Squash Player RESULTS


The World of Squash
at Your Fingertips

HOME
NEWS
RESULTS 
CALENDAR
EVENTS
PLAYERS
CLUBS
RULES
LINKS
MAGAZINE
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
DIRECTORY
WORKSHOP
OFFERS
FEEDBACK
CONTRIBUTORS
About SP
Squash on TV
Search
 
UK Counties
World Links
Online Store
Books, Subs, Videos

Squash Directory
Where to get it all

Classified Section
Job, Jobs, Jobs ...Something to sell...

09/02/2009
SWEDISH OPEN
 

Matthew & Hansen Win Swedish Open Titles

Women's Draw Men's Draw Reports
Swedish Open 2009
Men's Draw
03-08 Feb, Linkoping, $60k
Round One
05 Feb
Quarters
06 Feb
Semis
 07 Feb
Final
08 Feb
[1] Karim  Darwish (Egy)
8/11, 11/8, 11/6, 11/7
[Q] Simon Rosner (Ger)
Karim  Darwish
12/10, 11/2, 11/1
Davide Bianchetti
Karim  Darwish
11-3, 11-8, 11-9
Mohamed El Shorbagy
Karim  Darwish
w/o
Nick Matthew
[8] Mansoor Zaman (Pak)
6/11, 13/11, 11/7, 11/2
Davide Bianchetti (Ita)
[4] Aamir Atlas Khan (Pak)
11/5, 11/3 11/7
[Q] Bradley Hindle (Aus)
Aamir Atlas Khan
11/6, 11/5, 11/6
Mohamed El Shorbagy
[8] Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy)
11/6, 11/4, 11/7
[Q] Rob Sutherland (Wal)
[Q] Aaron Frankcomb (Aus)
6/11, 11/8, 11/5, 11/7
[6] Omar Mosaad (Egy)
Omar Mosaad
11/5, 11/6, 11/9
 Nick Matthew
 Nick Matthew
11-8, 11-2, 7-11, 3-11, 11-9
James Willstrop
Saurav Ghosal (Ind)
11/9, 9/11, 11/6, 11/6
[3] Nick Matthew (Eng)
Joey Barrington (Eng)
11/6, 11/6, 11/3
[5] Farhan Mehboob (Pak)

Joey Barrington
11/9, 13/11, 11/7
James Willstrop

Badr Abdel Aziz (Swe)
11/7, 11/9, 11/7
[2] James Willstrop (Eng)

Swedish Open 2009
Women's Draw
05-08 Feb, Linkoping, $6k

Round One
06 Feb
Quarters
06 Feb
Semis
 07 Feb
Final
08 Feb
[1] Annelize Naude (Ned)
11/3, 11/5, 11/3
[Q] Linda Hruzikova (Svk)
 Annelize Naude
12/10, 9/11, 11/8, 9/11, 11/8
Victoria Lust
 Victoria Lust
9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 10-12, 11-7
Olga Ertlova
Victoria Lust
11-8, 11-6, 11-8 (23m)
Line Hansen
[7] Victoria Lust (Eng)
11/5, 11/5, 11/7
Irina Assal (Rus)
[4] Lauren Selby (Eng)
11/4, 13/11, 11/4
[Q] Carrie Hastings (Eng)
Lauren Selby
11/9, 11/7, 7/11, 14/12
Olga Ertlova
[8] Olga Ertlova (Cze)
11/5, 11/5, 11/5
Leonie Holt (Eng)
[Q] Amanda Cranston (Nzl)
11/3, 6/11, 11/9, 3/11, 14/12
[7] Lotte Eriksen (Nor)
 Amanda Cranston
11/7, 11/4, 11/7
 Deon Saffery
 Deon Saffery
8-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-2
Line Hansen
[Q] Anna Detter (Swe)
11/6, 11/7, 11/5
[3] Deon Saffery (Wal)
Kerri Lancaster (Irl)
11/2, 11/4, 11/8
[5] Lucia Fialova (Cze)
Lucia Fialova
11/3, 11/8, 13/11
Line Hansen
Anna-Carin Forstadius (Swe)
11/8, 11/3, 11/6
[2] Line Hansen (Den)

Reports
 

Matthew & Hansen Win Swedish Open Titles

 

England's Nick Matthew and Dane Line Hansen celebrated contrasting title triumphs in the Swedish Open Squash Championships at the Sporthallen in Linköping, Sweden.

 

The climax of the men's Case Swedish Open, a $60,000 PSA Tour 5-star event, saw both Matthew and top seed Karim Darwish marking their 25th appearances in a PSA Tour final.

 

But the celebrations were short-lived for the Egyptian favourite when Darwish was forced to concede the match after sustaining an ankle injury in his semi-final victory over teenage compatriot Mohamed El Shorbagy.

 

The outcome in his second successive Tour final of the year marked third seed Matthew's eighth career title - but no doubt the easiest of all!

 

Sixth seed Victoria Lust was hoping to make it an English double in the final of the women's Zack Swedish Open, a $6,000 WISPA World Tour championship. 

 

The 19-year-old from Bedfordshire upset top seed Annelize Naude en-route to reaching her third successive Tour final since December.

