German ace heading for Richmond Finals but it’s misery for Darwish
SIMON ROSNER has been gifted a place in next week’s World Series Finals in Richmond, Virginia after Egyptian Karim Darwish was forced to withdraw with an ankle injury.
German champion Rosner will now compete against the world’s best players in the shorter, best-of-three format when the event gets underway at the Westwood Club on Saturday March 15.“I played in it last year and it was an amazing experience to play against the world’s top players every day and I think the shorter match format suits my game a lot as well,” said the 26-year-old from Paderborn.
“You don’t get as tired as in a best of 5 match so you have more energy for each game and that allows you to play at your best.”
Rosner goes into the World Series Finals in a rich vein of form having beaten top ten players Borja Golan and Darwish in recent events as well as taking World No.2 Gregory Gaultier close on two occasions, something he’ll hope to build on in Richmond.
“My recent results have given me a confidence boost of course because I have managed to beat some of the top 10 players,” he said.
“I know I’m not too far off those top ranked players and can actually beat them on a good day, or at least make them work very hard for their win!
“Hopefully I can continue that at the World Series Finals.”
The Power Courts World Series Finals take place at the Westwood Club, from March 15-19 and tickets can be purhcased by visiting the following link http://www.showclix.com/events/121
The eight-man line-up is now: Nick Matthew, Ramy Ashour, Greg Gaultier, Mohamed El Shorbagy, James Willstrop, Tarek Momen, Borja Golan and Rosner.