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La Ciotat International 2010
09-13 Jun, France, $10k

13-Jun, Final:
[Q] Borja Golan (Esp) bt [1] Stéphane Galifi (Ita)
              11/7, 11/3, 8/11, 11/1 (50m)

Borja's Back

In only his second PSA World Tour squash event after major knee surgery, top-ranked Spaniard Borja Golan admitted that he is almost back to 100% after clinching the La Ciotat International Open title in France as a qualifier.

The former world No10, now languishing at 95 after his eight-month layoff, beat top-seeded Frenchman Stephane Galifi in the 50-minute climax of the inaugural  event at La Ciotat Squash Club.

The triumph marks Golan's 20th title on the PSA Tour - and was revenge for his defeat by Italian Galifi, the world No52 from Aix-en-Provence, who stopped the Spaniard in last month's quarter-finals of the Internationaux de France in Bordeaux.

"La Ciotat was a nice tournament to make my comeback - the organisation was very good and they took a lot of care of the players," said Golan as he left La Ciotat for Toulouse, where he begins his third qualifying campaign in a row - this time to make it into the main draw of the Movida International.

"I started the tournament at 70% and finished close to 100% of my level - so I'm really happy for that," added the 27-year-old from Santiago DC.

"Tomorrow I will start playing in Toulouse - so I have to forget the win of today and focus on qualifying for the Toulouse Open.

"And then I rest for two weeks and train hard to be ready for the tournaments in September. The Irish Open will be a good tournament to start with!"

When Golan celebrated his career-high world No10 ranking last September, he became the highest-ranked Spaniard of all-time - moving ahead of nineties star Austin Adarraga.

Photos by
Jacques Mouls
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La Ciotat International 2010
09-13 Jun, France, $10k
Round One
10 Jun 13.00 - 20.00
11 Jun
12 Jun
13 Jun
[1] Stéphane Galifi (Ita)
 11/5, 4/11, 11/7, 11/4
[Q] Joan Lezaud (Fra)
[1] Stéphane Galifi
 5/11, 11/6, 11/8, 11/7 (45m)
[8] Henrik Mustonen
[1] Stéphane Galifi

14/12, 11/4, 11/4 (40m)

[4] Yann Perrin

[1] Stéphane Galifi

11/7, 11/3, 8/11, 11/1 (50m)

[Q] Borja Golan

[8] Henrik Mustonen (Fin)
11/9, 11/6, 11/7 (29m)
Antoine Camille-Petrucci (Fra)
[4] Yann Perrin (Fra)
11/6, 10/12, 11/9, 11/4 (51m)
Ben Ford (Eng)
[4] Yann Perrin
3/11, 11/5, 13/11, 3/11, 11/3 (59m)
[5] Max Lee
[5] Max Lee (Hkg)
12/10, 11/8, 13/11 (49m)
Amr Khaled Khalifa (Egy)
[Q] Fabien Verseille (Fra)
4/11, 11/4, 8/11, 11/6, 11/4 (59m)
[7] Grégoire Marche (Fra)
[Q] Fabien Verseille
11/6, 11/3, 11/2 (31m)
[Q] Borja Golan
[Q] Borja Golan

 11/9, 12/10, 11/5 (44m)

[2] Alan Clyne

[Q] Borja Golan (Esp)
5/11, 11/4, 10/12, 11/4, 11/1 (67m)
[3] Steve Finitsis (Aus)
[Q] Wael Farag (Egy)
11/7, 7/11, 7/11, 11/4, 11/8 (60m)
[5] Ivan Yuen (Mas)
[5] Ivan Yuen
11/6, 2/11, 11/7, 11/7 (45m)
[2] Alan Clyne
Piedro Schweertman (Ned)
11/8, 11/7, 11/3 (25m)
[2] Alan Clyne (Sco)

09 Jun, Qualifying Finals:

Wael Farag (Egy) bt Karim AGA Samy (Egy)    12/10, 11/7, 4/11, 11/3 (36m)
Fabien Verseille (Fra) bt Anson Kwong (Hkg)  11/7, 11/6, 9/11, 11/9 (41m)
Joan Lezaud (Fra) bt Lucas Serme (Fra)          14/12, 11/4, 7/11, 11/9 (70m)
Borja Golan (Esp) bt Alejandro Garbi (Esp)      11/5, 11/6, 9/11, 11/5 (54m)

08 Jun, Qualifying Round One:

Karim AGA Samy  bye
Wael Farag (Egy) bt  Alexei Severinov (Rus)   11/6, 11/2, 11/2 (14m)
Anson Kwong (Hkg) bt Andrea Torricini (Ita)   11/9, 11/7, 1/11, 5/11, 14/12 (62m)
Fabien Verseille (Fra) bt Rene Mijs (Ned)        11/6, 11/8, 11/7 (34m)
Joan Lezaud (Fra) bt Ben Coleman (Eng)        11/8, 8/11, 8/11, 11/5, 11/4 (81m)
Lucas Serme (Fra) bt Johan Bouquet (Fra)      11/3, 5/11, 11/3, 11/3 (43m)
Alejandro Garbi (Esp) bt Florent Pontiere (Fra) 13/11, 11/7, 11/5 (35m)
Borja Golan (Esp)  bye

Golan Goes For Revenge
In La Ciotat Final

Borja Golan will be looking for revenge in the final of the La Ciotat International Open at La Ciotat Squash Clubwhen he meets meet top seed Stephane Galifi in the final.

