Tournament of champions – Nueva York 2015

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Champion of the 70K in Detroit and 26th PSA title
27/08/2015
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Tournament of champions – Nueva York 2015

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One of my best performances so far in a World Series Event where I reached Semifinals defeating number 5 seed Peter Barker 11-6, 8-11, 11-13, 11-9, 11-7 (3-2) in an intense match, where I finally won after a strike of defeats to his favor.

The following day framed a dramatic and challenging match which I won against World Number 2 Gregory Gaultier, one of the toughest contenders whom I had never even been able to take a game in more than 4 occasions. This has been the most important win in my professional career and the best exhibit of my current squash level. The marathon match was very tight since the beginning with a final score of 11-13, 14-12, 8-11, 11-8, 11-9 (3-2). One to remember without a doubt!

After such a mental and physical challenge I had to face Nick Matthew, who was seeded third in the tournament. Nick’s flawless technique and strategy are always a challenge in a match and the strenuous efforts from the past days took a toll and I was defeated 7-11, 9-11, 5-11 (0-3).