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18/08/2016
Black Sea Open 2016

 

REPORTS

 

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DRAW

Zenit Black Sea Open 2016
17-21 Aug
Odessa, Ukraine, $5k
Round One
18 Aug
Quarters
19 Aug
Semis
20
Aug
Final
21
Aug
[1] Matthew Hopkin (AUS)
w/o
Aitor Zunzunegui (ESP)
Matthew Hopkin
8/11, 11/7, 11/7, 11/8
Jami Aijanen
Matthew Hopkin
 8/11, 13/11, 11/7, 14/12
Patrick Rooney
Matthew Hopkin
11-6, 11-8, 14-12
Martin Svec
 
Jami Aijanen (FIN)
11/5, 5/11, 11/4, 11/8
[7] Julian Tomlinson (ENG)
[8] Basem Makram (EGY)
11/7, 11/8, 3/11, 5/11, 11/5
[Q] Belal Nawar (EGY)
Basem Makram
11/2, 8/11, 11/6, 11/6
Patrick Rooney
Khaled Mostafa (EGY)
11/3, 14/12, 11/4
[4] Patrick Rooney (ENG)
[3] Matias Tuomi (FIN)
11/6, 11/7, 11/6
[Q] Seyed Mohammad Reza Ziyaekashan (IRI)
Matias Tuomi
5/11, 11/6, 11/9, 15/13
Stephane Galifi
Stephane Galifi
12/10, 11/5, 11/6
Martin Svec
[Q] Stephane Galifi (ITA)
5/11, 18/16, 11/4, 12/14, 11/4
[5] Ahmed Hussein (EGY)
[6] Martin Svec (CZE)
11/7, 11/8, 8/11, 11/5
[Q] Navid Maleksabet (IRI)
Martin Svec
11/6, 10/12, 14/12, 10/12, 11/8
Hesham Mohamed Aly
Hesham Mohamed Aly (EGY)
4/11, 11/6, 12/10, 8/11, 11/7
[2] Mark Fuller (ENG)

Qualifying

 

Results – Final Qualifying Round: Zenit Black Sea Open 2016
[1] Belal Nawar (EGY) bt [L] Konstiantyn Rybalchenko (UKR) 3-2: 11-3, 9-11, 14-16, 11-9, 11-7
[5] Seyed Mohammad Reza Ziyaekashani (IRI) bt [3] Ahmed Al Kiremli (IRQ) 3-0: 11-6, 11-4, 11-5
[4] Navid Maleksabet (IRI) bt [6] Konstantin Kostrykin (RUS) 3-0: 11-6, 11-8, 11-4
[L] Stephane Galifi (ITA) bt [2] Marc ter Sluis (NED) 3-1: 11-6, 11-9, 10-12, 11-
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REPORTS

Hopkin Lifts Zenit Open Title

Australian World No.109 Matthew Hopkin captured his fourth PSA World Tour title after overcoming sixth seed Martin Svec in the final of the Zenit Black Sea Open, PSA M5 tournament held at the Sport Life Fitness Club in Odessa, Ukraine.

Hopkin started his tournament with a walkover against Spaniard Aitor Zunzunegui, before putting Finland’s Jami Aijanen and England’s Patrick Rooney to the sword to seal a place in his second PSA World Tour final of 2016.

Svec, meanwhile, dispatched Navid Maleksabet in round one and the man from the Czech Republic followed that up with a tightly-contested 3-2 victory over Egypt’s Hesham Mohamed Aly and then a win over Italy’s Stephane Galifi in straight games.

The opening stages of the duo’s final clash saw Hopkin dictate the tempo of the match as he quickly rose to a two-game lead.

A resilient Svec dug in though in the third game to force Hopkin into a tie-break, but the Brisbane-born 25-year-old held firm to wrap up an 11-6, 11-8, 14-12 victory to claim his first PSA World Tour crown since January’s Suez Helsinki Winter Challenger.
 
Qualifying Draws To A Close In Zenit Open

#PSAWorldTour

The final qualifying round of the Zenit Black Sea Open, PSA M5 tournament saw top qualifying seed Belal Nawar reach his second PSA World Tour main draw of 2016 with a hard fought victory over Ukraine’s Konstiantyn Rybalchenko.

Nawar opened up his qualifying campaign with a straight games win against Konstantin Reshetnyak and maintained his winning form against Rybalchenko, coming back from 2-1 down to win in five.

Nawar’s reward is a main draw clash with fellow Egyptian Basem Makram in the opening round as the former bids to reach the quarter-final stage of a PSA World Tour event for only the second time in his career.

Elsewhere, Iran’s Navid Maleksabet is also through to the main draw after sweeping past Konstantin Kostrykin and he will contest his first round fixture with Martin Svec of the Czech Republic.

Maleksabet’s compatriot, Seyed Mohammad Reza Ziyaekashan, and Italy’s Stephane Galifi are the other players to emerge unscathed from the final round of qualifying.

Ziyaekashan rose to a 3-0 win against Ahmed Al Kiremli, while Galifi dropped a solitary game in his triumph against Marc ter Sluis. They will face Finland’s Matias Tuomi and Ahmed Hussein, respectively, in the opening round of the main draw.

 

 

 

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