Grasshopper Cup 2015

Published on Sunday, April 19, 2015

Grasshopper Cup 2015




Grasshopper Cup 2015
13-19 Apr, Zurich
Round One
Top 15 / Bot 16 Apr
17 Apr
18 Apr
19 Apr
[1] Grégory Gaultier (Fra)
11-8, 11-7, 11-9 (52m)
Cameron Pilley (Aus)

[1] Grégory Gaultier (Fra)

11/6, 11/4, 11/5 (45m)

Daryl Selby (Eng)

[1] Grégory Gaultier (Fra)

11/7, 11/8, 11/7 (51m)

 [3] Miguel Rodriguez (Col)

Grégory Gaultier

11-8, 11-3, 11-9 (43m)

 [5] Simon Rösner (Ger)

 [7] Borja Golan (Esp)
13-11, 11-9, 11-5 (78m)
Daryl Selby (Eng)
[8] Mathieu Castagnet (Fra)
  4-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-6 (90m)
 [Q] Grégoire Marche (Fra)

[8] Mathieu Castagnet (Fra)

8-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-2 (69m)

[3] Miguel Rodriguez (Col)

[3] Miguel Rodriguez (Col)
5-11, 11-6, 11-6, 12-10 (76m)
[Q] Laurens Jan Anjema (Ned)
[Q] Saurav Ghosal (Ind)
11-9, 4-11, 11-4, 11-6 (66m)
[4] Tarek Momen (Egy)

[Q] Saurav Ghosal (Ind)

8-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-8 (71m)

[5] Simon Rösner (Ger)

[5] Simon Rösner (Ger)

11-8, 13-11, 11-13, 11-6 (95m)

[6] Omar Mosaad (Egy)

[5] Simon Rösner (Ger)
11-8, 11-7, 11-5 (42m)
[wc] Reiko Peter (Sui) v
[Q] Alan Clyne (Sco)
11-6, 11-5, 11-4 (38m)
[6] Omar Mosaad (Egy)

[6] Omar Mosaad (Egy)

11-3, 11-8, 7-11, 9-4 (Ashour retired)

[2] Ramy Ashour (Egy)

Nicolas Mueller (Sui)
3-11, 6-11, 11-9, 13-11, 11-8 (69m)
[2] Ramy Ashour (Egy)


19 APR 2015 : FINAL



Greg Gaultier

Simon Rösner (GER)

11-8, 11-3, 11-9 (43m)


French World No.3 Gregory Gaultier lived up to his billing as the number one seed at the 2015 Grasshopper Cup, PSA International 70 event, taking home the title following a commanding 3-0 victory over German Simon Rösner in the final at Zurich’s Puls 5.


Gaultier dominated from the outset against the World No.10 who looked visibly fatigued from spending over 200-minutes on court going into the finale, including a mammoth 94-minute semi-final, rarely looking troubled as he claimed the 29th PSA World Tour title of his career without the loss of a single game throughout the tournament.

The man known as the “General’ was in charge throughout the competition and he dispatched all comers to send a strong message out to his main title-rivals ahead of the Allam British Open, where he’ll be hoping to retain the title he won in 2014.

“Winning this title means a lot because I haven’t won a tournament for around six months,” said Gaultier.

“I’ve had a fantastic week here, not only because I won, but because the quality of the event has been very high and I’m really happy with the form I have had on court through the week.


“It gives me a lot of confidence going forward to  good week like this so I’m very happy.”



18 April 2015

Semi finals :

Gregory Gaultier
[3] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL

11-7, 11-8, 11-8 (51m)

Gaultier Marches Into Grasshopper Final

Top seed Gregory Gaultier continued his assault towards the 2015 Grasshopper Cup trophy as he eased into the final courtesy of a polished 3-0 win over World No.5 Miguel Angel Rodriguez.

The Colombian scored a huge victory over the World No.3 when they last met in January’s J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions but he couldn’t replicate his heroics again in front of the capacity crowd in Zurich’s Puls 5 venue, as the Frenchman produced an accomplished performance from the opening point to dictate proceedings and earn an 11-7, 11-8, 11-8.

The win sees him go into the 62nd PSA World Tour final of his career where he’ll be aiming to collect trophy number 29.


“He beat me in New York when he was on a unbelievable run so I guess today it was my day,” said Gaultier.

