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PSA: Top two reach Calgary final

David Palmer in action

RESULTS: PSA International 35 Calgary Winter Club Rocky Mountain Open, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

[1] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt [3] Omar Mosaad (EGY) 11-7, 11-9, 6-11, 13-11
[2] David Palmer (AUS) bt Nicolas Mueller (SUI) 9-11, 12-10, 12-10, 11-4

Top Seeds To Contest Calgary Climax

The top two seeds Laurens Jan Anjema and David Palmer will contest the final of the Calgary Winter Club Rocky Mountain Open after surviving four-game semi-finals in the PSA World Tour International 35 squash event in its second year at Calgary Winter Club in Calgary in the Canadian province of Alberta.

Event favourite Anjema, the Dutch national champion from The Hague, dropped the third game against third seed Omar Mosaad but bounced back to beat the world No16 from Egypt 11-7, 11-9, 6-11, 13-11.

Anjema, ranked 12 in the world, is celebrating his 26th appearance in a PSA Tour final.

Veteran Australian Palmer showed that he is still a major force on the Tour when he battled back from a game down, then survived two testing tie-break games before marching on to overcome Switzerland’s Nicolas Mueller 9-11, 12-10, 12-10, 11-4.

Mueller, the 21-year-old world No35 from Zurich, became the only unseeded player to make the last four after a breakthrough first round victory over England’s world No18 Adrian Grant.

But the experienced Palmer, the 34-year-old four-time British Open champion and twice World Open champion was too strong for the rising Swiss star – and now extends his record as the current player with the most appearances in PSA Tourfinals.

Palmer, the second seed from New South Wales but now based in the USA, is celebrating his first Tour final since August 2009 – but the 54th of his illustrious career.

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