Hong Kong Open 2013

Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2013
 

Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial
Hong Kong Open 2013 - Men's Draw $150k
Round One
03 & 04-Dec
Round Two
05-Dec
Quarters
06-Dec
Semis
07-Dec
Final
08-Dec
[1] Ramy Ashour (Egy)
 11/8, 11/4, 11/5 (25m)
[Q] Nafiizwan Adnan (Mas)
[1] Ramy Ashour
11/7, 11/5, 11/7 (31m)
[Q] Adrian Waller
[1] Ramy Ashour

5/11, 5/11, 11/1, 7/0 rtd (30m)

[7] Borja Golan

[7] Borja Golan

 

 11/6, 11/3, 11/9 (39m)

 

[3] James Willstrop

[7] Borja Golan

 

 

11/1, 11/8, 5/11, 11/5 (65m)

 

 

[4] Nick Matthew

Cameron Pilley (Aus)
7/11, 11/6, 11/5, 11/5 (54m)
[Q] Adrian Waller (Eng)
Steve Coppinger (Rsa)
11/8, 12/10, 11/5 (51m)
Chris Simpson (Eng)
Chris Simpson
12/10, 11/8, 11/4 (52m)
 [7] Borja Golan
Ong Beng Hee (Mas)
 11/5, 11/6, 11/5 (36m)
[7] Borja Golan (Esp)
[5] Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy)
 13/11, 11/1, 11/5 (30m)
Leo Au (Hkg)
[5] Mohamed El Shorbagy
11/3, 11/6, 10/12, 11/7 (49m)
Marwan El Shorbagy
[5] Mohamed El Shorbagy

9/11, 9/11, 11/9, 11/9, 20/18 (122m)

[3] James Willstrop

Marwan El Shorbagy (Egy)
11/8, 10/12, 11/7, 11/8 (54m)
Ryan Cuskelly (Aus)
Simon Rosner (Ger)
11/5, 11/8, 11/8 (42m)
Tom Richards (Eng)
Simon Rosner
11/9, 11/9, 11/8 (52m)
[3] James Willstrop
Adrian Grant (Eng)
11/1, 11/3, 11/1 (28m)
[3] James Willstrop (Eng)
[4] Nick Matthew (Eng)
11/5, 11/6, 13/11 (54m)
Daryl Selby (Eng)
[4] Nick Matthew 
3/11, 11/5, 11/4, 11/8 (53m)
Saurav Ghosal
[4] Nick Matthew

9/11, 11/4, 11/8, 11/8 (65m)

[6] Amr Shabana

[4] Nick Matthew

 

11/13, 11/4, 11/4, 8/11, 11/3 (87m)

 

[2] Gregory Gaultier

Saurav Ghosal (Ind)
11/5, 11/4, 11/9 (40m)
[Q] Lucas Serme (Fra)
Nicolas Mueller (Sui)
11/8, 11/7, 6/11, 5/11, 15/13 (89m)
[Q] Grégoire Marche (Fra)
Nicolas Mueller 
12/10, 11/4, 8/11, 11/7 (48m)
[6] Amr Shabana
[Q] Mathieu Castagnet (Fra)
11/6, 15/13, 11/5 (58m)
[6] Amr Shabana (Egy)
[8] Tarek Momen (Egy)
6/11, 11/8, 14/12, 11/4 (58m)
[Q] Max Lee (Hkg)
[8] Tarek Momen
13/11, 11/13, 11/4, 16/14 (51m)
 Olli Tuominen
[8] Tarek Momen

11/8, 8/11, 11/9, 11/13, 11/5 (72m)

[2] Gregory Gaultier

Olli Tuominen (Fin)
11/8, 11/9, 11/7 (45m)
[Q] Omar Abdel Meguid (Egy)
Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy)
 12/10, 7/11, 9/11, 11/7, 11/8 (80m)
[Q] Joe Lee (Eng)
Karim Abdel Gawad 
 11/7, 11/9, 11/4 (37m)
[2] Gregory Gaultier
Laurens Jan Anjema (Ned)
11/8, 11/2, 10/12, 11/7 (59m)
[2] Gregory Gaultier (Fra)

 


7 décembre 2013 - Semi

[4] Nick Matthew (Eng) bt

Gregory Gaultier
11/13, 11/4, 11/4, 8/11, 11/3 (87m)

The final match of the night was a repeat of the recent World Open final, and it was England’s Nick Matthew who once again emerged the winner of an enthraling five-setter over Gregory Gaultier.

