Abierto Mexicano 2013

Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
 
Abierto Mexicano 2013
17-22 Sep, Toluca, Mexico
Round One
19 Sep
Quarters
20 Sep
Semis
21 Sep
Final
22 Sep
[1] Gregory Gaultier (Fra)
11/5, 11/3, 11/3 (37m)
[Q] Matthew Karwalski (Aus)
[1] Gregory Gaultier

1/8, 11/4, 11/9 (46m)

Marwan El Shorbagy
[1] Gregory Gaultier

 

11/5, 11/5, 11/7 (50m)

Miguel Angel Rodriguez

[1] Gregory Gaultier

 

7/11, 11/8, 3/11, 11/6, 11/6 (78m)

 

[2] Mohamed El Shorbagy

Tom Richards (Eng)
11/5, 11/2, 11/4 (31m)
Marwan El Shorbagy (Egy)
Steve Coppinger (Rsa)
11/8, 11/3, 11/7 (42m)
Miguel Angel Rodriguez (Col)
Miguel Angel Rodriguez

11/6, 6/11, 11/7, 7/11, 11/8 (107m)

[4] Omar Mosaad
Nicolas Mueller (Sui)
 11/9, 9/11, 11/8, 11/6 (50m)
 [4] Omar Mosaad (Egy)
[3] Borja Golan (Esp)
11/5, 12/10, 11/6 (45m)
[Q] Karim Ali Fathi (Egy)
3] Borja Golan
 
  8/11, 11/6, 11/6, 6/11, 11/6 (85m)
 
 [Q] Alfredo Avila
[3] Borja Golan

11/5, 11/5, 11/7 (56m)

[2] Mohamed El Shorbagy

Adrian Waller (Eng)
8/11, 11/7, 11/7, 16/14 (55m)
[Q] Alfredo Avila (Mex)
Grégoire Marche (Fra)
11/13, 11/6, 5/11, 11/4, 11/2 (55m)
[Q] Henrik Mustonen (Fin)
Grégoire Marche

11/3, 11/6, 11/8 (28m)

[2] Mohamed El Shorbagy
Cesar Salazar (Mex)
 11/5, 11/5, 11/7 (27m)
 [2] Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy)

 


22 septembre 2013

Men’s Final :

Gaultier retains the title

[1] Gregory Gaultier (Fra)
bat
[2] Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy)

7/11, 11/8, 3/11, 11/6, 11/6 (78m)

After that enjoyable women’s match we came to the men’s final, which turned out to be absolutely fantastic. Mohamed started off like an express train to take a 5/2 lead, then 8/5 and despite Greg fighting hard for a couple more points Mohamed took the game 11/7. 
 
 This match was already living up to its expectations and more, and unfortunately it is not in my capabilities to describe some of the magical shots from both players even at this early stage, and there were lots and lots more to come. 
 
 The second game went 5/3 to Mohamed, then 6/6, then 9/7 to Greg before he took the game 11/8. One game each. Whether Greg was tiring or Mohamed was just on fire, they started a mutual friendship pact but Mohamed still whizzed through the points to take the third comfortably (pointswise) 11/3. 
 
 After a very level start by both players in the fourth to get to 5/5, Greg found some more energy from somewhere to take the game 11/6, and then did exactly the same in the final game at 11/6 to eventually take the title of Mexican Open Champion 2013 after 78 minutes of scintillating squash, which the very large crowd appreciated very loudly.
 
 "Wasn't to be," tweeted Mohamed. "Lost in tough 5 games to Gaultier today ... we both gave it all we had!! Overall good start for the season!!!"

For Gaultier the win is a 24th PSA title, coming hot on the heels of his recent World Games and European Individual triumphs.

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