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Australian Open 2016







Australian Open 2016
Men's Draw
06-12 Aug
Melbourne, Australia, $15k

First Round
08 Aug
2nd Round
10 AUg
11 AUg
12 AUg
[1] Paul Coll (NZL)
11-1, 11-3, 11-1
[WC] Thomas Calvert (AUS)
Paul Coll
12-10, 16-14, 11-5
Zac Alexander
Paul Coll
11-7, 11-7, 11-2
Joel Makin

Joel Makin
6-11, 11-8, 11-6
Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi

Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi

6-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-5
Campbell Grayson
[8] Zac Alexander (AUS)
11-5, 11-7, 11-7
[Q] Sandeep Ramachandran (IND)
Kush Kumar (IND)
11-7, 4-11, 11-5, 11-8
[Q] Nathan Turnbull (AUS)
Kush Kumar
11-7, 11-8, 4-1 ret
Joel Makin
[7] Joel Makin (WAL)
11-4, 12-10, 11-5
[Q] Vincent Droesbeke (FRA)
[5] Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (IND)
11-5, 11-4, 12-10
Elvinn Keo (MAS)
Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu
12-10, 11-5, 11-6
Evan Williams
Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu
10-12, 11-8, 12-10, 11-7
Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi
Evan Williams (NZL)
11-2, 11-2, 11-6
[Q] Joel Luca (AUS)
Mohd Syafiq Kamal (MAS)
11-7, 5-11, 11-9, 11-7
[Q] Jong Myoung Park (KOR)
Mohd Syafiq Kamal
11-8, 11-4, 11-3
Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi
[3] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT)
11-6, 11-8, 11-7
[Q] Daehoon Jeong (KOR)
[4] Joe Lee (ENG)
14-12, 11-6, 11-5
Lance Beddoes (NZL)
Joe Lee
11-5, 12-10, 11-13, 11-3
Arthur Gaskin
Joe Lee
11-3, 11-9, 11-8
Rhys Dowling
Joe Lee
 10-12, 11-8, 11-5, 11-8
Campbell Grayson

Arthur Gaskin (IRL)
11-9, 11-7, 11-4
[Q] Connor Sheen (ENG)
Ben Grindrod (NZL)
9-11, 11-5, 11-7, 10-12, 11-9
Mithran Selvaratnam (MAS)
Ben Grindrod
6-11, 13-11, 11-7, 11-8
Rhys Dowling
Rhys Dowling (AUS)
[6] Reiko Peter (SUI)
11-6, 9-11, 11-0, 11-8 (43m)
Ko Youngjo (KOR)
Reiko Peter
11-7, 11-8, 11-9

Rohan Toole


Reiko Peter
11-9, 11-4, 11-5
Campbell Grayson
[Q] Rohan Toole (AUS)
11-9, 11-8, 11-9
David Clegg (AUS)
Ravi Dixit (IND)
8-11, 11-13, 11-8, 13-11, 12-10
Patrick Miescher (SUI)
Ravi Dixit
11-6, 11-7, 11-5
Campbell Grayson
[2] Campbell Grayson (NZL)
11-5, 11-2, 11-8
Dimitri Steinmann (SUI)
Australian Open 2016
Women's Draw
06-12 Aug
Melbourne, Australia, $15k
Round One
09 AUg
[1] Dipika Pallikal (IND)
11-1, 11-5, 11-8
[wc] Jessica Turnbull (AUS)
Dipika Pallikal
6-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-6
Misaki Kobayashi
Dipika Pallikal
6-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-4
Hana Ramadan
Dipika Pallikal
10-12, 11-5, 11-6, 11-4 (40m)
Mayar Hany
[7] Misaki Kobayashi (JPN)
11-7, 9-11, 11-5, 11-6
Megan Craig (NZL)
[5] Christine Nunn (AUS)
11-5, 11-4, 11-3
[Q] Hana Ramadan (EGY)
Hana Ramadan
8-11, 11-5, 11-7, 13-15, 11-6
Nouran El Torky
[4] Millie Tomlinson (ENG)
12-10, 7-11, 11-9, 6-11, 12-10
[Q] Nouran El Torky (EGY)
Siyoli Waters (RSA)
11-8, 9-11, 4-11, 11-8
[3] Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG)
Siyoli Waters
7-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-8
Mayar Hany
Mayar Hany
11-4, 5-11, 13-11, 14-12
Donna Urquhart
[Q] Danielle Letourneau (CAN)
11-6, 12-10, 11-8
[8] Mayar Hany (EGY)
[Q] Tamika Saxby (AUS)
5-11, 11-8, 14-12, 11-7
[5] Nele Gilis (BEL)
Tamika Saxby
11-4, 13-11, 11-9
Donna Urquhart
Sarah Cardwell (AUS)
11-7, 11-4, 11-7
[2] Donna Urquhart (AUS)


