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01/01/2016
Open Du Guard 2016

Open Du Guard 2016
09 - 10 Jan
Nimes, France, $5k
First Round
09 Jan
Quarters
09 Jan
Semis
10 Jan
Final
10 Jan
[2] Benjamin Fischer (SUI)
11/7 11/3 11/7 (27m)
[Q] Oliver Pett (ENG)
Oliver Pett
11/9, 10/12, 11/2, 11/7 (53m)
Benjamin Aubert
Oliver Pett
 11/2 11/6 9/11 11/7 (40m)
Rui Soares
Oliver Pett
6-11, 11-5, 11-6, 4-11, 11-9 (55m)

Christophe André
Benjamin Aubert (FRA)
11/5 11/4 11/4 (25m)
[8] Richard Williams (ENG)
[6] Sean Conroy (IRL)
11/5, 11/8, 11/6 (36m)
[Q] Victor Crouin (FRA)
Victor Crouin
11/13 11/5 11/5 11/6 (45m)
Rui Soares
[Q] Adrien Grondin (FRA)
9/11 9/11 11/0 11/7 11/7 (54m)
[4] Rui Soares (POR)
[3] Jonas Daehler (SUI)
11/6, 11/13, 11/1, 11/2 (30m)
Miles Jenkins (ENG)
Jonas Daehler
11/5 11/5 11/6 (28m)

Robert Dadds
Robert Dadds
11/5, 11/1, 3/11, 11/1 (31m)
Christophe André
[Q] Robert Dadds (ENG)
9/11 9/11 11/0 11/7 11/7 (54m)
[6] Manuel Wanner (SUI)
[7] Tristan Eysele (RSA)
9/11 11/6 11/9 11/5 (47m)
Auguste Dussourd (FRA)
Auguste Dussourd
11/4 11/6 11/2 (22m)

Christophe André
Christophe André (FRA)
11/7, 11/5, 11/4 (26m)
[1] Ammar Altamimi (KUW)
Final Semi Finals Quarter Finals

REPORTS

Andre Arrows to Third Successive Title After Downing Pett in France

French World No.146 Christophe Andre made it three PSA World Tour titles on the bounce after coming through a hard fought five-game batlle against English qualifier Oliver Pett in the final of the Open du Gard, PSA M5 event.

The unseeded 28-year-old shocked top seed Ammar Altamimi in round one before scything through compatriot Auguste Dussourd and then Robert Dadds to put himself within touching distance of a home soil triumph. Pett meanwhile downed number two seed Benjamin Fischer in a marvellous opening round display and also managed an eye-catching victory over Portugal’s Rui Soares in the last four.

It was Pett, appearing in his fifth PSA World Tour final, who started the encounter on the front foot with some confident attacking intent enabling him to go a game to the good before a resilient Andre wiped out his lead by taking the second.

The momentum of the match appeared to have swung in the Frenchman’s favour from that point onwards as he eased to a 2-1 lead after sweeping to game three but Pett battled back brilliantly in the following game to level the tie up once more.

The fifth and final game was the closest of the lot with some punishing rallies and stunning retrievals enrapturing the gathered crowd. Andre just managed to keep his opponent at arm’s length to wrap up a 6-11, 11-5, 11-6, 4-11, 11-9 triumph to lift silverware at the first PSA World Tour event of 2016.

 

 


 

 

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