Fathi takes out top seeds to claim London Open title: 25/11/2012
Egyptian teenager Karim Ali Fathi celebrated his fifth PSA World Tour title of the year - and his second upset in the event - when he beat second seed Chris Ryder in the final of the London Open, the PSA Challenger 10 event in its fifth year at Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club in the England capital.
Fathi led 2/1 and 7/4 but Ryder clawed his way back to force a decider, to no avail as Fathi, still just 19, took the fifth to claim his fifth PSA title, all of them coming in 2012.
Final: Karim Ali Fathi (Egy) beat  Chris Ryder (Eng) 8/11, 11/8, 11/4, 9/11, 11/6 (90m)
Semi-finals: Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) bt Eddie Charlton (ENG) 11-3, 11-4, 11-3
 Chris Ryder (ENG) bt [Q] Nasir Iqbal (PAK) 11-4, 11-5, 8-11, 11-9
Quarter-finals: Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) bt  Jonathan Kemp (ENG) 11-9, 11-6, 11-8
Eddie Charlton (ENG) bt [Q] Joel Hinds (ENG) 11-9, 11-4, 12-10
[Q] Nasir Iqbal (PAK) bt  Robbie Temple (ENG) 11-8, 8-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-8
 Chris Ryder (ENG) bt [Q] Greg Lobban (SCO) 11-9, 11-4, 20-18
1st qualifying round: Nasir Iqbal (PAK) bt Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) 11-7, 7-11, 11-9, 13-11 (62m)
Ace Indian doubles
pair of Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal held their nerves to register a
sensational victory over the experienced Australian duo of Kasey Brown and
Donna Urquhart in the final of the ESR International doubles championship in
The Indian pair humbled
Urquhart (world number 20) and Brown (world number 10) 11-10 3-11 11-10 in a
72-minute thriller.The Indians clinched two games via sudden-death. Though,
the Aussies dominated the match for most part, the Indians played the big
points better especially Dipika was sharp in the decider.
Earlier, Chinappa and Pallikal had defeated top seeds and world number three
England's Jenny Duncalf and Alison Waters 6-11 11-8 11-4 for a place in the
summit round. The English pair had won a medal in the 2006 Commonwealth
This event was sanctioned and supported under the scheme "Preparation
of core probables for the Commonwealth Games 2010" to be held here from
October 3 to 14.In the quarterfinals, Chinappa and Pallikal had upset
another English combination of Dominic Lloyd Waters and Laura Briggs 11-4
Meanwhile, Chinappa and Harinder Pal Singh got the better of Australians
Melody Francis and Ryan Cuskelly 2-1 to enter semifinal of the mixed doubles
category but then crashed out at the final-four round.They went down 0-2 to
James Willstrop and Jenny Duncalf.
Saurav Ghosal and Pallikal were edged out 0-2 by Nick Matthew and Allison
Waters in mixed doubles quarterfinals.In the men's events, Ghosal and
Harinder finished 8th, Ritwik Bhattacharya and Sandeep Jangra finished 11th
and Gaurav Nandrajog and Siddharth Suchde finished 14th.
Aditya Jagtap Win Welsh
Junior Open Titles on the European Squash Federation Junior Circuit, in
A successful defence in the men's Welsh
Junior Open Squash Championships, one of the leading events on the European
Squash Federation Junior Circuit, in Cardiff saw top-seeded Indian Aditya
Jagtap winning it. He had won for the first time last year – and duly
reached the final as expected, but only after recovering from deficits in
both the quarter-finals and semis.
The 17-year-old, a pupil at
Millfield School in England, faced 16-year-old Egyptian Marwan El Shorbagy,
a 3/4 seed who upset England's second seed Tom Dwyer in the semi-finals.
Jagtap, the Indian Junior National champion, was in sparkling form in
the final, despatching El Shorbagy 11-6, 11-6, 11-5 to retain the title in