Al Tamimi and Pallikal Karthik Capture Australian Open Crowns

Qatar’s Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi and India’s Dipika Pallikal Karthik are the 2016 Australian Open, PSA M15 & W15 champions, respectively, after both players recovered from a game down to triumph in their final fixtures at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre.

Al Tamimi began his tournament with comfortable wins against Daehoon Jeong and Mohd Syafiq Kamal, and followed up by overturning one-game deficits against Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu and Joel Makin en route to the final, with the latter causing the event’s biggest upset when he downed defending champion Paul Coll in the quarter-final.

The 21-year-old’s opponent in the showpiece finale was New Zealand’s Campbell Grayson, who defeated Dmitri Steinmann, Ravi Dixit, Reiko Peter and Joe Lee to reach a first PSA World Tour final since March’s Qualico Manitoba Open.

Grayson came racing out of the blocks as he quickly took a one-game lead, leaving Al Tamimi staring down the barrel of defeat just as he had in both his quarter-final and semi-final fixtures.

But the World No.46 showed nerves of steel to battle back and he took the next three games in succession to claim a hard-fought 6-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-5 victory to lift his third PSA World Tour title.

In the Women’s event, Pallikal Karthik came up against Egyptian teenager Mayar Hany, with the former looking to bounce back from a disappointing defeat in the final of last week’s Victorian Open.

The opening game began at a fast pace with both players trying to assert themselves on the contest. Pallikal Karthik pulled away mid-way through to go 10-7 up, but a tenacious Hany fought back and took the next five points to go a game ahead.

However, Pallikal Karthik soon found her rhythm and the World No.19 used her experience to come out on top in the crucial points as she came from behind to win 10-12, 11-5, 11-6, 11-4 - securing her first PSA World Tour title of 2016.
Makin Shocks Coll In Australian Open Quarters


Welsh World No.82 Joel Makin bridged a gap of over 50 places in the World Rankings to achieve a stunning win over defending champion Paul Coll in the quarter-final of the Australian Open, PSA M15 tournament held at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre.

Coll, who defeated Australian No.1 Cameron Pilley in last year’s final, had been in spell-binding form of late having won three successive PSA World Tour titles in addition to racking up 14 straight wins.

After ending home favourite Zac Alexander’s 31-match unbeaten run the previous day, World No.31 Coll came into his fixture with Makin as the heavy favourite, but it was Birmingham-based Makin who came out on top with an immaculate 11-7, 11-7, 11-2 victory seeing the 21-year-old reach his first ever PSA M15 semi-final.

Makin’s superb win means that he will face Qatar’s Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi in the final after the number three seed fought back from a game down to see off India’s Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu.

The other quarter-final fixtures saw New Zealand’s Cambell Grayson and England’s Joe Lee, seeds two and four, respectively, play to their seedings. Grayson powered to victory against Switzerland’s Reiko Peter, while Lee, who last week won the Victorian Open, dispatched Rhys Dowling to set up a semi-final clash with Grayson.
Urquhart Advances As Upsets Abound In Women’s Australian Open


Australian No.1 Donna Urquhart moved through to the quarter-final of the Australian Open, PSA W15 tournament after she overcame compatriot Christine Nunn in straight games at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre.

Urquhart, who exited in the last eight during 2015’s edition of this tournament, was in fine fettle as she powered to the win in straight games to keep up her chances of lifting a first PSA World Tour title since March 2015.

The World No.21 will face another Australian, Tamika Saxby, in the next round after Saxby, a qualifier, stunned Belgium’s World No.41 Nele Gilis to secure her quarter-final berth.

