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Court 2 (Recorded Stream) –
Muhd Asyraf Azan bt Ahmad Alzabidi 9-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-7
Zac Alexander bt Aqib Hanif 11-2, 11-7,12-10
Todd Harrity bt Lewis Walters 13-11, 11-9, 11-4
Michael McCue v Peter Creed bt Michael McCue 11-4, 14-12, 11-5
Photos by Paul Schwartz:
Match reports by Karan Mehrotra:
Muhd Asyraf Azan (MAS) bt. Ahmad Alzabidi (JOR): 3-1 (9-11; 11-7; 11-7; 11-7)
The first game started with both players hitting some solid shots all around the court. Crucial mistake by Asyraf opens a window for Ahmad at 9-7. He converts it at 11-9. Ahmad is 1-0 up! The second game starts with a string of let calls. Some close but great calls by the referee and display of good basic squash puts Asyraf in a 4-2 lead. Ahmad turns it on and plays some attacking squash to level it at 6-6. In the midst of several let calls, the Malaysian keeps up the attack on Ahmad and closes the game at 11-7. Third game begins with Asyraf using his brilliant touch to race to an early 4-1 lead. Ahmad counter attacks and forces 3 tins from Asyraf to level it 6-6. Asyraf concentrates on tight basic squash to march in a 9-7 lead and keeps his calm to seal the 3rd game 11-7. The fourth starts with some past paced action from both players and remain equally matched at 6-6. This is Asyraf shows his class to take an important 9-7 lead. Can the tall Jordanian come back now to keep his hopes of staying in the match alive! Asyraf has different plans and takes a lead at 10-7 to give him 3 match balls. Asyraf converts by forcing a tin off Ahmad to take the match 11-7 in fourth. Asyraf is through to the semis!
Todd Harrity (USA) bt. Lewis (ENG): 3-0 (13-11; 11-9; 11-4)
The first game begins with some clean fundamental squash from both players tied at 3-3. Great exhibition of skills all around the court! Persistence by Lewis pays off and he advances into an early lead at 6-4. But Todd uses his great touch at the front of court and makes a comeback! Todd now leads 9-8 as we head into the business end of the first game. And we’re tied 10-10. Some great hitting by Todd and he clinches a thriller at 13-11. The second game begins with mistakes by Todd in the front corners giving Lewis a small early lead of 3-2. Great rallies by both players and they are locked in 6-6. Back-to-back errors by Todd and Lewis goes into a sizeable lead at 9-6. Todd stages another quick comeback and ties at 9-9. An unforced error by Lewis gives Todd a gameball and he converts it quickly to wrap up the second at 11-9. The third game starts with Todd in full control now. Killer drop shots by Todd and mistakes by Lewis puts Todd in command at 7-4. Impressive and aggressive squash by Todd gives him his first matchball at 10-4 ….and he converts it!! Todd wins 3-0. Great match of squash!