In his third successive upset in the event, Spanish qualifier Golan claimed his biggest scalp when he beat second-seeded Scot Alan Clyne in 44 minutes.

Golan is making his comeback after major knee surgery last year - since when he has seen his world ranking slump to 95 just seven months after holding the No10 slot.

The 27-year-old from Santiago DC returned to PSA action at last month's Internationaux de France in Bordeaux, where he was stopped by Galifi in the quarter-finals.

The Aix-en-Provence-based Italian went on to reach the French final - and is now celebrating his 14th appearance in a Tour final in La Ciotat.

Galifi, ranked 52 in the world, beat Frenchman Yann Perrin, the fourth seed, in the other semi-final.

Photos by
Jacques Mouls
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11-Jun, Quarters:
Golan Marches Into La Ciotat Semis

Borja Golan maintained his confident run in the La Ciotat International Open by beating fellow qualifier Fabien Verseille in straight games to reach the semi-finals.

The top-ranked Spaniard is making his comeback after major knee surgery - since when he has seen his world ranking slump to 95 just seven months after holding the No10 slot.

But the 27-year-old from Santiago DC showed signs of his former form as he despatched Frenchman Verseille 11-6, 11-3, 11-2 in 31 minutes in the only straight games win of the day.

Golan will have a tougher battle ahead of him as he takes on second seed Alan Clyne for a place in the final.

Fresh from his title triumph in last week's Kent Open in England, Scot Clyne overcame sixth-seeded Malaysian Ivan Yuen 11-6, 2-11, 11-7, 11-7 to set up a first-time Tour clash with the highest-ranked Spaniard of all-time.

Yann Perrin single-handedly carries domestic interest through to the semi-finals of this inaugural Tour event in La Ciotat after surviving a hard-fought five-game clash with Hong Kong's Max Lee. The fourth seed from Aix-en-Provence beat fifth seed Lee 3-11, 11-5, 13-11, 3-11, 11-3 in one minute just short of an hour.

It will be an all-Aix battle in the semi-finals as Perrin takes on Stephane Galifi, the top seed who is based in the French city but now plays under the Italian flag.

Galifi recovered from a game down to beat Finland's No8 seed Henrik Mustonen 5-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7. 

Photos by J.Mouls
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10-Jun, Round One:
Golan & Verseille
qualify for quarters

While six of the eight seeds made it safely through to the quarter-finals, qualifiers Borja Golan and Fabien Verseille both came through five game marathons and will meet for a place in the last four.

Golan, in his second PSA event after an extended injury layoff, twice came from behind to beat Dutch-based Australian Steve Finitsis while Verseille did the same against fellow-Frenchman Grégoire Marche.

Meanwhile Verseille's half-brother Stephane Galifi secured his anticipated place in the quarter-finals after a 3/1 win over French qualifier Joan Lezaud.

Based in Aix-en-Provence but now playing under the Italian flag, top seed Galifi will now take on eighth seed Henrik Mustonen after the Finn ousted unseeded Frenchman Antoine-Camille Petrucci.

Alan Clyne, the second-seeded Scot who is expected to meet Galifi in Sunday's final, repeated his win in last week's Kent Open over Piedro Schweertman in the first round. But this time the 23-year-old from Edinburgh despatched the Dutchman in straight games to set up the only quarter-final not to include French interest.

Clyne will meet Malaysian Ivan Yuen, the sixth seed who beat Egyptian Wael Farag in 60 minutes.

Photos by J.Moules
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09-Jun, Qualifying Finals:
Local Derbies abound in La Ciotat

Qualifying finals for the La Ciotat International in the South of France saw two Frenchmen win through to the main draw.

Fabien Verseille created a minor upset in beating Hong Kong's Anson Kwong, while Joan Lezaud held off the challenge of Lucas Serme in an all-French affair.

In fact three of the four matches were 'local derbies', with Wael Farag ousting top-seeded fellow Egyptian Karim AGA Samy, and Borja Golan continuing his comeback after an extended injury break. The former world #10, now languishing down at #95, overcame Alejandro Garbi to claim a slot in the main draw against Steve Finitsis.

Photos by J.Moules
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