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Pilatus Cup 2012
07-10 Jun, Kriens, Switzerland, $5k
10-Jun, Semis & Final:
Frost doubles up in Kriens

Having taken the Sekisui Open title in Kriens last month, Kristian Frost was top-seeded for the Pilatus Cup at the same venue, and duly made it two in a row.

Frost and fellow Dane Rasmus Nielsen, the second seed, both won their morning semi-finals in convincing fashion to set up a repeat of the Sekisui final.

Frost dominated the final, overpowering Nielsen physically to win 11/3, 11/6, 11/7 and finish the tournament without dropping a game.

The win marks his sixth PSA title, and the fourth this year!

"I’m a very happy man!! I had a very hard match with Lucas this morning which I managed to get through 3/0 and by doing so I was fresh for the final.

"In the first I played a great game. I hardly did mistakes and yet I hit some great shots. I’m proud of myself for winning two events almost back to back!
"Thanks Pascal for a great event! Thanks to Beni and his family and the family Kazamia for having me as well!

"A huge thanks to my family and Camilla for supporting me – and a big thanks to EYE, newline, asics, ketshop and CEP."

"Not much to say. He didn’t have to do much today. Probably played one of my worst matches on the tour. Couldn’t get the body going, and made many unforced mistakes.

"Thanks to Pascal and the team for the event it’s always a nice time here."

Pilatus Cup 2012
07-10 Jun, Kriens, Switzerland, $5k
Round One
09 Jun  Top 11, Bot 12
09 Jun
10 Jun
10 Jun
[1] Kristian Frost (Den)
 15/13, 11/5, 11/5
Robert Downer (Eng)
[1] Kristian Frost
11/8, 11/8, 11/8
[Q] Benjamin Fischer
[1] Kristian Frost

11/8, 11/9, 12/10

[4] Lucas Serme

[1] Kristian Frost

11/3, 11/7, 11/6

[2] Rasmus Nielsen

Josh Cardwell (Aus)
4/11, 10/12, 11/7, 13/11, 11/8
[Q] Benjamin Fischer (Sui)
Bart Ravelli (Ned)
11/3, 11/6, 11/6
Reiko Peter (Sui)
Reiko Peter
15/13, 11/4, 11/2
[4] Lucas Serme
[Q] Jerome Dadot (Fra)
11/3, 11/3, 11/4
[4] Lucas Serme (Fra)
[3] Jens Schoor (Ger)
11/5, 11/6, 11/7
[Q] Antoine-Camille Petrucci (Fra)
[3] Jens Schoor
11/5, 11/4, 11/8
Carlos Cornes
[3] Jens Schoor

11/ 9, 11/9, 11/5

[2] Rasmus Nielsen

Carlos Cornes (Esp)
11/3, 11/6, 11/9
[LL] Kim Are Killingberg (Nor)
Onderj Ertl (Cze)
11/13, 11/3, 11/8, 11/9
[Q] Patrick Miescher (Sui)
[Q] Patrick Miescher
11/4, 11/3, 11/3
[2] Rasmus Nielsen
Jonas Daehler (Sui)
7/11, 11/3, 11/4, 11/5
[2] Rasmus Nielsen (Den)
08 Jul, Qualifying Finals:

Patrick Miescher (Sui) bt Cedric Kuchen (Sui)                     11/4, 5/11, 11/3, 5/11, 11/3
Antoine-Camille Petrucci (Fra) bt Kim Are Killingberg (Nor)                   11/8, 11/8, 11/7
Benjamin Fischer (Sui) bt Lukas Burkhart (Sui)                          8/11, 11/2, 11/9, 11/9
Jérôme Dadot (Fra) bt Mohammad Reza Sadeghpuor (Iri)                    11/8, 11/3, 11/7

07 Jul, Qualifying Round One:

Patrick Miescher (Sui) 3-0 Alex Imhof (Sui)                                     11/3, 11/6, 11/4
Cedric Kuchen (Sui) 3-1 Mario Tschopp (Sui)                          10/12, 11/4, 11/8, 11/9

Kim Are Killingberg (Nor) 3-1 Joel Siewerdt (Sui)                      13/15 11/6 11/6 11/9
Antoine-Camille Petrucci (Fra) 3-0 Remo Handl (Sui)              11/7, 11/5, 11/3 (21m)

Lukas Burkhart (Sui) 3-0 Yannick Lindemann (Sui)                    11/3, 11/5, 11/8 (22m)
Benjamin Fischer (Sui) 3-0 Wojiciech Nowisz (Pol)                               11/4 11/4 11/1

Jérôme Dadot (Fra) 3-0 Fabian Gurger (Sui)                                      11/3, 11/3, 11/3
Mohammad Reza Sadeghpuor (Iri) 3-0 Dennis Grueter (Sui)            11/1, 11/4, 11/2

Sekisui Open  |  2011 Event
09-Jun, Quarters:
End of the road for the Swiss in Kriens

After enjoying several home successes in the morning's first round matches, the Pilatus Cup crowd saw the top four seeds - none of them Swiss - progress to tomorrow's semi-finals in the evening session.

