Four nations through to Sekisui main draw
was a mixture of nationalities who came through tonight's
qualifying finals in Kriens, but Switzerland's Cedric Kuchen was
unable to add to the local interest in the main draw as he went
down in straight games to France's Jerome Dadot.
Karamatullah Khan stopped a French double, but only just
as he edged past Antoine Camille-Petrucci in a close five games,
while German last-minute callup Carsten Schoor beat David
Haley in three and Michael Harris came from a game down
to beat fellow-Englishman James Simpson.
Karamatullah Khan (Pak) bt Antoine Camille-Petrucci (Fra)
11-7, 5-11, 6-11,
plays Reiko Peter
Jerome Dadot (Fra) bt Cedric Kuchen (Sui)
11-5, 11-4, 11-3
plays Jens Schoor
Carsten Schoor (Ger) bt David Haley (Wal)
17-15, 11-4, 11-8
plays Nathan Lake
Michael Harris (Eng) bt James Simpson (Eng)
8-11, 11-4, 11-3,
plays Andre Haschker
Enjoyable Swiss tournament.
Sunshine, fesh air, mountains, lake and a win. That
describes my day. I played David Haley today and could
get him under pressure. I tried to focus on my lenth
because a good length is very important on these hot
Luckily he played a few mistakes which were easy
points for me. All in all I can say that it was very
tuff to play him and especially beating him because he
is very strong in his mind.
I played a good first game
but after that I stopped hitting winners. Mike started
playing some good deceptive shots and was in control. I
started the 4th better by raising the pace but in the
end he was too good today.
Glad to get through that in
James is very tall and hard to play on a hot bouncy
court. So I had to play a very restricted game.
Very happy with the win.