It was a predictably tough and tight opening, heavy rallies and rarely more than a point between them. Matthew had one chance at 10-9 but it was the Frenchman who battled hard to take the lead 13/11.

Gaultier seemed to be unable to maintain that intensity though, as Matthew dominate the next two games, taking them 11/4, 11/4 to take the lead. Gaultier’s mood wasn’t helped by frequent slips and the odd spill, increasing his frustration.

His intensity was back in the fourth though, as he surged ahead from 4-all, winning a fantastic rally at 7-5 which saw him on the floor more than once but still determinedly winning the point, and going on to level the match 11-8.

It was all Matthew in the decider though, as Gaultier’s level seemed to flatten again. At 7-3 it was Matthew’s turn to perform retrieving miracles to win the point, and that spelt the end, Gaultier tamely tinning at match ball as Matthew advanced to the final, his first since 2004.The final match of the night was a repeat of the recent World Open final, and it was England’s Nick Matthew who once again emerged the winner of an enthraling five-setter over Gregory Gaultier.

It was a predictably tough and tight opening, heavy rallies and rarely more than a point between them. Matthew had one chance at 10-9 but it was the Frenchman who battled hard to take the lead 13/11.

Gaultier seemed to be unable to maintain that intensity though, as Matthew dominate the next two games, taking them 11/4, 11/4 to take the lead. Gaultier’s mood wasn’t helped by frequent slips and the odd spill, increasing his frustration.

His intensity was back in the fourth though, as he surged ahead from 4-all, winning a fantastic rally at 7-5 which saw him on the floor more than once but still determinedly winning the point, and going on to level the match 11-8.

It was all Matthew in the decider though, as Gaultier’s level seemed to flatten again. At 7-3 it was Matthew’s turn to perform retrieving miracles to win the point, and that spelt the end, Gaultier tamely tinning at match ball as Matthew advanced to the final, his first since 2004.


6 décembre 2013 - Quart de finale

[2] Gregory Gaultier (Fra) 
bt
[8] Tarek Momen (Egy)
11/8, 8/11, 11/9, 11/13, 11/5

 

Greg was not at his best today. I rarely saw him make that many errors in a game, but I guess Tarek incessant attacking didn’t help!
 
As ever, Tarek started very slow, Greg shot at 7/2 before Tarek started to find his marks, coming back to 7/8. Greg strong takes the game on his second game ball, 11/8.
 
 The Egyptian comes back flying and takes an excellent start this time, 3/0, then 7/2! Greg, again making a few errors too many (3 in the 1st, 5 in the second), will fight back from 5/10 down up to 8/10, but a superb winner makes us level, 11/8, and one game all.
 
 
 Third is magnificent and close, 1/1, 2/2, 3/3, 4/4, 5/5, 6/6. A bit push from the French, but Tarek is on his hill. Greg manages to set up two game ball, 10/8, that he transforms 11/9 on a no let…
 
 The fourth is a weird one. Greg will tin 7 shots, and from 9/6 up, will let his opponent right back in, three game balls for Tarek, 13/11…
 
 In the 5th, Tarek is a bit tired, probably more mentally than anything else, Greg 6/1, 9/3 to finally take the game, helped by 6 unforced errors from his opponent, 11/5.

I didn’t play at my best today, but I’m still very happy with the way I came back in the 5th, the tactic I was able to implant again, after losing my way completely in the 4th when I was up 9-6 but he came back strong and made no mistakes.
 
 The match was very tough. To win 3-2 is never easy. Tarek is a very tough opponent and he moves fast and has great skills and you have to be alert.
 
 Yes I made far too many errors, I wish I would have kept him a bit longer on the court by lengthening the rallies, but what’s important, is to win, even if you are not at your 100%. 
 
 Yesterday I was playing well and feeling well, didn’t expect such a long match today, but you’ve got to go through those matches and hope that tomorrow, you’ll play better.
 
 I'm in the semi-final and I just want to do my best. I would really like to win this tournament and finish the year on appositive not but there is still a match tomorrow which will be really tough so I just need to get my recovery right and we will see tomorrow what will happen.


5 décembre 2013 - Deuxième Tour

[2] Gregory Gaultier
bt
Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy)
11/7, 11/9, 11/4 (37mn)


4 décembre 2013 - Premier Tour

[2] Gregory Gaultier
bt
Laurens Jan Anjema (Ned)

11/8, 11/2, 10/12, 11/7 (59m)




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