Netsuite Open 2014

Netsuite Open 2014

Published on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Netsuite Open 2014

Netsuite Open 2014
24-30 Sep, San Francisco, $70k
Round One
26 Sep
27-28 Sep
29 Sep
30 Sep
[1] Grégory Gaultier (Fra)
11-5, 11-6, 11-2
Gregoire Marche (Fra)

[1] Grégory Gaultier 
11-9, 11-4, 11-4 (31m)
Chris Simpson
 [1] Grégory Gaultier

11-6, 11-5, 11-3 (41m)

[4] Miguel Rodriguez

[1] Grégory Gaultier


11-3, 11-5, 
11-5 (32m)



[2] Amr Shabana

[7] Cameron Pilley (Aus)
Chris Simpson (Eng)
[5] Laurens Jan Anjema (Ned)
11-9, 11-7,8-11, 4-11, 11-9 (61m)
[Q] Cesar Salzar (Mex)
[5] Laurens Jan Anjema
11-4, 11-5 rtd (29m)
[4] Miguel Rodriguez
[4] Miguel Rodriguez (Col)
11-8, 11-7, 11-5 (34m)
[Q] Olli Tuominen (Fin)
[wc] Julian Illingworth (Usa)
11-9, 11-6, 11-5 (44m)
[3] Peter Barker (Eng)
[3] Peter Barker 
11-5, 11-5, 11-9
Alister Walker
 [3] Peter Barker

6-11, 11-8, 11-5, 
11-5 (55m)

[2] Amr Shabana

Alister Walker (Bot)
 7-11, 11-6, 14-12, 5-11, 11-4 (98m)
 [6] Mathieu Castagnet (Fra)
[Q] Campbell Grayson (Nzl)
5-11, 8-11, 13-11, 11-7, 11-6
[8] Adrian Grant (Eng)
[8] Adrian Grant 
11-6, 11-3, 6-11, 11-9
[2] Amr Shabana
[Q] Alan Clyne (Sco)
11-7, 11-8, 11-5
[2] Amr Shabana (Egy)


30 Sep, Final :

Gregory Gaultier 

[2] Amr Shabana (Egy)

11-3, 11-5, 11-5 (32m)

Gaultier dominant in SF final:
Top seed Gregory Gaultier defeated No. 2 seed Amr Shabana in a dominating 3-0, 32-minute performance to win his second NetSuite Open title title in three years tonight on the Glass Court on San Francisco’s South Lawn at Justin Herman Plaza. 
The Frenchman won the 30th title of his PSA career, while appearing in his 60th final.

The world’s No. 1 player continued his streak of perfection on the shores of San Francisco Bay in this year’s tournament, not losing a game over four matches in this tournament. The 31-year-old reclaimed the title in his third consecutive trip to the finals in San Francisco, defeating Nick Matthew in the 2012 championship before falling to Ramy Ashour in a tough five-game match last year.

“Greg was truly masterful tonight and throughout the whole tournament,” said John Nimick, a U.S. Squash Hall of Famer and President of Event Engine, Inc., the tournament producer. 
“To thoroughly dominate a player of Amr’s caliber truly shows why Greg is the world’s top player. We’ll see if he can keep his form and win his third NetSuite Open title next year.”
Gaultier now owns a 15-14 advantage in PSA matchups with Shabana, with the world’s current top player claiming five of the last six meetings. As the winner of the NetSuite Open, he wins $11,300.
Shabana, a four-time world champion, has lost only two matches in his two appearances at the NetSuite Open, losing both times to Gaultier (3-0 in the 2012 semifinals). With 33 career PSA World Tour titles, he is currently third among active players in championships behind Australia’s Mike Corren (50 titles) and countryman Ramy Ashour (34).

30 September 2014 - Final

Grégory Gaultier (FRA) 


Amr Shabana (EGY)

11-3, 11-5, 11-5 (32m)

30-Sep, Semis :

[1] Grégory Gaultier
[4] Miguel Rodriguez (Col)

11-6, 11-5, 11-3 (41m)

Top seeds through to final:

Top seed Gregory Gaultier continued his streak of perfection on the shores of San Francisco Bay this year to earn his third consecutive trip to the NetSuite Open final, defeating fourth seed Miguel Angel Rodriguez in three games. 

Second seed Amr Shabana ousted third seed Peter Barker to earn his first berth in the final of the PSA $70k event in San Francisco.

The world’s top player has not lost a game over three matches in this tournament and will look to reclaim the NetSuite Open title he won in 2012. 

Last year Gaultier lost the crown to Ramy Ashour in a tough five-game final. 

The 31-year-old will appear in his 60th PSA final tomorrow night and will attempt to win his 30th title after dispatching Rodriguez in 41 minutes. Gaultier now has a 5-0 career record against Rodriguez.

A four-time world champion, Shabana needed four games to get past Barker in 55 minutes and has now won eight consecutive matches against the Englishman. 

The 35-year-old will look to avenge his lone defeat at the NetSuite Open, when he lost to Gaultier 3-0 in the 2012 semi-finals. With 33 career titles, he will be appearing in his 47th final. 

A NetSuite Open victory would be his third of 2014, alongside his Tournament of Champions and Grasshopper Cup triumphs.

Shabana has a 13-11 advantage in PSA matches with Gaultier, with the world’s current top player claiming three of the last four meetings. 

The last time these two players competed for a title Shabana came out on top three games to nil at the Tournament of Champions this January.

27 sept. Quarters :

Grégory Gaultier

Chris Simpson 

11-9, 11-4, 11-4 (31m)

Top seed Gregory Gaultier and fourth seed Miguel Angel Rodriguez advanced to the semi-finals on the second day's play on the Glass Court at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco.

Frenchman Gaultier, the world number one, pulled off a second consecutive 3-0 victory against Chris Simpson in just 31 minutes - less than a third of the time it took Simpson to reach the quarter-finals! .

Rodriguez also won in straight games for the second day in a row. 

The Colombian was up 2-0 against Laurens Jan Anjema when the fifth-seeded Dutchman was forced to retire due to a chronic ankle injury.

26 sept. Round 1 :

Grégory Gaultier 
Grégoire Marche (Fra)

11-5, 11-6, 11-2