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02/02/2015
Finnish Open 2015

  Finnish Open 2015
27 Jan - 01-Feb,
Mikkeli, $10k
Round One
29 Jan 
Quarters
30 Jan
Semis
31 Jan
Final
01 Feb
[1] Henrik Mustonen (Fin)
 15/13, 11/1, 11/3 (26m)
[wc] Jaakko Vahamaa (Fin)
Henrik Mustonen
 11/8 11/6 11/4 (37m)
Declan James
Declan James
15/13, 9/11, 11/8, 12/10 (85m)
James Earles
Declan James
10/12, 12/10, 11/6, 11/7 (60m)
Raphael Kandra
[5] Declan James (Eng)
11/5, 12/14, 12/10, 9/11, 11/8 (99m)
Adam Murrills (Eng)
[8] Shehab Essam (Egy)
11/9, 11/3, 12/10 (28m)
Matias Tuomi (Fin)
Shehab Essam
10/12 11/9 15/13 11/3 (65m)
James Earles
[4] Jens Schoor (Ger)
 3/11, 11/5, 11/6, 10/12, 11/8 (67m)
James Earles (Eng)
[Q] George Parker (Eng)
 11/2, 12/10, 12/10 (42m)
[3] Steve Finitsis (Aus)
Steve Finitsis
11/9 11/5 6/11 11/1 (67m)
Karim El Hammamy
 
Karim El Hammamy
11/2, 11/9, 11/5 (40m)
Raphael Kandra
[Q] Karim El Hammamy (Egy)
11/7, 11/9, 11/13, 11/5 (60m)
[7] Geoffrey Demont (Fra)
[Q] Josh Masters (Eng)
 11/8, 11/7, 11/2 (32m)
[6] Peter Creed (Wal)
Peter Creed
10/12 11/7 11/5 11/8 (56m)
Raphael Kandra
[Q] Mohamed Elgawarhy (Egy)
11/7, 11/6, 11/6 (34m)
[2] Raphael Kandra (Ger)

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 Savcor Finnish Open, Mikkeli, Finland

Kandra Captures Finnish Open Crown
 
#PSAWorldTour
 
Raphael Kandra became the first German winner of the Savcor Finnish Open title after beating England’s Declan James in the final of the long-established PSA Challenger 10 squash event at the Shopping Center Stella in Mikkeli, Finland.
 
Second seed Kandra, the left-hander who celebrated a career-high World No.52 ranking in December, secured his anticipated place in the final after ending the run of Egyptian qualifier Karim El Hammamy in a straight games semi-final victory.
 
By contrast, Nottingham-based James was the event’s fifth seed – who made his breakthrough in the quarter-finals when he broke local hearts by ousting top seed Henrik Mustonen, the Finnish No.2 who was expected to bring the country’s established national open title back home.
 
World No.73 James went on to overcome unseeded fellow countryman James Earles to reach the seventh PSA Tour final of his career.
 
The final was the pair’s second meeting in the climax of a Tour event since last November in Canada.  The 21-year-old Englishman took the opening game in a tie-break after saving a game-ball.
 
Kandra looked on course to draw level quickly after taking an early lead in the second – but James levelled from 3-7 down and saved game-balls before the German eventually took the game 12-10.
 
But Kandra regained supremacy in the third and maintained the upper hand for the next two games before closing out the match 10-12, 12-10, 11-6, 11-7 in 60 minutes.
 
The win, in his 15th final, marked 24-year-old Kandra’s eighth Tour title.
 
 

 


 

 

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