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Edmonton Open 2014

Edmonton Open 2014
25-30 Nov, Canada, $35k
Round One
27 Nov 
28 Nov
29 Nov
30 Nov
[1] Tarek Momen (Egy)
11-9, 7-11, 10-12, 11-5, 11-3 (75m)
[Q] Deigo Elias (Per)
Tarek Momen
11-6, 14-12, 11-5 (42m)
Eddie Charlton
Tarek Momen
11-8, 11-3, 11-8 (34m)
Adrian Waller
Tarek Momen
11-8, 4-11, 7-11,
13-11, 11-6 (86m)
Simon Rosner
Eddie Charlton (Eng)
11-6, 11-7, 11-4 (37m)
[wc] Dane Sharp (Can)
[8] Campbell Grayson (Nzl)
9-11, 11-6, 5-11, 11-6, 11-5 (93m)
Rex Hedrick (Aus)
Rex Hedrick
11-6, 12-10, 12-10 (57m)
Adrian Waller
[4] Adrian Waller (Eng)
11-6, 12-10, 11-7 (41m)
Chris Gordon (Usa)
[LL] Carlos Cornes (Esp)
 11-8, 11-9, 11-7 (29m)
[3] Nicolas Mueller (Sui)
Nicolas Mueller
11-6, 11-7, 15-13 (43m)
Tom Richards
Nicolas Mueller
11-3, 11-6, 2-11, 11-7 (50m)
Simon Rosner
[Q] Jaymie Haycocks (Eng)
11-8, 11-13, 11-4, 11-2
[6] Tom Richards (Eng)
[Q] Arthur Gaskin (Irl)
11-6, 5-11, 11-7, 11-7
[7] Henrik Mustonen (Fin)
Henrik Mustonen
 11-6, 11-5, 11-5 (31m)
Simon Rosner
[Q] Shawn Delierre (Can)
 11-4, 11-5, 11-2
[2] Simon Rosner (Ger)

Results: ReidBuilt Homes Edmonton Open 2014

Rosner Reigns At Edmonton Open


German World No.10 Simon Rösner upset number one seed Tarek Momen in a dramatic 3-2 victory to take home the 2014 ReidBuilt Homes Edmonton Open, PSA International 35 title.

Rösner knocked out best-friend and Swiss national champion Nicolas Mueller in the semi-final in a hard-fought 3-1 to set up the title decider with Momen, who conquered Adrian Waller in an emphatic 3-0 performance in his semi-final.

Despite Momen coming into the final fresher, it was Rösner who started brighter, taking the first game 11-8 to get off to a positive start. But Momen struck back to level the match with a dominant 11-4 performance in the second game.

Momen continued his revival into the third game and stormed into an emphatic 8-1 lead. Rösner mounted a comeback of sorts but could only fall to an 11-7 loss and it then looked as though Momen would run away with the match after opening up a 9-6 lead in the fourth game, but Rösner showed incredible fortitude to keep to his game plan and take a tense tie-break to send the match into a fifth and final game.

Momen and Rosner, ranked number nine and ten in the world respectively, were evenly matched throughout the encounter and the fifth game opened in much the same style until two tinned shots from Momen gave Rosner a 6-3 lead and the German capitalised, using all his strength to see out the match with an 11-6 win in the fifth game.
Seeds Survive Opening Exchanges In Edmonton


All four top seeds survived their opening encounters at the ReidBuilt Homes Edmonton Open, PSA International 35 tournament in Canada, successfully battling past their opponents and the -20 degree temperatures outside the Royal Glenora Club.

Number one seed Tarek Momen, the World No.9, was forced to use all his unpredictable racket skills and experience to see off the challenge of 2014 World Junior Champion Diego Elias, taking five games to get past the the 18-year-old.

After speeding out to an early one game lead, Momen could have been forgiven for thinking he would have an easy time against the World No.52, but Elias showed all his potential to turnaround the match and take a 2-1 lead to force Momen onto the ropes, but he used all his experience to level the match and grind out a well-earned victory.

Momen will now face England's Eddie Charlton in the quarter-finals, after he saw off Wildcard Dane Sharp, while Adrian Waller and Rex Hedrick will contest the second quarterfinal in the top half of the draw.

In the bottom half of the draw, second seeded World No.10 Simon Rösner booked his place in the second round with a straightforward 3-0 win over Shawn Delierre and remains on course to meet number three seed, and close friend, Nicolas Mueller in the semi-finals.

Mueller had no trouble against Carlos Cornes in his opening encounter and will face England's Tom Richards, conqueror of compatriot Jaymie Haycocks, in the first round.

Tarek Momen




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