 

But second seed Line Hansen was too strong for the English teenager, winning 11-8, 11-6, 11-8 in just 23 minutes to capture the sixth Tour title of her career - but the first in Scandinavia.

 

Matthew Makes Second Final Of Year At Swedish Open

 

In a clear indication that his 2008 injuries woes are now truly behind him, Nick Matthew reached his second PSA Tour final of the year when he beat fellow Englishman James Willstrop, the second seed, in the semi-finals of the Case Swedish Open

 

The third seed from Sheffield will face top seed Karim Darwish in the climax of the men's $60,000 PSA Tour 5-star squash event at the Sporthallen in Linköping, Sweden.

 

Matthew, out of action of much of last year after shoulder surgery in January, made last month's Tournament of Champions final in New York as tenth seed - again upsetting England team-mate Willstrop en-route.

 

In Linköping, Matthew took the first two games, but defending champion Wilstrop fought back to draw level before the No3 seed held his nerve to secure a dramatic 11-8, 11-2, 7-11, 3-11, 11-9 victory.

 

"It was such a great game, a long and tight match, with good sportsmanship from both, and probably one of the best spectator figures ever for squash here in Sweden," said tournament promoter Fredrik Johnson.

 

Darwish, the newly-installed world number one, ended the brave run of Egyptian compatriot Mohamed El Shorbagy, beating the 18-year-old eighth seed 11-3, 11-8, 11-9.

 

The final will mark a significant milestone for both players as Matthew and Darwish are both celebrating their 25th appearances in the climax of a PSA Tour championship!

 

The final of the women's Zack Swedish Open will also present an unexpected line-up after England's sixth seed Victoria Lust continued her good run to beat Olga Ertlova, of the Czech Republic, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 10-12, 11-7 in the semi-finals of the $6,000 WISPA World Tour championship. 

 

The 19-year-old from Bedfordshire - in her third successive Tour final since December - will now face Line Hansen, the second seed from Denmark who beat Welsh opponent Deon Saffery 8-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-2.

 

El Shorbagy Crushes Khan In Swedish Open Upset

 

Fast-rising Egyptian teenager Mohamed El Shorbagy claimed an impressive upset in the quarter-finals of the Case Swedish Open when he defeated Pakistan's fourth seed Aamir Atlas Khan to reach the semi-finals of the men's $60,000 PSA Tour 5-star squash event at the Sporthallen in Linköping, Sweden.

 

It was a battle between two 18-year-old future stars of the game - but it was the less experienced youngster from Alexandria that prevailed, winning 11-6, 11-5, 11-6.

 

El Shorbagy, the world junior champion, will now face compatriot Karim Darwish, the world number one.  After surviving a close game against unseeded Davide Bianchetti, top seed Darwish cruised to a 12-10, 11-2, 11-1 win over the Italian to set up the all-Egyptian semi.

 

The other men's semi-final will be an all-English affair between national and Yorkshire county team-mates Nick Matthew and James Willstrop.  Matthew, the third seed from Sheffield, beat sixth-seeded Egyptian Omar Mosaad 11-5, 11-6, 11-9, while Willstrop, the No2 seed from Leeds, defeated fellow countryman Joey Barrington 11-9, 13-11, 11-7.

 

There was a notable upset in the women's Zack Swedish Open when England's sixth seed Victoria Lust battled to a five-game win over the event favourite Annelize Naude to reach the last four of the $6,000 WISPA World Tour championship. 

 

Lust twice stemmed fight backs by her Dutch opponent to win 12-10, 9-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8.  The 19-year-old from Bedfordshire will now take on Olga Ertlova, the No8 seed from the Czech Republic, for a place in the final.

 

Pakistanis Punished As Bianchetti & Barrington Succeed In Sweden

 

Pakistan seeds Mansoor Zaman and Farhan Mehboob crashed out of the Case Swedish Open after significant upsets on the opening day of action in the men's $60,000 PSA Tour 5-star squash event at the Sporthallen in Linköping, Sweden.

 

Unseeded Englishman Joey Barrington, ranked 30 in the world, despatched world No21 Farhan Mehboob 11-6, 11-9, 11-3 to set up a surprise quarter-final meeting with fellow countryman James Willstrop.

 

Defending champion Willstrop removed Swedish wildcard opponent Badr Abdel Aziz 11-7, 11-9, 11-7.

 

Mansoor Zaman, the No7 seed from Peshawar, took the first game against Davide Bianchetti - but the unseeded Italian fought back to upset the higher-ranked left-hander 6-11, 13-11, 11-7, 11-2.

 

Bianchetti will now face Karim Darwish, the 2004 champion from Egypt.  The in-form Darwish, who now heads the Dunlop PSA World Rankings, also dropped the first game in his first round match against Simon Rosner, but recovered to beat the German qualifier 8-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-7.

 

Swedish interest in the women's Zack Swedish Open was boosted when Anna Detter beat Eliza Kargioti 11-5, 11-6, 11-7 in the qualifying finals of the $6,000 WISPA World Tour championship.  The 22-year-old from Stockholm will face Deon Saffery, the third seed from Wales, in the first round.