Case Swedish Open 2015

CASE Swedish Open 2015 03-08 Feb, Linkoping

Published on Sunday, February 8, 2015

CASE Swedish Open 2015 03-08 Feb, Linkoping

CASE Swedish Open 2015
03-08 Feb, Linkoping
Round One
05 Feb
Quarters
06 Feb
Semis
07 Feb
Final
08 Feb

[1] GRÉGORY GAULTIER (FRA)
11/5, 11/6, 11/6 (44M)
FARES DESSOUKI (EGY)

[1] GRÉGORY GAULTIER
 
  11/7, 11/7, 11/4 (41M)
 
 [Q] TOM RICHARDS

[1] GRÉGORY GAULTIER

11/4, 11/3, 11/6 (33M)

[8] STEVE COPPINGER

[1] GRÉGORY GAULTIER 

 

11/9, 11/8, 11/7 (63M)

 

[2] NICK MATTHEW

    [6] NICOLAS MUELLER (SUI)
 9-11, 11-1, 11-8, 11-5 (54M)
[Q] TOM RICHARDS (ENG)

[8] STEVE COPPINGER (RSA) 
      12/10, 11/7, 11/8 (36M)
[WC] RASMUS HULT (SWE)

 

[8] STEVE COPPINGER

11/7, 11/9, 11/13, 11/7 (63M)

[3] JAMES WILLSTROP

 

[4] JAMES WILLSTROP (ENG)
        11/9, 7/11, 7/11, 11/4, 11/8 (73M)
CHRIS SIMPSON (ENG)

ADRIAN WALLER (ENG)
12/14, 11/6, 14/12, 14/12 (70M)
[4] SIMON RÖSNER (GER) 

[4] SIMON RÖSNER 

11/6, 11/6, 11/4 (39M)

[5] MARWAN ELSHORBAGY

    [4] SIMON RÖSNER

11/7, 7/11, 11/5, 13/11 (62M)

[2] NICK MATTHEW

[Q] SHAUN LE ROUX (RSA)
11/9, 5/11, 11/6, 11/7 (57M) 
[5] MARWAN ELSHORBAGY (EGY)

[Q] JOE LEE (ENG)
11/5, 11/9, 11/3 (39M)
[7] CAMERON PILLEY (AUS)

[7] CAMERON PILLEY

 12/10, 11/8, 12/10 (60M)

[2] NICK MATTHEW

[Q] OLLI TUOMINEN (FIN)
11/5, 11/4, 11/4 (30M)
[2] NICK MATTHEW (ENG)

 


08 Feb - FINAL :
 
 Nick Matthew
 bt
 Grégory Gaultier

 11/9, 11/8, 11/7 (63m)

Five in Seven for Matthew

Nick Matthew made it five CASE Swedish Open titles in seven years as he beat top seed Gregory Gaultier in straight games to retain the title.

The Englishman made a good start, controlling the rallies and pulling away from 2-ll in the opening game to establish a 10-5 lead. Gaultier pulled four points back but Matthew punished a loose serve to take the lead 11/9.

The second game started evenly, but from 5-all it was the Frenchman who took the initiative to lead 8-5, getting the better of some lengthy rallies. Matthew wasn't done though and reeled off the six points in a row to double his advantage 11/8.

 Three early errors from Gaultier didn't bode well as Matthew led 3/1 but the Frenchman recovered well as they traded points up to 7-all. In the end though it was Matthew's day as he took the last five points of the game for 11-7 and a fifth Swedish title.

"I came here for the first edition 11 years ago," said Gaultier, "it's always a pleasure to play here we all really enjoy it. I hope to be sharper next year and take my revenge !"

Matthew was also complimentary about the event: "I always play well here, I've been in the final seven times so five titles isn't a bad return. All of the top players keep pushing each other, and we always play better when we feel comfortable like we do here."

"If I'd won all my matches quickly like Greg I's say it was good to be fresh, but I won a few 12/10 so I said that was getting me into the groove, nut maybe those tough matches against Pilley and Rosner did help."
"I'm going to play in the Case Cup O35 next year," added Matthew, "I'm hoping to play Freddie in the final, I've got some catching up to do as he's got twelve titles and I only have five !"

 


07 Feb - Semi-Finals :
 
Grégory Gaultier
bt
[8] Steve Coppinger (Rsa)

11/4, 11/3, 11/6 (33m)

 

Gaultier blitzes past Coppinger
 
Top seed Gregory Gaultier was in impressive form in the first semi-final in Linkoping, dismissing Steve Coppinger in little over half an hour's play.
 
The Frenchman raced into a 6-0 lead in the first game, finishing it 11-4 with Coppinger struggling to put Gaultier under any serious pressure. 
 
The South African coped better in the second, getting into the rallies, but Gaultier was still too sharp and led 6-0 and 10-3 as he did in the first. Some tremendous retrieving from Gaultier followed by an outrageous finish from the back of the court and it was 11-3.

Coppinger scored his first poing earlier in the third, but from 2-1 Gaultier continued to pile on the pressure, extending to 5-3, 10-4, and finishing the match 11-6 to reach another Swedish final.

"I felt quite smooth and was moving well" said Gaultier,"it makes it much easier to do your job when you feel like that. I'm very satisfied that my match did not take so long, I hope that Nick and Simon go really hard on each other in the next match !"

 


06 Feb, - Quarter-Finals :

[1] Grégory Gaultier (Fra) 
bt
[Q] Tom Richards (Eng)

11/7, 11/7, 11/4 (41m)

First through to the semi-finals was top seed Grégory Gaultier, the Frenchman always having the edge over English qualifier Tom Richards, who competed well but never managed to get ahead on the scoreboard.

 

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