The top Danish duo Kristian Frost and Rasmus Nielsen are favourites to play a reprise of their Sekisui Open final at the same venue a couple of weeks ago, but Frenchman Lucas Serme and Germany's Jens Schoor may have something to say about that ...

Frost bt Fischer 11/8, 11/8, 11/8

I’m very pleased with my performance. I did a few mistakes, but overall very happy! Tomorrow I’m playing Lucas. I’ve played him since I was 15! I’m looking forward to it!

Kristian Frost

I thought I played alright, didn’t have the legs today though. I need to play lots of those matches to get used to the pace and the level. But today I did what I could so I’m happy for now.

Beni Fischer

Serme bt Peter 15/13, 11/4, 11/2

Such a tough first game. It was really important to win it. After that he got more and more tired, and made quite a few mistakes, while I was getting more and more confident. So just happy to win in 3 again. And then tough match tomorrow. Hopefully I win

Lucas Serme

Tough first game I felt like dominating him but I did too many mistakes at the wrong time. All credit to him. He played really accurate and was so quick. He made my life so hard on that court. Too good. I now need a summer break and then I get back to training.

Reiko Peter

Schoor bt Cornes 11/5, 11/4, 11/8

Played Carlos tonight the first time and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I have seen him play before and I knew that he is a very talented and skillful player. So I tried to keep it away from the midcourt area and put him under pressure which really worked out. Happy to win…

Facing Rasmus again tomorrow in the semis as two weeks ago, but hopefully with a better outcome for me tomorrow.

Jens Schoor

Jens was way to good for me, got in top in the first and the third but made too many errors. He put me under so much pressure. Wish him the best of luck. NOW; SUMMER BREAK!!!

Carlos Cornes

Nielsen bt Miescher 11/4, 11/3, 11/3

Think I played well tonight. I was accurate in the rallies and was finish them of well. Really happy with the match and hope I can keep it up for tomorrow.

Rasmus Nielsen

This was a real learning lesson for me. Rasmus was just too strong for me today. I will take with a lot from this match and wish him all the best for the rest of the tournament.

Patrick Miescher


salut frambi,

dernier mot sur la compétition, j'ai perdu sur Lucas 3/0, il était beaucoup plus solide que moi et j'ai voulu finir en tentant des coups gagnants qui ne sont pas passés.

Je lui souhaite bonne chance pour la suite du tournoi.

Je voudrais remercier l'organisation, la famille Allinckx pour leur accueil au top, ma famille, mes amis et mes partenaires d'entrainement.

Encore quelques entraînements puis ce sera les vacances. Et ensuite ce sera reparti pour la préparation d'été.



08-Jul, Qualifying Finals:
Swiss & French progress in Kriens

Miescher bt Kuchen 11/4, 5/11, 11/3, 5/11, 11/3

Today I played against a very good friend and training partner of mine. It was a very good and friendly game. Now I’m going to have a rest to be ready tomorrow.

Patrick Miescher

I congratulate him for the qualification. I couldn’t play constant. I wish him good luck for his next match.

Cedric Kuchen

Dadot bt Sadeghpour 11/8, 11/3, 11/7

I’m extremely happy to win my match 3/0 and qualify me for the main draw. At the very beginning I was under stress and it reflected on my game. After a few points, I played simple and searched my length. It proved successful for the next two games. I’m waiting the draw for my next game. The PSA in Kriens brings me luck.

Jerome Dadot

I started good. I was 4-0 up and I played with slow pace but when I changed my pace then <I played very bad and I didn’t play any single shot. Any way I go back home and do more work hard.

Mohammad Sadeghpour

Fischer bt Burkhart 8/11, 11/2, 11/9, 11/9

Solid performance, happy with the way I played. We know each others game very well so it’s hard for both of us. Looking forward to playing in the main draw tomorrow.

Benjamin Fischer

I think it was a nice match against a good friend. I wasn’t at my best today, especially my consentration, because of the final exams I had this week. But Beni managed to be stadier at the end. I wish him all the best for the rest of the tournament.

Lukas Burkhart

Petrucci bt Killingberg 11/8, 11/8, 11/7

I’m also happy to win today, I do better than weeks before so if it’s a good thing I hope I will win tomorrow also. See you tomorrow

Antoine-Camille Petrucci

Antoine played better and deserved to win. Simple math. I didn’t play badly, just made wrong choices on the important points. The hot courts made me slow, and that removes my biggest strength. It is hard to play out of your comfort zone, but very learningful.

