British Open 2013

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013
  

Round One
20/21 May
Round Two
22/23 May
Quarters
Fri 24 May
Semis
Sat 25 May
Final
Sun 26 May
[1] Ramy Ashour (Egy)
11/4, 11/9, 11/6 (39m)
Omar Mosaad (Egy)
[1] Ramy Ashour (Egy)
11/2, 11/4, 11/9 (22m)
[Q] Chris Simpson (Eng)
[1] Ramy Ashour (Egy)

11/7 , 11/4, 11/7 (33m)

[8] Borja Golan (Esp)
[1] Ramy Ashour (Egy)
 

 

11/2, 11/9, 13/11 (37m)


 

[3] James Willstrop (Eng)

[1] Ramy Ashour (Egy)

 

 

7/11, 11/4, 11/7, 11/8 (64m)

 

 

[4] Grégory Gaultier (Fra)
Nicolas Mueller (Sui)
7/11, 11/6, 11/9, 11/4 (58m)
[Q] Chris Simpson (Eng)
[LL] Joe Lee (Eng) 
12/10, 11/4, 2/11, 11/8 (50m)
[Q] Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy)
[Q] Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy)
9/11, 11/9, 11/8, 11/4 (55m)
[8] Borja Golan (Esp)
[8] Borja Golan (Esp) 
11/4, 11/2, 8/11, 11/9 (59m) 
Adrian Grant (Eng)
[6] Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy)
11/6, 11/7, 11/6 (35m)
Miguel Angel Rodriguez (Col)
[6] Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy)
13/15, 4/11, 11/9, 11/6, 13/11 (74m)
Cameron Pilley (Aus)
Cameron Pilley (Aus)

9/11, 9/11, 14/12, 11/6, 11/2 (107m)

[3] James Willstrop (Eng)
Cameron Pilley (Aus)
11/1, 11/8, 114/12 (46m)
Ong Beng Hee (Mas)
Simon Rosner (Ger)
11/4, 12/10, 8/11, 11/6 (46m)
Adrian Waller (Eng)
Simon Rosner (Ger)
11/9, 11/1, 11/6 (106m 41play)
[3] James Willstrop (Eng)
[3] James Willstrop (Eng)
12/10, 11/8, 9/11, 12/10
Steve Coppinger (Rsa)
Alister Walker (Bot)
11/6, 11/9, 11/1 (47m)
[4] Grégory Gaultier (Fra)
[4] Grégory Gaultier (Fra)
11/8, 11/13, 11/7, 11/0 
Saurav Ghosal (Ind)
[4] Grégory Gaultier (Fra)

11/8, 11/7, 15/13 (81m 59playing)

Tarek Momen (Egy)
[4] Grégory Gaultier (Fra)

 

 

9/11, 11/7, 11/3, 11/6 (70m)

 

 

[2] Nick Matthew (Eng)

Saurav Ghosal (Ind)
11/9, 11/6, 11/6 (35m)
[Q] Jonathan Kemp (Eng)
Tarek Momen (Egy)
11/9, 11/9, 11/4 (28m)
[Q] Marwan El Shorbagy (Egy)
Tarek Momen (Egy)
9/11, 11/4, 11/6, 11/9
[8] Peter Barker (Eng)
[Q] Ali Anwar Reda (Egy)
12/10, 11/9, 11/4 (47m)
[8] Peter Barker (Eng)
[Q] Andrew Wagih (Egy)
11/4, 11/9, 11/3 (28m)
[5] Karim Darwish (Egy)
[5] Karim Darwish (Egy)
11/9, 11/5, 11/6 (33m) 
Daryl Selby (Eng)
[5] Karim Darwish (Egy)

11/6, 11/2, 12/10 (40m)

[2] Nick Matthew (Eng)
Olli Tuominen (Fin)
11/7, 11/9, 13/11 (49m)
Daryl Selby (Eng)
[Q] Ryan Cuskelly (Aus)
11/3, 11/6, 10/12, 11/6 (56m)
Laurens Jan Anjema (Ned)
Laurens Jan Anjema (Ned)
11/6, 11/3, 11/4 (38m)
[2] Nick Matthew (Eng)
[Q] Henrik Mustonen (Fin)
11/8, 11/7, 11/3 (31m)
[2] Nick Matthew (Eng)

26 mai, Men’s Final :

[1] Ramy Ashour (Egy)
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[3] Grégory Gaultier (Fra)

7/11, 11/4, 11/7, 11/8 (64m)

An emotional Ramy Ashour became the first Egyptian winner of the British Open since 1966 after he claimed the title at his second attempt.

