GOODLIFE OPEN 2011
Alexander Wins Biggest Title At GoodLife
13-16 Oct, Ottawa, Canada, $10k
 Mark Krajcsak (Hun)
Adrian Dudzicki (Can)
11-7, 11-5, 10-12, 12-10 (57m)
11-6, 3-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6 (68m)
Chris Truswell (Eng)
Scott Arnold (Aus)
Thomas Brinkman (Can)
Fred Reid (Can)
 Joel Hinds (Eng)
 Andrew Wagih (Egy)
Matthew Serediak (Can)
11-5, 11-4, 9-11, 11-5 (49m)
5-11, 13-11, 13-11, 11-8 (83m)
Lewis Walters (Eng)
6-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-5 (59m)
Dane Sharp (Can)
Robin Clarke (Can)
11-7, 11-2, 13-11 (27m)
Tyler Hamilton (Can)
11-4,11-9, 11-5 (21m)
David Letourneau (Can)
11-8, 7-11, 11-7, 5-11, 12-10 (60m)
 Zac Alexander (Aus)
Alexander Wins Biggest Title At GoodLife
Australian Zac Alexander won the biggest PSA World Tour
title of his career when he upset top seed Mark Krajcsak in the
final of the GoodLife Open, the PSA Challenger 10 squash
event in its seventh year at Goodlife Fitness in Ottawa,
22-year-old from Brisbane reached the final after surviving an 83-minute
last four marathon - while Hungarian Krajcsak also needed almost an hour
to overcome his opponent in the other semi-final.
the 27-year-old from Budapest moved 2/1 ahead and built up a 4-2 in the
fourth game. Queenslander Alexander dug deep, however, to salvage the
game to force a decider.
the start of the fifth game, bets were flying around the crowd on who
was going to take the fifth - with no clear favourite," said tournament
organiser Heather Wallace. "It was a tight game with long
rallies, with Krajcsak at the beginning of the game being more creative
to take an early lead.
Alexander answered with some deception of his own, to regain the lead
7-4 - which caused Krajcsak to tighten up and make some quick errors."
Alexander capitalised on these errors to take the fifth game and the
match 11-6, 3-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6 after 68 minutes.
so happy to get over the line today," said Alexander after claiming the
ninth Tour title of his career.
been a tough week and to win 3-2 tonight in the final was really tough.
is my biggest tour win to date. Hopefully, I can continue this form into
the World Open in Rotterdam in two weeks."
Alexander clearly enjoyed his stay in Ottawa, telling the crowd: "I will
definitely be back next year."
also paid tribute to his coach Rodney Martin, with whom he has
been working in the US. "My win is a result of all the work Rodney did
with me and I thank him for that."
Seeds In GoodLife Final
top two seeds will contest the final of the GoodLife Open in
Canada after Hungarian Mark Krajcsak and Australian Zac
Alexander survived lengthy semi-final battles in the PSA World
Tour Challenger 10 squash event in its seventh year at Goodlife
Fitness in Ottawa.
Favourite Krajcsak ended Peter Creed's brave run, beating the
unseeded Welshman 11-7, 11-5, 10-12, 12-10 in 57 minutes.
win takes the 27-year-old from Budapest into the 13th Tour final of his
career - but his first this year.
Alexander prevailed against third seed Andrew Wagih Shoukry "in a
much-anticipated match which did not live up to expectation," according
to tournament organiser Heather Wallace.
Brisbane-born 22-year-old recovered from a game down to beat the
Egyptian 5-11, 13-11, 13-11, 11-8 in 83 minutes.
marathon triumph sees Alexander through to his second PSA Tour final of
the year - but the 14th of his career.
Enjoys The Good Life In Ottawa
Welshman Peter Creed claimed a surprise place in the semi-finals
of the GoodLife Open in Canada when he upset fourth-seeded
Englishman Joel Hinds in the PSA World Tour Challenger 10
squash event in its seventh year at Goodlife Fitness in Ottawa.
match was a close affair with long rallies," explained tournament
organiser Heather Wallace. "Hinds was steady and Creed was the
more aggressive, attacking the ball which won him points but also cost
him through clipping the tin. Each game was tight all the way through
and had contentious officiating calls in the late stages making each
player rather nervy.
is the life of squash, much like soccer, dependent upon the human
element of officiating! The calls went against Creed in the first game,
yet he prevailed to win it 11-9."
saved a game-ball in the second before extending his lead - then
survived another close third game to beat world No79 Hinds 11-9, 14-12,
11-8 after 59 minutes.
24-year-old from Caerphilly, ranked 124 in the world, now faces top seed
Mark Krajcsak for a place in the final. The world No54 from
Hungary overcame Australian Scott Arnold 11-5, 11-5, 13-11 in his
second straight games win in the event.
there was disappointment for local hero Robin Anthony Clarke when
the 2008 champion from Ottawa went down 11-4, 11-9, 11-5 to second seed
Australian, ranked 65 in the world, will now face Andrew Wagih
Shoukry after the third seed from Egypt also ousted a Canadian when
he despatched Dane Sharp, from Toronto, 11-5, 11-4, 9-11, 11-5.