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Swiss Open 2016







Swiss Open 2016
18 - 19 May
Zurich, Switzerland, $10k
Round One
18 MAY
19 MAY
20 MAY
21 MAY
[1] Joe Lee (ENG)
11-6, 11-5, 11-3 (33m)
Ammar Altamimi (KUW)
Joe Lee
12-10, 11-1, 11-4 (43m)
Saadeldin Abouaish
Joe Lee
11/6, 9/11, 11/2, 11/7 (55m)
Jens Schoor
Joe Lee
3-11, 4-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-4 (95m)
Kristian Frost Olesen
[Q] Saadeldin Abouaish (EGY)
11-5, 11-5, 11-4 (29m)
[8] Sebastiaan Weenink (NED)
[6] Shehab Essam (EGY)
11-8, 9-11, 11-6, 11-4 (52m)
[Q] Benjamin Aubert (FRA)
Benjamin Aubert
11-2, 11-2 ret. (12m)
Jens Schoor
[Q] Martin Svec (CZE)
11-5, 11-5, 6-11, 11-3 (35m)
[4] Jens Schoor (GER)
[3] Tom Ford (ENG)
6-11, 11-2, 11-8, 11-3 (39m)
[Q] Jonas Daehler (SUI)
Tom Ford
11-4, 11-2, 11-4 (18m)
Baptiste Masotti
Tom Ford
4/11, 13/11, 11/5, 11/7 (82m)
Kristian Frost Olesen
[Q] Baptiste Masotti (FRA)
11-5, 12-10, 11-3 (27m)
[7] Joe Chapman (IVB)
[5] Joshua Larkin (AUS)
11-7, 11-5, 6-11, 9-11, 11-5 (79m)
[WC] Dimitri Steinmann (SUI)
Joshua Larkin
11-8, 17-15, 11-9 (80m)
Kristian Frost Olesen
[Q] Daniel Mekbib (CZE)
9-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-2 (38m)
[2] Kristian Frost Olesen (DEN)


Results – Final Qualifying Round: Swiss IT Factory Swiss Open 2016
aptiste Masotti (FRA) bt [3] Patrick Miescher (SUI) 3-2: 8-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-6 (50m)
[1] Martin Svec (CZE) bt [5] Remo Handl (SUI) 3-1: 11-7, 7-11, 11-7, 11-1 (34m)
[2] Daniel Mekbib (CZE) bt [4] Benjamin Aubert (FRA) 3-1: 11-7, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8 (46m)
[7] Saadeldin Abouaish (EGY) bt Jonas Daehler (SUI) 3-0: 11-6, 11-9, 11-4 (28m)

Results – First Qualifying Round: Swiss IT Factory Swiss Open 2016
[1] Baptiste Masotti (FRA) (bye)
[5] Patrick Miescher (SUI) bt [L] Sven Stettler (SUI) 3-0: 11-3, 11-4, 11-4 (23m)
[7] Remo Handl (SUI) bt [L] Silvio Soom (SUI) 3-0: 11-5, 11-6, 11-8 (27m)
[3] Martin Svec (SUI) bt Roman Allinckx (SUI) 3-0: 11-3, 13-11, 11-5 (32m)
[4] Daniel Mekbib (CZE) bt [L] Campbell Wells (SUI) 11-3, 11-3, 11-3 (22m)
[6] Benjamin Aubert (FRA) bt James Peach (ENG) 3-1: 11-7, 11-9, 3-11, 11-2 (43m)
Saadeldin Abouaish (EGY) bt [8] Kristian Rautiainen (FIN) 3-1: 11-4, 7-11, 11-8, 16-14 (69m)
[2] Jonas Daehler (SUI) bt Amadeo Costa (SUI) 3-2: 11-8, 7-11, 11-5, 10-12, 11-6 (46m)




Comeback King Frost Retains Swiss Open Title

Defending champion Kristian Frost Olesen produced a magnificent comeback to overturn a two-game deficit against England’s Joe Lee in the final of the Swiss IT Factory Swiss Open, PSA M10 tournament to retain the title he won last year.

Frost, who defeated Welshman Joel Makin in the 2015 final, had seen off the challenges of Daniel Mekbib, Joshua Larkin and Tom Ford to reach the final, while a dominant Lee had dropped just a solitary game, against Jens Schoor in the last four, as he swept to the final.

Lee dominated the play in all aspects of the opening two games, controlling the ’T’ to dictate proceedings and keep Frost under sustained pressure to go 2-0 up.

Frost finally showed the grit and determination that have been hallmarks of his nine-year career in the third game as he came to life, and he played tighter and more accurately to claw two games back as his patience paid off.

With Lee’s resistance broken, Frost cantered to victory in the fifth and final game to complete a superb comeback courtesy of a 3-11, 4-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-4 victory which has seen the Dane capture the 14th PSA World Tour title of his career.
Top Four Seeds Advance Into Swiss Open Last Four


The top four seeded players in the Swiss IT Factory Swiss Open, PSA M10 tournament will contest the semi-final fixtures after they all secured 3-0 victories on the second day of action in Zurich, Switzerland.

England’s Joe Lee is still yet to drop a game throughout the event after he followed up his opening round triumph over Ammar Altamimi with a straight games dismantling of Egyptian qualifier Saadeldin Abouaish.