Jan Are Killingberg


salut frambi,

j'ai réussi à me qualifier contre la tête de série 2 des qualifs sur le score de 3/0, je suis très content de mon résultat. Ça me rassure au niveau des entraînements je me dit que ça commence à payer.

J'ai pas été gâté au niveau du tirage, jouer contre Lulu j'aurai préféré éviter. Mais bon je vais tout donner pour essayer de faire un bon match et gagner !


07-Jul, Qualifying Round One:
Swiss drawn together in Kriens

The first qualifying round of the PSA $5k Pilatus Opern in Kriens saw four Swiss players progress to tomorrow's qualifying finals - where they play each other ...

Dadot bt Furger 11/3, 11/3, 11/3

I’m happy to be in Switzerland again to play a PSA and to win my match 3/0. Court was hot but I enjoyed my game today. I hope I will play like that tomorrow, to qualify for the main draw.

Jerome Dadot

I’m happy with my match today, it’s always a great experience to play these matches. Jerome played well and made no mistakes. Now I’m looking forward to the summer break.

Fabian Geurger

Sadeghpour bt Grüter 11/1, 11/4, 11/2

I had a very hard trip to arrive here but I have a good feeling in this nice country and club. Well, I passed first round now. I know the courts very good and I will try my best tomorrow against a Frenchman.

Mohammad Sadeghpour

Today I played a good player from Iran, who is a better player than me. If I want to beat him, I need to practise more! Especially I need to become better in my volleys. But there is much other things I must practise… I didn’t play very well today but I couldn’t win the match anyway. My goal is to beat this guy in about 1 ½ year, maybe earlier."

Dennis Grüter

Kuchen bt Tschopp 10/12, 11/4, 11/8, 11/9

I was already tired at the start of the match. I’m happy to win the match, now I’m looking forward to the next match - against a friend from my club here.

Cedric Kuchen

Today I played not at my best. But Cedric didn't either, so the level of squash was not that good. But it turned into a really tough match in which I started to struggle physically during the third game.

But I couldn’t expect to play well as I couldn’t train for a week due to my exams at university. All credit to Cedric. Even if he didn’t play well he fought and was able to break me physically.

Mario Tschopp

Miescher bt Imhof 11/3, 11/6, 11/4

Today I played against a club colleague of mine. He surprised me and played well on the bouncy court. I’m happy to win and looking forward to tomorrow and hope to qualify for the main draw.

Patrick Miescher

Today I had the great opportunity to play vs Patrick, he’s a high levelled swiss squash Player from my club, so I knew him before. I think I could learn something about the speed and power of squash. During the match I recognized that I have to work on my strength and fitness. My goal was to reach 20 points and be as fast as possible with my racket and legs also I wanted to run until I can’t anymore.

I won 13 points but I couldn’t play any better. After the match I had to lay down for about 5 min and take some breaths, so I definitely could walk enough. At the end of the day I’m satisfied with my performance and I hope that I could improve my skills.

Alec Imhof

Petrucci bt Handl 11/7, 11/5, 11/3

I’m happy to win my first match today, hope I will win tomorrow to make better than 2 weeks before. Always good to come to Switzerland. See you tomorrow.

Antoine-Camille Petrucci

I started well today. I was able to put pressure on him and play a high and fast pace. In the second and third, especially in the third I left to much energy and went to early for the nick. At least a good experience, but a lot of work to do during summer.

Remo Handl

Killingberg bt Siewerdt 13/15 11/6 11/6 11/9

Piece of cake! Not at all. I did not feel comfortable on court at all today. All credit to a talented opponent that did not give me much to work with. Tight and fair match could really tip either way. Relieved to pull through.

Kim Are Killingberg

I am really disappointed with this match. I think there was a chance to win this match. I hope I can learn a lot out of this match and improve my Squash for next season. Congrats to Kim.

Joel Siewerdt

Burkhart bt Lindemann 11/3, 11/5, 11/8

I think I played a bit to solid for him today. He’s a young upcoming player who can hit some good shots from everywhere. So you have to be ready for them all the time.

But I was able to control the T from the beginning and made it hard for him. In the end of the third I was a bit unfocused and opened up the court too much.

Lukas Burkhart

I made far too many errors in the first two games. I was too offensive even when I was under pressure. I played his game and that was the big mistake today. I played well in the third but at the moment he’s just too strong for me. Good luck to him for the rest of the tournament.

Yannick Lindemann

Fischer bt Nowisz 11/4 11/4 11/1

Not the best performance today. I am just happy that the season is finished now. But all credit to him. He played much better than me today.

Wojiciech Nowisz

Its so nice playing at home. I'm feeling much better after a couple of weeks of hard training and look forward to playing a lot over the next few months.

Benjamin Fischer

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