9/11, 11/9, 11/7, 11/3 (58m)
7-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9, 11-6 (76m) Joel Hinds
[Q] Steve London (Eng)
8/11, 11/6, 11/8, 11/6 (50m)  Benjamin Fischer(Sui)
[wc] Manuel Wanner(Sui)
11/9, 15/13, 11/7 (52m)
 Jonas Daehler (Sui)
11/5, 12/10, 5/11, 11/7 (55m) Joel Hinds
Sean Conroy (Irl)
9/11, 11/5, 11/2, 11/6 (32m)  Joel Hinds(Eng)
RESULTS: PSA Challenger 5 Club 250 Swiss
Open, Zurich, Switzerland
On A Roll In Zurich
Denmark’s Kristian Frost Olesen continued his love affair with
Switzerland, winning his fourth PSA World Tour title in the country, and
his second tour title in a row, after beating Welshman Joel Makin in the
final of the Club 250 Swiss Open, PSA Challenger 5 event, in Zurich.
The World No.77, who won the Squash Promotion Group & Heroes Open last
month, survived two five-game encounters early on to reach the
semi-finals of the event at VITIS SportsCenter where he saw off Israeli
qualifier Daniel Poleshchuk in straight games, despite needing two
tiebreaks, to reach the 17th final of his career.
Teenager Poleshchuk fully justified his recent nomination as ‘PSA Player
of the Month’ by earning an unexpected place in the event’s last four
after upsetting third seed Douglas Kempsell and local hope Patrick
Miescher, the No.7 seed, in the earlier rounds.
The other semi-final was a battle of Joels in which Makin, the fourth
seed, twice came from behind to upset England’s higher-ranked Joel
Hinds, the second seed, in a 76-minute encounter.
But after surviving a 33-minute opening game in the final, Olesen
stormed through to conquer Makin 13-11, 11-7, 11-6 in 68 minutes to win
the 11th title of his career and become only the third man after Nick
Matthew and Raphael Kandra to win a second PSA World Tour title so far
“I’m not surprised at all that I had to battle for 68 minutes for a 3-0
win as Joel is a very strong, tough lad,” said the delighted Dane after
his title triumph.
“He shows superb athleticism and flexibility in his movement.
“Winning the first game was crucial in the context of the match. The
match actually also counted as a challenge match to decide who plays
number one in my Danish league team.”