EICC 2013 Herentals

Published on Saturday, September 7, 2013
 Septième titre de champion d'Europe pour Grégory Gaultier

Septième titre de champion d'Europe pour Grégory Gaultier

Round One/Two
04 Sep
 
Round Three
05 Sep
Quarters
05 Sep
Semis
06 Sep
Final
07 Sep
[1] Gregory Gaultier (Fra)
11/7, 11/4, 11/5 (22m)
Gregory Lecerf (Bel)
[1] Gregory Gaultier
  11/7, 11/5, 11/4 (22m)
  Jan van den Herreweggen
[1] Gregory Gaultier

11/5, 11/9, 11/8 (44m)

[6] Nicolas Mueller

[1] Gregory Gaultier

 

11/1, 11/7, 11/6 (44m)

 

[8] Olli Tuominen

 

[1] Gregory Gaultier

 

 

 

11/9, 11/4, 8/11, 11/3 (54m)

 

 

 

[4] Simon Rosner

Peter Kviecinsky (Svk)
11/4, 11/5, 11/2 (31m)
Jan van den Herreweggen (Bel)
Jan Koukal (Cze)
12/10, 11/4, 11/4 (31m)
Rene Mijs (Ned)
Jan Koukal 
 11/6, 11/8, 11/7 (38m)
 [6] Nicolas Mueller
Joeri Hapers (Bel)
 11/5, 11/3, 11/7 (21m)
[6] Nicolas Mueller (Sui)
[8] Olli Tuominen (Fin)
11/4, 11/5, 11/3 (26m)
Mark Burke (Bel)
[8] Olli Tuominen
11/6, 11/4, 11/3 (37m)
Gregoire Marche
[8] Olli Tuominen

 11/6, 11/5, 11/6 (27m)

Piedro Schweertman

Gregoire Marche (Fra)
11/2, 11/4, 11/7 (31m)
Kim Are Killingberg (Nor)
Piedro Schweertman (Ned)
 11/5, 11/5, 11/7 (29m)
Petr Martin (Cze)
Piedro Schweertman 
11/4, 11/4, 11/6 (18m)
Przemyslaw Atras
Tiago Gorielly (Bel)
10/12, 11/8, 11/13, 11/6, 14/12 (59m)
Przemyslaw Atras (Pol)
[3] Daryl Selby (Eng)
[4] Simon Rosner (Ger)
11/9, 11/1, 11/5 (21m)
Marcin Karwowski (Pol)
[4] Simon Rosner
 9/11, 11/9, 11/3, 11/3 (42m)
Stefan Casteleyn
[4] Simon Rosner

11/8, 8/11, 11/7, 11/9 (67m)

[7] Chris Simpson

[4] Simon Rosner

 

 13/11, 10/12, 11/0, 14/12 (75m)

 

[5] Laurens Jan Anjema

Ondrej Uherka (Cze)
11/9, 11/8, 9/11, 11/8 (49m)
Stefan Casteleyn (Bel)
Marc ter Sluis (Ned)
11/5, 11/8, 11/9 (27m)
Mathieu Castagnet (Fra)
Mathieu Castagnet 
 11/6, 11/5, 11/5 (48m)
[7] Chris Simpson
Jan de Smet (Bel)
11/4, 11/4, 11/6 (24m)
[7] Chris Simpson (Eng)
[5] Laurens Jan Anjema (Ned)
 11/2, 11/7, 11/3 (26m)
Sindre Roaldsoy (Nor)
[5] Laurens Jan Anjema 
 7/11, 11/5, 11/9, 11/4 (59m)
 Lucas Serme
[5] Laurens Jan Anjema

11/7, 8/11, 11/6, 11/4 (56m)

[2] Borja Golan

Jakub Solnicky (Cze)
11/3, 11/2, 11/5 (21m)
Lucas Serme (Fra)
Miroslav Celler (Svk)
3/11, 12/10, 11/8, 10/12, 11/6 (62m)
Claudio Pinto (Por)
Miroslav Celler 
11/5, 11/4, 11/8 (22m)
[2] Borja Golan
Jonas Snoeck (Bel)
11/3, 11/7, 11/5 (24m)
[2] Borja Golan (Esp)

 


7 septembre 2013, Finale :

[1] Gregory Gaultier (Fra)
bat

Simon Rosner (Ger)
 11/9, 11/4, 8/11, 11/3 (54m)


Very happy, it's the first tournament of the season, I came here to get a few matches before the start of the PSA season, I always enjoy playing this event, but the fact it was played at the start of september is really a bonus for me. It was nice to spend time with the guys from the French team, and the girls too!
 