It wasn’t plain sailing for the world number one who was troubled by Frenchman Gregory Gaultier, a previous British Open champion himself who called on that experience to take the first game 11-7.

Ashour looked frustrated by Gaultier and often spoke to himself in between points.

Gaultier tried to continue where he had left off from the first but he was unable to take the ball as early as previously with Ashour become more patient on the attack.

As the Egyptian forces the Frenchman into making more errors Ashour grows in confidence and finishes the second on his first game ball after a series of forehand drops in the front left hand corner ends with Gaultier unableto retrieve and it’s all level.

Gaultier started the third with more aggression with Ashour making a few more errors than we’re used to seeing from the talented 25-year-old. At 7-5 to Gaultier it looked as if the match was swinging in his favour but a few patient rallies and errors from the world number three get Ashour back on track at 10-7 and again the Egyptian finishes the game at the first opportunity.

The fourth game sees the players going point for point a wicked volley nick from Gaultier see the Frenchman lead for the first time in the game. Ashour who has won every major title apart from the British Open is not going to give up lightly and pushes on to lead 9-7. Ashour’s movement and retrieval coupled with his flair and precision leave Gaultier with few options, the Eygptian converts his first match ball and jumps for joy as he takes the prestigious title.

The Egyptian embraces Gaultier as the pair show mutual respect to one another after a fantastic game before Ashour retreats to the corner of the court in tears.

A beaming Ramy told the crowd, “There’s a famous quote, the game is just a game it’s what u play for that matters.

“I’ve been preparing for eight weeks for this tournament, I’ve had lots of hard times over the last two weeks I’m really proud of myself for what I’ve achieved.

“Winning this prestigious title is one of the happiest moments of my life, if not the happiest. I’ve experienced waking up in the morning every day with such a heavy heart and a heavy spirit, to train as hard as I can with lots of issues in my mind. These kind of moments teach you a lot and I’ve learnt a lot.

“This is something I’ll always remember,” the new British Open Champion concluded.


25 mai, demi-final :
[4] Grégory Gaultier (Fra)
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[2] Nick Matthew (Eng)
9/11, 11/7, 11/3, 11/6 (70m)

Defending champion Nick Matthew had the title stripped from his grasp as Frenchman Gregory Gaultier, champion in 2007, came from a game down to beat the home favourite in four intense games.


24 mai, quarts :

[4] Grégory Gaultier (Fra)
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Tarek Momen (Egy)
11/8, 11/7, 15/13 (81m 59 playing)

Gregory Gaultier overcame Tarek Momen in a match that was interrupted a few times due to a slightly slippy floow, but the Frenchman managed to stay ahead of an equally-determined opponent in each of the three games.


22 Mai, second tour : 

[4] Grégory Gaultier (Fra)
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Saurav Ghosal (Ind)
11/8, 11/13, 11/7, 11/0

In the men’s matches, Gregory Gaultier survived a tough opening couple of games before easing through against Saurav Ghosal, and Tarek Momen created a big upset as he beat last year’s semi-finalist Peter Barker in four fast games.


20 may 2013 - first round

[4] Grégory Gaultier (Fra) 
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 Alister Walker (Bot)
11/6, 11/9, 11/1 (47m)

The evening session started with former champion Gregory Gaultier, the fourth seed, taking on Botswana’s Alister Walker. The Frenchman took the first two games, but both were as keenly contested as any so far today. – Gaultier held a slight edge throughout the first, then recovered from a slight deficit at the end of a second game which was, at times, a little physical and acrimonious.

Walker was clearly annoyed to lose the second, and Gaultier raced away with the third as his opponent’s challenge faded.

“It was a really tough first two games,” said Gaultier, “neither of us were playing too accurately, but we were playing at a good pace which suited me.

“Once I took the second he went down a little, but I’m happy to get through one of the toughest first round matches in three games.”





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