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Grant Celebrates Santiago Success

After finishing as runner-up last year, England’s Adrian Grant went one better in the 2010 Squash Santiago Open – Santiago City Trophy by winning the $31,175 PSA World Tour title at the Central Area Shopping Center in the city of Santiago de Compostela.

The top seeded Londoner faced Egypt’s No2 seed Omar Mosaad – and, for the third time in the event, had to fight back from behind to overcome his opponent.

Mosaad, the world No17 from Cairo, took the opening game – but 30-year-old Grant, ranked just a single place higher, battled back to beat the 22-year-old Egyptian 6-11, 11-7, 11-7, 12-10 after 71 minutes.

The win takes Grant’s career tally of Tour titles to 17 – one more than England team-mate Nick Matthew, the world No2, and more than any other Englishman on the Tour today.

Final:
[1] Adrian Grant (ENG) bt [2] Omar Mosaad (EGY) 6-11, 11-7, 11-7, 12-10 (71m)

Semi-finals:
[1] Adrian Grant (ENG) bt Mohammed Abbas (EGY)     8-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-6 (74m)
[2] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bt [3] Olli Tuominen (FIN)     11-5, 11-6, 11-8 (24m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Adrian Grant (ENG) bt Stephen Coppinger (RSA)     11-5, 11-6, 9-11, 11-6 (45m)
Mohammed Abbas (EGY) bt Borja Golan (ESP)     11-5, 3-11, 11-9, 11-13, 11-8 (72m)
[3] Olli Tuominen (FIN) bt [8] Arturo Salazar (MEX)     6-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-5 (41m)
[2] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bt [5] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)     11-7, 11-7, 11-9 (33m)

1st round:
[1] Adrian Grant (ENG) bt [Q] Gregoire Marche (FRA)     7-11, 4-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-8 (63m)
Stephen Coppinger (RSA) bt [7] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS)     5-11, 11-9, 11-1, 11-5 (53m)
Borja Golan (ESP) bt [4] Jonathan Kemp (ENG)     11-9, 11-5, 11-13, 11-8 (47m)
Mohammed Abbas (EGY) bt [6] Tom Richards (ENG)     6-11, 11-7, 11-3, 11-8 (28m)
[8] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bt [Q] Kristian Frost Olesen (DEN)     11-3, 11-7, 12-10 (22m)
[3] Olli Tuominen (FIN) bt [Q] Clinton Leeuw (RSA)     11-5, 11-6, 11-2 (25m)
[5] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) bt Campbell Grayson (NZL)     7-11, 11-9, 11-9, 12-10 (63m)
[2] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bt [Q] Bradley Hindle (MLT)     4-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-9 (56m)

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