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Lagos International (Men) 2014

Lagos International 2014
Men's Draw
03-08 Nov, Nigeria, $25k
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Round One
05 Nov†
06 Nov
07 Nov
08 Nov
[1] Adrian Grant (Eng)
11/7, 11/7, 11/6 (30m)
[Q] Jonas Daehler (Sui)
Adrian Grant
11-2, 12-10, 11-6 (61m)
Danish Atlas Khan
Adrian Grant
12-10, 11-9, 11-9†
Farhan Zaman
Adrian Grant
11-9, 11-6, 11-2 [33m]
Karim Ai Fathi
[7] Danish Atlas Khan (Pak)
11/5, 11/6, 11/5 (30m)
[Q] Moses Durosinmi (Ngr)
[6] Farhan Zaman (Pak)
12/10, 11/8, 11/3 (35m)
Ahmad Alsaraj (Jor)
Farhan Zaman
7-11, 11-4, 11-7,
11-1 (40m)

Babatunde Ajagbe
[4] Shaun Le Roux (Rsa)
7/3 rtd (5m)
[wc] Babatunde Ajagbe (Ngr)
[Q] Adewale Amao (Ngr)
11/7, 3/5 rtd
[3] Nasir Iqbal (Pak)
Adewale Amao
11-5, 11-5, 11-9

Karim Ai Fathi
Karim Ai Fathi
12-10, 11-7, 7-11, 12-10†
Omar Abdel Meguid
Muhammad Saqib Yousaf (Pak)
11/5, 11/6, 11/9 (38m)
[5] Karim Ai Fathi (Egy)
Tayyab Aslam (Pak)
11/8, 11/8, 12/10 (59m)
[8] Peter Creed (Wal)
Peter Creed
10-12, 11-5, 11-2, 11-6 (66m)
Omar Abdel Meguid
[Q] Idowu Enimakure (Ngr)
11/3, 11/2, 11/7 (20m)
[2] Omar Abdel Meguid (Egy)

Results - Quarter-finals: Lagos International Squash Classic 2014, Lagos, Nigeria
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Grant Grabs Lagos Title


England's Adrian Grant picked up his 21st career PSA World Tour title after he saw off Egypt's Karim Ali Fathi in the final of the 2014 Lagos International Squash Classic, PSA International 25 event taking place in Lagos, Nigeria.

After seeing off Pakistanís Farhan Zaman in the semi-final stage, Grant, the number one seed, continued his run of form to ease past number five seed Fathi, who earned his place in the final after an impressive 3-1 win over Omar Abdel Meguid, putting in a dominant display to take the match and the trophy with an 11-9, 11-6, 11-2 victory and complete a week of action that saw him drop just one game en route to the title.

It was Pakistan's Danish Atlas Khan that caused Grant the most difficulty during their quarter-final match-up, after he breezed past qualifier Jonas Daehler in the opening round, as the 34-year-old Londoner stormed through the field to win his first tournament since the 2013 Coronation London Open.

Victory ensures that the World No.30 goes into the 2014 Qatar PSA World Championship, which begins this week in Doha, in fine form and he'll be aiming to capitalise on that when he begins his campaign against a qualifier on Friday November 14.

Seeds Regain Control In Lagos Classic


Tp seeds Adrian Grant and Omar Abdel Meguid moved into the semi-finals of the 2014 Lagos International Squash Classic, PSA International 25 event in Nigeria, as balance was restored on day two of action.

After earning surprise berths in the quarter-finals after the retirement of both their opponents on day one of the tournament, local Nigerian hopefuls Babatunde Ajagbe and Adewale Amao bowed out of the competition at the hands of Pakistan's Farhan Zaman and Egyptian Karim Ali Fathi, respectively.

Wildcard Ajagbe, the World No.177, got off to a promising start in his encounter with Zaman, taking the first game 11-7, but the Pakistani, ranked World No.69, showed his class to bounce back and race away to the take the next three games, including a comprehensive 11-1 victory in the fourth to seal the match.

Amao, the World No.467, has no such joy against Fathi, with the World No.47 putting him to the sword, completing an emphatic 3-0 victory in just 28-minutes.

Grant and Meguid both ensured they remain in contention to contest the final with both players come through hard-fought encounters against Danish Atlas Khan and Peter Creed, respectively, with both men completing 3-1 victories in just over an hour of play.

Nigerian Duo Move Into Lagos Quarter-finals


Local Nigerian squash players Babatunde Ajagbe and Adewale Amao, the World No.177 and No.467, will carry home hopes into the quarter-finals of the Lagos International Squash Classic, PSA International 25 event, after progressing through the first round at the expense of the tournament's number three and four seeds.

Ajagbe, the tournament wildcard, earned his place in the quarter-finals after South African Shaun Le Roux, the World No.41, was forced to retire after just 5-minutes of action with Amao, who earned his place in the main draw after coming through qualification, progressing courtesy of the retirement of Pakistan's Nasir Iqbal after 60-minutes of their encounter.

The pair will now go into quarter-final encounters against Pakistan's Farhan Zaman and Egypt's Karim Ali Fathi, respectively, when they'll be aiming to keep alive their hopes of winning the first PSA World Tour tournament to take place in Nigeria since 2008.

Elsewhere, top seeds Adrian Grant and Omar Abdel Meguid cruised through their first round encounters to join Danish Atlas Khan and Peter Creed in the quarter-finals.



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