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Gaultier and Rodriguez line up San Francisco shoot-out

Alan Thatcher
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Founder of World Squash Day, Squash Mad, the Kent Open and co-promoter of the Canary Wharf Classic. Launched the Squash 200 Partnership to build clubs of the future. Talks a bit.

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Early finish as injury forces Anjema to retire

SFcrowdTop seed Gregory Gaultier meets Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez in the semi-finals of the NetSuite Open after two quick quarter-finals in San Francisco. 

French world No.1 Gaultier (France) halted the run of Channel Islander Chris Simpson, who had taken out Australian Cameron Pilley in a marathon first round match.

And No. 4 seed Rodriguez will advance to the last four after his opponent, Laurens Jan Anjema was forced to retire with a chronic nile injury after just two games.

It was a disappointment for the packed crowd around the new NetSuite glass court set up at Justin Herman Plaza for this PSA World Tour International 70 Tournament in San Francisco.

The remaining quarter-final matches will be played  tonight, with No.3 seed Peter Barker meeting Botswana’s Alister Walker, and Egypt’s No.2 seed Amr Shabana facing England’s Adrian Grant in a battle of the left-handers.

Saturday’s Quarter-Final results:

(4) Miguel Angel Rodriguez (Colombia) beat (5) Laurens Jan Anjema (Netherlands) 2-0 (11-4; 11-5; Ret.) 29 min.
(1) Gregory Gaultier (France) beat Chris Simpson (England) 3-0 (11-9; 11-4; 11-4) 31 min.

Sunday, September 28 Quarter-Finals Schedule

7:00 p.m.:(3) Peter Barker (England) vs. Alister Walker (Botswana)

8:00 p.m.: (2) Amr Shabana (Egypt) vs.(8) Adrian Grant (England)



Pictures by MA PATAPOFF and TED GROSS (Daily Squash Report) 

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