Netsuite Open 2013

Published on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Netsuite Open 2013
25 Sep - 01 Oct, San Francisco, Usa, $70k
Round One
27 Sep
28/29 Sep
30 Sep
01 Oct
[1] Ramy Ashour (Egy)
15/13, 11/3, 11/1 (34m) 
[Q] Alan Clyne (Sco)
[1] Ramy Ashour
11/8, 11/6, 11/7 (44m)
Tom Richards
[1] Ramy Ashour

11/5, 11/9, 2/11, 11/7

[3] James Willstrop

[1] Ramy Ashour

 11/4, 7/11, 7/11, 11/3, 11/3 (68m)

 [2] Grégory Gaultier
Adrian Grant (Eng)
 11/9, 11/8, 11/13, 12/10 (74m)
 Tom Richards (Eng)
Laurens Jan Anjema (Ned)
 11/7, 11/3, 11/7 (45m)
 [Q] Henrik Mustonen (Fin)
Laurens Jan Anjema
11/2, 11/1, 11/5 (36m)
[3] James Willstrop
[3] James Willstrop (Eng)
 11/4, 11/9, 3/11, 11/3 (70m)
 Miguel Angel Rodriguez (Col)
 Julian Illingworth (Usa)
 11/4, 11/6, 11/5 (41m)
 [4] Peter Barker (Eng)
[4] Peter Barker
 8/11, 12/10, 11/3, 11/4 (78m)
Daryl Selby
Daryl Selby

11/4, 11/1, 11/3

[2] Grégory Gaultier

Daryl Selby (Eng)
11/6, 11/6, 11/6 (51m)
[Q] Adrian Waller (Eng)
Simon Rosner (Ger)
 14/12, 11/4, 11/7 (64m)
 Nicolas Mueller (Sui)
Simon Rosner 
11/7, 11/6, 11/5 (46m)
[2] Gregory Gaultier
[Q] Mathieu Castagnet (Fra)
11/7, 11/4, 11/6 (49m)
[2] Gregory Gaultier (Fra)


1er octobre, Final :

 [1] Ramy Ashour (Egy) 
[2] Grégory Gaultier (Fra)
11/4, 7/11, 7/11, 11/3, 11/3 (68m)


Ramy takes the San Fran title from Greg

 "All squash fans anywhere could have asked for," said promoter John Nimick when asked about the final match of the 2013 NetSuite Open in San Francisco.

The event enjoyed a sold out crowd, beautiful California night and exquisite competition from Ramy Ashour and Gregory Gaultier. 

Greg, the defending champion, was slower in the first game and seemingly more unfocused than Ramy but the second and third contained some of the most ferocious, first pumping, shout out finishing shots ever seen on the pro tour. 

Gaultier was a tiger throughout those games. Ramy stayed close but hit several tins, looked up at the night sky and spoke to himself constantly.

Ramy pulled away quickly in game four at which point Greg managed himself physically as the game slipped away.

Gaultier came out with intensity in the earlier part of the decider and the incredible gets and rallies were welcomed by what seemed to be a partisan Gaultier crown. 

But the masterful Ashour stormed to a 9-2 lead before closing 11-2 and winning his first NetSuite Open title, and extending his unbeaten run to 45 matches.

30 septembre, Semi :

Grégory Gaultier 
Daryl Selby

11/4, 11/1, 11/3 (25m)

World's top two through to San Fran final

 Ramy Ashour and Gregory Gaultier lived up to their billing as the world's top two as they both beat English opposition to reach the final of the PSA $70k Netsuite Open on San Francisco's waterfront.
 "Tough evening," tweeted Daryl Selby after his loss to Gaultier. " Greg played exceptionally well. If you are not 100% against him you have no chance. Should be a great final."

29 septembre, Quarts :
Grégory Gaultier bat. Simon Roesner 11-7, 11-6, 11-5

The second pair of 2013 NetSuite Open quarterfinalists followed on with a dazzling display of all court fireworks. Gregory Gaultier, defending champion and world no. 2, needed his A Game as the German No. 1 and PSA No. 12 Simon Roesner was competitive from the start. 

The game was physical and both players asked for interpretations of "minimal interference" a few times, but the end result was a credit to both. 

Roesner played with flair and risk, while Gaultier controlled the T and the access to the front and sides, showing how both incredible racquet skills and canny court positioning can keep "aspiring" players on their heels.