Elsewhere, number four seed Millie Tomlinson also fell to a shock defeat after losing to Egyptian qualifier Nouran El Torky. Tomlinson has won five of her last six PSA World Tour events, but lost 3-2 to El Torky, with the 23-year-old triumphing 12-10 in the decider to set up a quarter-final fixture with compatriot and fellow qualifier Hana Ramadan, who upset fifth seed Christine Nunn.

There were no such upsets to be found in top seed Dipika Pallikal Karthik’s encounter with wildcard Jessica Turnbull. Pallikal Karthik was a beaten finalist in last week’s Victorian Open, losing out to Tomlinson, but escaped the cull of seeds in the opening round by seeing off Turnbull 3-0. Up next for the Indian No.2 is a meeting with Japan’s Misaki Kobayashi after the number seven seed saw off New Zealand’s Megan Craig.

Hong Kong’s Liu Tsz-Ling became the fourth seed to exit during the opening day of main draw action after she succumbed to South Africa’s Siyoli Waters in a dramatic five-game affair. Waters’ reward is a last eight encounter with number eight seed Mayar Hany, the World No.46 who defeated Danielle Letourneau.
Coll Ends Alexander's Unbeaten Run In Australian Open


Defending champion Paul Coll ended home hope Zac Alexander’s incredible 31-match unbeaten streak to advance to the quarter-final stage of the Australian Open, PSA M15 tournament held at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre.

Alexander’s superb unbeaten run had seen him win seven PSA World Tour titles on the bounce and the World No.80 hadn’t tasted defeat since the 2015 instalment of this tournament over a year ago.

But Coll, the World No.31, came into the pair’s encounter as the heavy favourite and took a two-game lead courtesy of two crucial tie-break victories. Alexander’s resistance broken, Coll pressed on in the third to close out a 12-10, 16-14, 11-5 triumph, setting up a last eight clash with Welshman Joel Makin after his fixture with Kush Kumar was cut short due to an injury to the latter.

Rhys Dowling was the only Australian to progress from the second round after he dispatched New Zealand’s Ben Grindrod. World No.152 Grindrod raced out of the traps to win the opening game, but Dowling fought back to take the next three games without reply to ensure he will take on England’s Joe Lee, who beat Arthur Gaskin, in the next round.

Number two seed Campbell Grayson, meanwhile, secured his quarter-final berth thanks to a comfortable win against India’s Ravi Dixit and he will face off against seventh seed Reiko Peter for a place in the semi-final after Peter saw off the attentions of Rohan Toole.

Qatar’s Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi and India’s Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu round off the other quarter-final fixture and will go head-to-head after respective wins against Mohd Syafiq Kamal and Evan Williams in their second round matches.
Alexander Leads Home Charge Into Australian Open Second Round


Spectators at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre will have three local heroes to support in the second round of the Australian Open, PSA M15 tournament after home players Zac Alexander, Rohan Toole and Rhys Dowling all advanced past the opening round.

Alexander has won his last seven PSA World Tour events and had an unbeaten run of 30 matches coming into his first round fixture with India’s Sandeep Ramachandran, a streak that stretches back over a year to a second round defeat at the 2015 instalment of this tournament.

The World No.80’s stunning form showed no signs of abating against Ramachandran and a devastating display saw him take an 11-5, 11-7, 11-7 victory to set up a difficult tie against title favourite Paul Coll in the next round, with Coll dropping just five points during a comfortable 3-0 win over wildcard Thomas Calvert.

Meanwhile, Toole followed up his qualifying stage victory over Jordan Till by coming out on top of another all-Australian encounter with David Clegg. Toole lies 41 places below Clegg in the World Rankings, but produced a measured, composed display to take the win in straight games. He will play Reiko Peter in round two after Peter dispatched South Korea’s Ko Youngjo.

Dowling is the other Australian to progress to the second round due to his opponent, Rex Hedrick, withdrawing because of a hamstring injury and he will meet New Zealand’s Ben Grindrod, who saw off Mithran Selvaratnam, for a place in the quarter-final.

Second seed Campbell Grayson is also through to round two thanks to a 3-0 victory against Switzerland’s Dimitri Steinmann and he is set to face India’s Ravi Dixit after he came from behind to defeat Patrick Miescher in a brutal 80-minute clash.