Mahesh Mangaonkar (Ind)
10/12, 11/7, 11/6, 11/7 (54m)  Olli Tuominen (Fin)
Nicks Olli's Finnish Open Crown
was denied a sixth Savcor
title when he lost out to event favourite
in a hard-fought final of the PSA
World Tour Challenger 15
squash event at
Shopping Center Stella
Second seed Tuominen, the World No.24 from Helsinki who won a record
15th successive Finnish National title earlier this month, earned his
sixth appearance in the Finnish Open final since 2008 after beating
Egypt's third seed Omar
in the semi-finals.
The straight games win notched up the 34-year-old's 20th appearance in a
Mueller, the World No.28 from Switzerland and also his country's
national champion for the previous seven years, had a tougher assignment
in the other semi – needing four games to see off fifth seed
Fares Mohamed Dessouki,
also from Egypt.
"Tuominen started in a promising way and took a 5-3 lead - but Mueller
came back with five consecutive points to turn the score to 8-5,"
reported event spokesman Poku
"Then Tuominen took three points and equalled the score at eight-all.
At 10-9 Tuominen saved one game ball but Mueller took the game 12-10,
in 18 minutes.
"The second game was all about Mueller, who went from 8-2 to take the
game 11-5. In the third game Tuominen got a slight control and came
through 11-9 and was back in the match.
"The fourth game started with Mueller taking an early lead but Tuominen
came back to equal the score at seven-all and continued to two game
balls at 10-8. After a few let-balls, Mueller got match ball at 11-10
and took the match and the Finnish Open title with a stroke in his first
The 12-10, 11-5, 9-11, 12-10 success in his 10th final marks the eighth
PSA Tour title of Mueller's career – but his first for four years.