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02/02/2015
Pittsburgh Open 2015

Pittsburgh Open 2015
27 Jan - 01 Feb, USA, $25k
 
Round One
29 Jan
Quarters
30 Jan
Semis
31 Jan
Final
01 Feb
[1] Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy)
9-11, 14-12, 12-10, 12-10 (83m)
[Q] Ali Farag (Egy)
Karim Abdel Gawad
11-8, 18-16, 11-6 (56m)
Diego Elias
Karim Abdel Gawad
11/9, 11/7, 3/11, 11/8 (47m)
Ryan Cuskelly
Karim Abdel Gawad
10-12, 11-9, 11-7,
11-9
Alan Clyne
[8] Diego Elias (Per)
11-6, 4-11, 7-11, 12-10, 11-6 (75m)
Alfredo Avila (Mex)
[5] Ryan Cuskelly (Aus)
 12-10, 11-9, 11-8 (44m)
[Q] Muhd Asyraf Azan (Mas)
Ryan Cuskelly
11-9, 6-11, 11-8, 13-11 (81m)
Grégoire Marche
[3] Grégoire Marche (Fra)
6-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-3 (80m)
Campbell Grayson (Nzl)
[wc] Joel Hinds (Eng)
13-11, 7-11, 11-3, 11-3 (52m)
[4] Alan Clyne (Sco)
Alan Clyne
6-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-7 (73m)
Karim Ali Fathi
 Alan Clyne
11/5, 11/4, 8/11, 11/6 (54m)
Charles Sharpes
Chris Gordon (Usa)
11-7, 12-10, 11-9  (40m)
[5] Karim Ali Fathi (Egy)
[Q] Abdulla Al Tamimi (Qat)
11-5, 5-11, 11-13, 11-9, 11-1 (78m)
[7] Mahesh Mangaonkar (Ind)
Abdulla Al Tamimi
5-11, 11-4, 1-11, 12-10, 11-6 (51m)
Charles Sharpes
[Q] Charles Sharpes (Eng)
 13-11, 11-9, 11-4 (42m)
[2] Alister Walker (Bot)

RESULTS: PSA International 25 Pittsburgh Open, Pittsburgh, United States

Gawad Retains Pittsburgh Open Title

#PSAWorldTour

Egyptian World No.20 Karim Abdel Gawad ensured the Pittsburgh Open title remained in his grasp for the second consecutive year following an impressive 3-1 win over number four seed Alan Clyne in the finale of the first PSA International 25 event of 2015.

Gawad, the 23-year-old from Alexandria, was a surprise victor in 2014 when he beat then top seed Alister Walker in the final but he went into the 2015 edition as firm favourite and put in an impressive performance against Clyne, the Scottish World No.36, to take the spoils.

It was the Scotsman who got off to the better start in the title-decider, taking the opening game courtesy of a tie-break, but Gawad dug in and reversed his fortunes to take the second game and level the match. From then on Gawad’s style won out and he took advantage of a tiring Clyne in the final game to earn his ninth PSA World Tour title.

Clyne had to overcome tournament surprise package Charles Sharpes to book his place in the finale after the 22-year-old English World No.69 belied his ranking with some superb performances, notably taking out number two seed Alister Walker in the tournament’s opening round before defeating fellow qualifier Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi, who had shocked number seven seed Mahesh Mangaonkar, in the quarter-finals to set up his semi-final with Clyne.

 

 


 

 

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