Round One

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TODAY at the Sekisui Open 2014

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22 May 2014
First Round

A good day for Switzerland today in Kriens. Still two home players in the draw as Patrick Miescher follows Reiko Peter into the second round.

The crowd in Kriens saw some good and competitive matches today. With 8 matches it was a busy day and the players made it worth to come and watch. All the lower ranked players pushed the seeds hard with most of them getting rewarded with games.

Especially delighting for the fans was that the only upset was Patrick Miescher who took out sixth seed Alejandro Garbi in four games.

For tomorrow we are hoping for further Swiss upsets!

[1] Ali Anwar Reda (Egy) 3-1 Lukas Burkhart        3-11 11-6 11-9 11-5
Nathan Lake (Eng) 3-0 [7] Yousif Nizar Saleh (Kuw)      11-4 11-8 11-5
[8] Reiko Peter (Sui) 3-0 [Q] Andre Haschker (Ger)     13-11 11-7 11-6
[4] Jens Schoor (Ger) 3-0 [Q] Tim Weber (Ger)            11-9 11-2 11-3
[3] Andrew Wagih (Egy) v Tom Ford (Eng) 11-7 12-14 4-11 12-10 11-5
[5] Aqeel Rehman (Aut) 3-0 [Q] Jonas Dähler (Sui)     12-10 11-6 11-6
[Q] Patrick Miescher (Sui) 3-1 [6] Alejandro Garbi (Esp)
                                                                         12-14 11-8 11-3 11-7
[2] Mohamed Abouelghar (Egy) 3-0 [WC] Benjamin Fischer (Sui)
                                                                                18-16 11-6 11-8

Mohammed Reda:
He played really well in the first game but starting from the second I played better squash and mount better looking forward forward for my quarter final.
Lukas Burkhart:
I am happy with the way I played today. As I had a hard time recently (injury) I didn't quite know what to expect... I really liked to play in front of my homecrowd and enjoyed every minute of it.

Nathan Lake:
Really pleased to be back in Kriens and to win in three. I've had a difficult year with injuries so it's nice to be fit and playing well. Looking forward to haveing another crack at Reda!
Yousef Saleh:
Well. First congrats to Nathan. He did really good. I had though two weeks in university before I come here which didn't let me train good. But all credit to Nathan and i hope i can play good next time.

Reiko Peter:
So glad my leg is ok. I wasn't sure if I could play on 100%. I think I just tried to be positive through the whole week.
Today I managed to make him run more than I had to. The first was really tough and close but winning it, I knew he would probably
drop his game a bit. That way I was able to put a lot more pressure on the ball and make him move into the corners.
Andre Haschker:
Well today is summer inside. He was the taller player that's why he won :)
To Reiko - well player and good luck for the rest of the tournament. He will need it against an in fom Jens Schoor:)
Andrew Wagih:
I'm really happy to get through to the quarters, specially when playing someone as good as Tom, It's also my first time to play with him but for my little opinion he is going to be better and better. In the coming days.

Jens Schoor:
I am quite happy with the way I played today against Tim. Usually we have very tough matches in training and it is always quite close.
I was glad to win the first game and pick up some confidence from that game. Thanks to Tim for the good match and I am looking forward to the match tomorrow with local hero Reiko who seems to be back from his injury!

Aqeel Rehman:
I had a slow start in the 1st game, but was able do turn it around. After that I setteled better and got more control. Jonas made a few errors and might have been bit tired from yesterday. Happy to win!
Jonas Dähler:
Today I played Austrian Nr.1. The first game was close. Unhappy that I didn't make the game ball. After I was getting a bit tired and he took advantage of it. I tried to push but in the end he was the one winning the ralleys.
I want to thank the organizers for this event and looking forward to the next year.

Patrick Miescher
I am so happy to get this win! It is probably my biggest win I had so far and to get it at our home-tournament feels amazing.
Alejandro is a big figther and it will never be easy to get a win against him.Tomorrow will be a new day and it doesn't matter how I played today, I will have to start from the beginning again.
I have no pressure tomorrow and I am looking forward to a good experience agaist a top player in the world.

Mohamed Abouelghar
I think I played well in patches. It's never easy playing in hot courts. You feel that the ball goes nowhere. I'm happy with the the way I adapted to the court am looking forward to tomorrows match.
Beni Fischer
I learned a lot today. Each time I'm playing a better player I manage to learn and to adapt a bit better. So i'm progressing step by step. I look forward to the off-season where I have time to work on the things I want to. But there is one more tournament to go and I'm always eager to perform well at home.

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