 11-6 (28m)
[Q] Angus Gillams (Eng)
Leo Au
10-12, 6-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-7 (83m)
Tsz Fung Yip
Leo Au
15-13, 11-7, 11-6 (59m)
Tom Ford
 Leo Au
11-3, 11-9, 11-5 (38m)
Jaymie Haycocks
[5] Tsz Fung Yip (Hkg)
11-5, 11-4, 11-7 (28m)
[Q] Alex Noakes (Eng)
[6] Tom Ford (Eng)
11-9, 11-9, 11-7 (28m)
[wc] Taiki Kaido (Jpn)
Tom Ford
11-6, 13-11, 11-5 (36m)
Aqeel Rehman
[4] Aqeel Rehman (Aut)
11-8, 11-9, 14-12 (35m)
Chi Him Wong (Hkg)
[Q] Shimizu Takanori (Jpn)
 11-3, 11-3, 11-8 (24m)
[3] Matthew Karwalski (Aus)
Matthew Karwalski
11-8, 4-11, 11-8, 14-12 (59m)
James Huang
James Huang
11-7, 11-7, 11-7 (43m)
Jaymie Haycocks
Chuck Yan Tank (Hkg)
 11-8, 11-7, 7-11, 11-3 (49m)
[7] James Huang (Tpe)
[Q] Shinnosule Tsukue (Jpn)
 11-7, 9-11, 11-5, 11-8 (35m)
[8] Elvinn Keo (Mas)
Elvinn Keo
12-10, 11-6, 11-7 (37m)
Jaymie Haycocks
Adam Murrills (Eng)
11-6, 11-9, 11-9 (42m)
[2] Jaymie Haycocks (Eng)

RESULTS: Men's Pro Squash in Japan Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
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Leo Au Reigns in Tokyo


Leo Au defeated Jamie Haycocks in a sublime 3-0 victory to win the 2014 Pro Squash Tokyo, PSA Challenger 10 title at Spa Shirokane in front of a delighted crowd.

Au was in fantastic form throughout the event, dropping just two games on his way to the final. Haycocks was similarly impressive, making it all the way to the final without losing a single game, but Au was just too much for him on the day and stormed to his sixth career title on the PSA World Tour.

The first game was one-sided with Au, who knocked Haycocks out of this year’s Canary Wharf Squash Classic, taking it 11-3. Haycocks needed to pick his game up and did exactly that, forcing Au onto the defensive with some well-placed drop shots however the Hong Kong man came back with a barrage of sublime play to take a tightly-contested second game by an 11-9 margin.

At 30-years-old, Haycocks is an experienced competitor and the number two seed battled hard against Au but the World No.37 remained calm and won the final game 11-5 to take the victory and his first Tour title since January’s Bankers Hall Club Pro Am.

The tournament was home to a big shock in the quarter-final, when Australian number three seed Matthew Karwalski fell to World No. 111 James Huang. The 29-year-old who hails from Taiwan proved a determined competitor against his opponent, who was ranked fifty places above him in the world, and won with an impressive 3-1 victory.

Huang’s progress was cut short though in the semi-final by Haycocks who dispatched him 3-0 with each game ending in an 11-7 win for the Englishman.
Number six seed Tom Ford, also from England, put in a good performance making it all the way to the semi-final. He overcame wildcard Taiki Kaido in the first round before breezing past Aqeel Rehman in the quarters and he proved staunch competition against Au in the semi-final and was unlucky to lose the first game which Au won narrowly 15-13. Ford couldn’t maintain his performance though and Au ended his progress by defeating the World No. 89 in a 3-0 victory.

Indeed that was the closest Au came to losing a game, with the exception of his match against Tsz Fung Yip in the quarter-final, who managed to take two games off of the eventual winner.





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