The first game was the closest of the lot, and Lee took it 12-10 on the tie-break before dropping just a solitary point in the second. Abouaish attempted a comeback in the third, but his efforts were all for naught as Lee held firm to see out a 12-10, 11-1, 11-4 victory to reach the next round.

Lee will come up against number four seed Jens Schoor in the last four after his quarter-final opponent, French qualifier Benjamin Aubert, retired through injury while 2-0 down.

Kristian Frost Olesen and Tom Ford will face off in the other semi-final fixture after they saw off Joshua Larkin and Baptiste Masotti, respectively.
Lee Lunges Through To Swiss Open Last Eight


Top seed Joe Lee sealed his spot in the quarter-final of the Swiss IT Factory Swiss Open, PSA M10 tournament with a comfortable straight games win over Ammar Altamimi on the first day of action in Zurich.

The Englishman was in an indomitable mood as he swept aside Altamimi with relative ease, earning an 11-6, 11-5, 11-3 victory to see himself through to the next stage of the tournament.

A quarter-final fixture with Egyptian qualifier Saadeldin Abouaish lies in wait for Lee after he bridged a 104-place World Rankings gap to secure an impressive triumph over Dutch number eight seed Sebastiaan Weenink.

Denmark’s Kristian Frost Olesen is also through to the last eight after he dispatched Daniel Mekbib of the Czech Republic with a 3-1 margin of victory. Up next for Olesen is a meeting with three-time PSA World Tour title winner Joshua Larkin after the Australian narrowly escaped being scalped by wildcard Dimitri Steinmann.

Elsewhere, there was also a win for World No.64 Tom Ford as he recovered from a game down to defeat home player Jonas Daehler. Ford, who hails from Worcester, will lock horns with another qualifier, Baptiste Masotti, in the quarter-final, with the Frenchman seeing off Joe Chapman to progress.

Germany’s Jens Schoor is still in with a chance of competing for an 11th PSA World Tour title after he made it past Martin Svec in four games. His reward is a quarter-final encounter with Benjamin Aubert. Aubert actually succumbed to a final qualifying round defeat to Mekbib, but was granted a lucky loser entry to the main draw after a main draw withdrawal, and he made the most of his chance at redemption by beating Egypt’s Shehab Essam.
Masotti Upsets Miescher To Reach Swiss Open Main Draw


France’s Baptiste Masotti produced a remarkable comeback against home hope Patrick Miescher in the final qualifying round of the Swiss IT Factory Swiss Open, PSA M10 tournament – overturning a 2-0 deficit to qualify for the main draw.

Backed on by a partizan crowd, Switzerland’s Miescher stormed to a 2-0 lead, before being pegged back by Masotti to set up a deciding fifth game. A rally later, Miescher was forced off court due to injury after being accidentally struck by Masotti. The World No.192 was able to carry on, but was blown away by the Frenchman in a frantic ending to the match, which Masotti claimed courtesy of an 8-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-6 scoreline.

Masotti will take on seventh seed Joe Chapman in round one of the main draw, with Chapman aiming to make it to the quarter-final of a PSA World Tour event for the first time since November.

Elsewhere, Martin Svec of the Czech Republic progressed to the main draw action after seeing off Switzerland’s Remo Handl in four. The opening exchanges were closely-contested, but Svec pulled away with the scores level at 1-1 to seal his spot in the next round, where he will do battle with Germany’s Jens Schoor.

Svec’s compatriot, Daniel Mekbib, is also through to the next stage after seeing off Benjamin Aubert with a 3-1 win to set up a first round fixture with Danish second seed Kristian Frost Olesen.

Egypt’s Saadeldin Abouaish was the other victor in the final round of qualifying after he dispatched Jonas Daehler, and he will go head-to-head with Dutchman Sebastiaan Weenink.
Home Trio Advance In Swiss Open Qualifying


A trio of Swiss players – headed by number two qualifying seed Jonas Daehler – progressed to the final qualifying round of the Swiss IT Factory Swiss Open, PSA M10 tournament after sealing victories in their first round fixtures in the Vitis SportsCenter, Zurich.

Daehler was made to work hard for his victory by compatriot Amadeo Costa after he twice saw a one-game lead wiped out, only to triumph in the deciding fifth game to wrap up an 11-8, 7-11, 11-5, 10-12, 11-6 triumph.

The World No.159 will line up against Saadeldin Abouaish for a place in the main draw after the Egyptian dispatched number eight qualifying seed Kristian Rautiainen with a 3-1 margin of victory.

Patrick Miescher is also through to the final round of qualifying courtesy of a routine win against Sven Stettler in an all-Swiss affair, setting up an encounter with Frenchman Baptiste Masotti, who benefitted from a bye to progress.

Elsewhere, Remo Handl is the other home player to make it through the first qualifying round unscathed after he defeated Silvio Soom in straight games. He will face Martin Svec of the Czech Republic in the next stage of the competition, with Svec sweeping Roman Allinckx to secure his berth.

The other final qualifying round fixture will be contested by Daniel Mekbib and Benjamin Aubert after they overcame Campbell Wells and James Peach, respectively.