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Gordon Grabs Maiden Tour Title in Yokohama

Just a month after Julian Illingworth became the first US player to win a PSA World Tour squash title for more than five years, fellow countryman Christopher Gordon secured his maiden title at the Japan Pro Squash Yokohama at Yokohama Squash Stadium SQ-CUBE in Yokohama, Japan.

The top-seeded 22-year-old from New York had to battle for 82 minutes to overcome Korean Nyeon-Ho Lee in the semi-finals — then despatched England’s second seed James Snell 11-7, 11-7, 12-10 in the 52-minute final to win the inaugural PSA Satellite event in Japan’s largest incorporated city.

RESULTS: Japan Pro Squash Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan

1st round:

[1] Christopher Gordon (USA) bt [Q] Yuta Fukui (JPN) 6-11, 15-13, 11-9, 11-9 (70m)
[7] Mohamed El Kady (EGY) bt Paul Mathieson (ITA) 11-0, 11-0, 11-6 (27m)
Shimizu Takanori (JPN) bt [3] Anson Kwong (HKG) 11-6, 11-8, 7-11, 7-11, 11-9 (69m)
[6] Nyeon-Ho Lee (KOR) bt Hon Fung Wong (HKG) 9-11, 11-3, 11-1, 11-9 (36m)
[5] Peter Kviecinsky (SVK) bt Chang Wook Woo (KOR) 11-8, 4-11, 11-5, 11-8 (37m)
[4] Cheng Yao Huang (TPE) bt [Q] Jun Matsumoto (JPN) 11-13, 11-2, 2-11, 11-5, 11-6 (65m)
[8] Zahir Shah (PAK) bt [Q] Tsukue Shinnosuke (JPN) 10-12, 13-11, 16-14, 11-8 (61m)
[2] James Snell (ENG) bt [Q] Maekawa Kosuke (JPN) 11-6, 11-4, 12-10 (31m)

Quarter-finals:

[1] Christopher Gordon (USA) bt [7] Mohamed El Kady (EGY) 11-6, 11-9, 11-7 (52m)
[6] Nyeon-Ho Lee (KOR) bt Shimizu Takanori (JPN) 9-11, 10-12, 11-6, 16-14, 11-3 (69m)
[4] Cheng Yao Huang (TPE) bt [5] Peter Kviecinsky (SVK) 11-3, 11-4, 11-2 (23m)
[2] James Snell (ENG) bt [8] Zahir Shah (PAK) 11-9, 2-11, 11-6, 11-7 (56m)

Semi-finals:

[1] Christopher Gordon (USA) bt [6] Nyeon-Ho Lee (KOR) 11-5, 8-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-4 (82m)
[2] James Snell (ENG) bt [4] Cheng Yao Huang (TPE) 11-6, 11-8, 11-6 (26m)

Final:

[1] Christopher Gordon (USA) bt [2] James Snell (ENG) 11-7, 11-7, 12-10 (52m)

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