VALENCIA OPEN 2011
Borja Brings Title Home In Valencia
03-05 Oct, Spain, $15k
 Borja Golán (Esp)
1-6, 11-5, 11-4
Alejandro Garbí Caro (Esp)
11-7, 11-8, 11-2
11-2, 11-4, 11-1
Omar Abdel Aziz
Yann Perrin (Fra)
11/9, 8/11, 11/5, 11/3
[Q] Olli Pett (Eng)
Bradley Hindle (Mlt)
13-11, 11-4, 12-10
[Q] Leandro Romiglio (Esp)
11-7, 6-11, 7-11,
11-5, 13-11 (85m)
[Q] Raphael Kandra (Ger)
11/5, 7/11, 11/2, 11/8
Mark Krajcsak (Hun)
 Chris Simpson (Eng)
9-11, 12-10, 11-6, 11-5
Max Lee (Hkg)
11-9, 2-11, 12-10 (65m)
11-7, 11-4, 11-6
Omar Abdel Aziz
Campbell Grayson (Nzl)
4-11, 11-2, 11-6, 11-1
[Q] Shaun Le Roux (Rsa)
Grégoire Marche (Fra)
2-11, 11-7, 11-2, 7-11, 11-1 (80m) Kristian Frost Olesen (Den)
11-4, 12-10, 11-7
Omar Abdel Aziz
Davide Bianchetti (Ita)
11-9, 11-8, 11-13, 12-10 (70 min)
 Omar Abdel Aziz (Egy)
Borja Brings Title Home In
The crowd at the inaugural
Valencia Open in Spain urged home the winner they wanted when top-ranked
Spaniard Borja Golan beat Egypt's Omar Abdel Aziz in the final of
the PSA World Tour Challenger 15 squash event at Club Olympia in
After reaching the final without
dropping a game, the favourite from Santiago de Compostela - Spain's
highest-ranked player of all-time - maintained his unbeaten run in the climax,
despatching Aziz 11-2, 11-6, 11-8 in 40 minutes.
The triumph marks 28-year-old
Golan's 23rd PSA World Tour title - a success which takes the world No36
and former world 10 up to fourth place in the list of current players' tour
title successes, behind Amr Shabana and David Palmer (each with 27
titles), but ahead of Ramy Ashour and Thierry Lincou (each with
Into Valencia Final
Spaniard Borja Golan delighted the partisan crowd at the inaugural
Valencia Open when he brushed aside Bradley Hindle to reach the final
of the PSA World Tour Challenger 15 squash event at Club Olympia
in Valencia, the third largest city in Spain.
from Santiago de Compostela had reached the semi-finals without dropping a game
- and continued his confident run by dismissing unseeded Hindle, from Malta,
11-2, 11-4, 11-1 in just 25 minutes.
"Today I was
more relaxed than yesterday and I felt pretty comfortable with my moments and
shots," explained Golan, the former world No10 who is the highest-ranked
Spaniard of all-time. "Bradley is a great player but maybe he felt the five
games from yesterday.
"I want to
thank all the Valencian supporters and the organisation to make possible one of
the best tournaments that I ever played," added the 28-year-old, now in the 32nd
PSA Tour final of his career, but his first for a year.
line up against second seed Omar Abdel Aziz in the final. The Egyptian
ended Max Lee's brave run, beating the world No58 from Hong Kong 11-7,
Lee made his
breakthrough in the first round where he ousted third seed Chris Simpson.
"It's a nice tournament," said the 23-year-old. "I am very happy to win two
tough matches - but not very happy for today. I made many errors!"
28-year-old world No42 from Cairo, is celebrating the 11th Tour final of his
career, and his third this year.
Battles To Valencia Semis
Bradley Hindle survived the longest match in the quarter-finals of the
inaugural Valencia Open to claim an unexpected place in the last four of
the PSA World Tour Challenger 15 squash event at Maestro Serrano
in Valencia, Spain.
30-year-old from Malta fought back from 2/1 down to overcome Mark Krajcsak,
the fourth seed from Hungary ranked 19 places higher, 11-7, 6-11, 7-11, 11-5,
13-11 in 85 minutes.
opponent took less than half the time to earn his place in the semi-finals.
Borja Golan, the top seed leading home hopes in Valencia, despatched English
qualifier Olivier Pett 11-7, 11-8, 11-2 in 40 minutes.
continued his impressive run in his first appearance in a Tour event in Spain.
After ousting third seed Chris Simpson in the opening round, the unseeded
23-year-old from Hong Kong took five games to get the better of New Zealander
Campbell Grayson, winning 5-11, 13-11, 11-9, 2-11, 12-10 in 65 minutes.
Lee now lines
up against second seed Omar Abdel Aziz, the world No42 who survived a
close second game to defeat unseeded Frenchman Gregoire Marche 11-4,
Downs Simpson In Valencia
of Hong Kong earned an unexpected place in the quarter-finals of the inaugural
Valencia Open when he ousted third seed Chris Simpson in the
opening round of the PSA World Tour Challenger 15 squash event at
Maestro Serrano in Valencia, Spain.
In his second
successive upset over the higher-ranked Englishman this year, Lee recovered from
a game down to beat Simpson 9-11, 12-10, 11-6, 11-5.
23-year-old, ranked 58 in the world, will now face Campbell Grayson after
the New Zealander defeated South African qualifier Shaun le Roux 4-11,
11-2, 11-6, 11-1.
Spaniard Borja Golan eased his way into the last eight after overcoming
compatriot Alejandro Garbi Caro 11-6, 11-5, 11-4. The top seed from
Santiago de Compostela will face qualifier Olivier Pett for a place in
Pett, ranked 87 in the world, scored a notable upset when he beat Frenchman
Yann Perrin, the world No68 from Aix-en-Provence, 11-9, 8-11, 11-5, 11-3.
Gregoire Marche survived the longest match of the day, overcoming Dane
Kristian Frost Olesen 2-11, 11-7, 11-2, 7-11, 11-1 in 80 minutes.
21-year-old from Aix-en-Provence will now take on second seed Omar Abdel Aziz.
The Egyptian also took more than an hour to see off his first round opponent
Davide Bianchetti, beating the former world No24 from Italy 11-9, 11-8,
11-13, 12-10 in 70 minutes.