“All credit to Miguel because he’s done really well and we’ve become good friends this year and he’s a nightmare to play because he never stops."


“But I’m really excited to be into another final. I’m really excited for the challenge ahead and I’ll prepare myself as best I can and hopefully I’ll be able to do my best to win another trophy.”


The General, Gregory Gaultier, has joined Joey in the commentary box - some great insight coming from the Frenchman on this battle between Mosaad & Rösner

Number one seed Gregory Gaultier, the French World No.3, will take on German World No.10 Simon Rösner in the final of the 2015 Grasshopper Cup, PSA International 70 tournament, in Zurich’s Puls 5 venue tomorrow (Sunday April 19).

The Frenchman will be gunning to collect the 29th PSA World Tour title of his career against the powerful man from Paderborn, who’ll be competing in his 15th final, and after reaching the finale without dropping a single game en route the former World No.1 will be favourite to lift the trophy.

Gaultier secured his place in the final with an accomplished and polished display against World No.5 Miguel Angel Rodriguez, preventing the dynamic Colombian from using his electric pace as he dictated proceedings from the very first point.

“I’m really excited to be into another final and I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead,” said Gaultier.

“All credit to Miguel as he’s done really well this year but I guess it was my day today and I’ll go now prepare myself as best I can and hopefully I’ll be able to do my best to win another trophy tomorrow.”

Rösner had to come through a 95-minute battle with World No.9 Omar Mosaad in order to book his place in the final, doing just enough to remain ahead of the powerful Egyptian, despite seeing two match ball opportunities go wasted, in what was a battle of hard-hitting giants.

“It’s quite hard to get your head around leading 2-0 and being so close to winning and then not finishing it off,” said Rösner.


“I had to dig deep and just forget about that third game and really concentrate in the fourth and I’m so happy, and relieved, to win against Omar and I’m hoping to come out fresh against Greg tomorrow and give it my all.”


17 April 2015
Quarter :

Greg Gaultier


Daryl Selby (Eng)

11/6, 11/4, 11/5 (45m)


French World No.3 Gregory Gaultier was in scintillating form as he dispatched England's Daryl Selby in emphatic fashion during the quarter-finals of the 2015 Grasshopper Cup, taking out the World No.15 3-0 in 45-minutes.

The number one seed controlled proceedings from the start, using his speed and athleticism to his full advantage, cutting off Selby's attacks and changing the pace of the match at key points to assert his authority on proceedings.

In a dominant display, the Frenchman looked calm and composed as he sent out a major warning to his main rivals for the title.

“Daryl is a great mover and he absorbs pressure really well so you always have to be on your toes and control the court against him and break his rhythm,” said Gaultier.

“I managed to move a little better today than the first round and play more accurately. I had a little bit more confidence today as well after the first round and I feel like I played quite well today.”


Speaking after the defeat, Selby said: “Didn’t think I played too bad there but my opponent played flawless squash.”


15 April 2015 - First round :

[1] Grégory Gaultier
Cameron Pilley (AUS)

3-0: 11-8, 11-7, 11-9 (52m)



Number one seed and World No.3 Gregory Gaultier wasted no time in securing his place in the quarter-finals of the 2015 Grasshopper Cup, PSA International 70 tournament, ruthlessly dispatching Cameron Pilley 3-0 during the first day of action at Zurich’s stunning Puls 5 venue.

The 32-year-old Frenchman from Aix-en-Provence started the match slowly and it was the 6’ 3” Australian who raced into an 8-4 lead in the first game, but Gaultier showed exactly why he’s remained one of the sport’s dominant players over the last decade, scoring seven unanswered points to take the opening game and set up the platform from which to dominate.

From then on the man known as ‘The General’ was in charge, and despite Pilley mounting a strong challenge in the third game to hold a 7-2 lead and take advantage of Gaultier’s impatience as he seemed to get off court before midnight, it was the top seed who saw out the match 11-8, 11-7, 11-9.

“At the beginning he was on fire and I was on the back foot but I managed to regroup and find my length and play with some better variation,” said Gaultier.


“It was a tough match and obviously I’m happy to go through 3-0 especially because that was maybe the first time in my career that I’ve played that late, but you have to come prepared to deal with the conditions.

“I had a bit of a lack of concentration in the middle of the second and third games but I’m happy how I responded to get the win.”