 The conditions are not easy, the court was quite bouncy so you can't take the risk to hit too hard, as you would find yourself out of breath really quickly. It was better to go for accuracy, and to keep the pace high.
 
 Simon has improved tremendously over the past year, he is now 25, the age where the body reaches maturity and gets more resistant. He now plays top 10, I never took it for granted, prepared for the match with all the due respect, 100% plus.
 
 I know that yesterday, he played a super match against LJ, he must have been tired. I played a 40m match, but that hurt too! I seem to have more aches after 40m than after 2h of heavy intensity training! It proves that you cannot reproduce squash matches but by playing matches. Also, it is obvious for me that from the quarters, the guys I played were playing better than last year, and it was not "une partie de plaisir", not a walk in the park !!!!

So happy to win, also to have improve on the "not to get into discussions with refs"... I really need that kind of matches to get sharper mentally for the season...

We spent a fantastic week, playing amongst players from all over Europe. I want to thank the Belgiua Federation, ESF and my Federation. It's my 7th tittle, and I'll try and win it as many time as I can, as long at the body holds!


 I want to thank my coach Renan who has been coaching me this year, it's a bonus that he knows me very well, we've been playing since the juniors. Funny anecdote, he was in Prague last week for the Masters, and I was coaching him for once. Maybe I can get a bonus from my Federation for that? No?
 
 Finally, a big thank you to my fitness coach, Thomas, my training partners in Aix, Mathieu, Grégoire and all the other boys from the Institute. And most of all, thanks to all that came here to support us and our sport, especially at this crucial time for Squash, as tomorrow at this time, we may be Olympic.....

Et de 7 pour Greg ! 

After his big battle against LJ yesterday, both from a mental and physical point of view, Simon didn't have much left in the tank and lacked a bit of the edge he had the previous day. He was attacking a lot, but "forgot" to do the work at the back to make sure Greg had to do some work.
 
 Basically, Simon was attempting to win at the front, while Greg was already there for two games. Taking more and more risks, finding the tin too often, and spending the little energy he had left running around to pick up the shots that Greg was dispatching all around...
 
 The third was a question of pride for the German. Suddenly, he found the right tactic, good length, tin seemed lower, Greg had relaxed just a fraction, and Simon took full advantage of it. A few errors crept in for Greg, while Simon, carried by the crowd, rightly took the third 11/8 after having led 10/6.
 
 The fourth, Simon had used all the fumes, and really didn't have anything left to run the German engine with bless him. At 10/1, he gave it a big push, and Greg and he offered the delighted crowd a few super/exhibition style rallies. 
 
 Beautiful. A great way to finish a lovely match.....


6 septembre 2013, Demi :

[1] Gregory Gaultier (Fra)

bat

[8] Olli Tuominen

11/1, 11/7, 11/6 (44m)

Six-time champion Gregory Gaultier improved his winning record against Olli Tuominen - the Frenchman hasn't lost to the Finn in ten years.
 
 Greg dethroned the reigning champion in the process, in a match that got tougher for the top seed after a taking a 10-0 lead in the first.
 Competitive from the start, the last semi-final was a thrilling affair which Germany's Simon Rosner just edged. 
 
 After sharing the first two games on extra points Rosner raced through the fourth 11/0 but had to save game balls before taking the fourth to reach the final.


5 septembre 2013, Quarts :

[1] Gregory Gaultier (Fra)
bat
[6] Nicolas Mueller (Sui)

11/5, 11/9, 11/8 (44m)

5 septembre 2013, 2ème tour :

[1] Gregory Gaultier (Fra) 
bat 
Jan van den Herreweggen (Bel)

11/7, 11/5, 11/4 (22m)

4 septembre 2013, 1er tour :
[1] Gregory Gaultier (Fra) bat Gregory Lecerf (Bel)
11/7, 11/4, 11/5 (22m)



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