Chris van der Salm (NZL)
13-11, 11-5, 7-11, 4-11, 11-6 Mike Corren
Sindre Roaldsoy (NOR)
11-8, 11-6, 11-5
 Mike Corren (AUS)
RESULTS: Men's NT
Alice Springs, Australia
Charges To Title No 49
Just seven days after making history by becoming the oldest player ever
to win a
PSA World Tour
title, 40-year-old Australian Mike
charged through to a second successive title triumph when he edged out
Hong Kong's Tsz
in the final of the NT
squash event at Alice
Springs Squash Centre
After being taken the full distance by unseeded New Zealander
Chris van der Salm
in the second round, the heroic South Australian downed his next two
opponents in straight games to reach the 71st Tour final of his career.
For the second time in a week, Hong Kong's No.3 seed Tsz
upset the event favourite Jan
in the semi-finals to set up a surprise final showdown with Corren.
And despite the 72-minute ordeal a few hours earlier, 20-year-old Yip
battled with the veteran Australian for almost an hour before Corren
finally emerged victorious 11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 14-12.
"Each tournament experience throws up something different and at no
point this week did I think I could win this event," said Corren after
his 59-minute victory. "I couldn't practise during the week due to a
barrage of chaps knees, racquets and elbows from the weekend before!
"I just tried to stick to that old maxim 'if you keep getting up your
opponent will tire of hitting you'!
"Yip was phenomenal though, his match against Jan in the morning was
brutal and to come up like he did was quite staggering. I can't credit
him enough as, whilst he has all the skills and physical attributes
today, he also showed a massive amount of ticker!"
Corren's latest win brings his Tour title haul to 49 – equalling the
career-long achievement of Britain's former world number one