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30/09/2013
BARCELONA OPEN 2013
 

Kandra Conquers Koukal For Barcelona Title

Barcelona Open 2013
25-28 Sep,
Club Natació Sant Andreu, $5k
Round One
26 Sep
Quarters
27 Sep
Semis
27 Sep
Final
28 Sep
[1] Kristian Frost (Den)
9-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-8
[Q] Richie Fallows (Eng)
Kristian Frost
11-6, 8-11, 11-3, 11-2
Yann Perrin
Kristian Frost
11-9, 11-2, 12-10
Raphael Kandra
 Raphael Kandra
12-10, 9-11, 11-6, 11-4 (55m)
Jan Koukal
Yann Perrin (Fra)
12-10, 11-4, 4-11, 11-9
Hernan D'Arcangelo (Arg)
Tom De Mulder (Bel)
11-8, 11-8, 11-5
Alejandro Garbi (Esp)
Alejandro Garbi
11-6, 1-11, 11-2, 11-8
Raphael Kandra
[4] Raphael Kandra (Ger)
11-8, 13-11, 11-4
[Q] Iker Pajares (Esp)
 Carlos Cornes (Esp)
7-11, 6-11, 11-4, 11-4, 11-5
[3] Jens Schoor (Ger)
Jens Schoor
11-8, 11-7, 15-13
Joan Lezaud
Jens Schoor
13-11, 11-8, 13-11
Jan Koukal
Joan Lezaud (Fra)
11-5, 11-3, 10-12, 11-5
[Q] Dani Pascqual (Esp)
Mike Harris (Eng)
11-8, 11-7, 12-10
[Q] Christophe André (Fra)
Christophe André
 11-7, 11-4, 11-2
Jan Koukal
Edmon Lopez Moller (Esp)
11-4, 11-9, 11-6
[2] Jan Koukal (Cze)

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 5 XV Trofeu Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona Open, Barcelona, Spain

Kandra Conquers Koukal For Barcelona Title

Germany's Raphael Kandra celebrated his fifth appearance in a PSA World Tour final this year in perfect style when he claimed the XV Trofeu Internacional Ciutat De Barcelona title in Spain after beating Czech opponent Jan Koukal in today's final of the PSA Challenger 5 squash event at Club Natació Sant Andreu in Barcelona.

Fourth seed Kandra made his breakthrough in the semi-finals when he despatched top seed Kristian Frost Olesen of Denmark in straight games.

The 22-year-old from Paderborn was marking his eighth Tour final - whilst second seed Koukal's semi-final victory over third-seeded German Jens Schoor signalled the Czech number one's 43rd career final, and also his fifth of 2013!

Koukal squandered three game balls in the first game to allow Kandra (pictured below, right, with Koukal) to take an early lead - but the 30-year-old from Prague prevailed in a brutal second game to draw level.

After then taking a three-minute injury break, Koukal went 6-0 down in the third. Despite staging a comeback, the No2 seed was unable to prevent Kandra from regaining the lead.

With the winning post now in sight, Kandra raced through the fourth game before closing out the match 12-10, 9-11, 11-6, 11-4 in 55 minutes to become the first German winner of the long-established Tour title for 20 years.

The triumph marks the third Tour title of Kandra's career - and his second this year.