08-13 Sep, Houston, USA, $10k
England’s Declan James
wins in Houston
England’s Declan James produced an assured
performance to see off number four seed Danish Atlas Khan in the final
of the Champion Fiberglass Open, PSA M10 tournament to win his second
successive PSA World Tour title.
Nottingham-born James prevailed over Eric Galvez in a tense
quarter-final fixture before sweeping past Eddie Charlton in an
all-English semi-final. Khan was also forced to go the full distance
against compatriot Farhan Zaman in their quarter-final tie before
dispatching top seed Henrik Mustonen in straight games.
James took the first game, putting his rangy 6’ 4” stature to good use
as he covered all areas of the court before Khan battled back to level
things up in the second.
Zaman started well in the third but James responded magnificently and
started slowing down the rallies on the backhand. This worked in the
World No.51’s favour as an impatient Khan began to hit a number of
unforced errors in a bid to change the pace up, resulting in the second
game going to James.
The fifth game saw much of the same as James continued on to an
impressive 11-8, 5-11, 11-7, 11-4 victory – lifting his sixth PSA World
Tour title in the process.
Result – Final: Champion Fiberglass Open 2015
 Declan James (ENG) bt  Danish Atlas Khan (PAK) 11-8, 5-11, 11-7,