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  • By ALAN THATCHER
    03/02/2013
    RESULTS: PSA World Series Davenport North American Open,Richmond, Virginia, USA Final: (1) Ramy Ashour (Egypt) beat (2) Nick Matthew (England) 11-7, 11-8, 5-11, 11-7 (65 mins) Egyptian maestro Ramy Ashour mastered the tenacious challenge of England's Nick Matthew to win the Davenport North American Open. Ashour, appearing in his fifth consecutive final of the tournament, continued his long unbeaten run to delight the full-house crowd of almost 1,000 spectators at the Westwood Club in Richmond, Virginia.
  • By ALAN THATCHER
    03/01/2013
    RESULTS: PSA World Series Davenport North American Open,Richmond, Virginia, USA (1) Ramy Ashour (Egypt) beat (3) James Willstrop (England) 11-5, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8 (54 mins)  (2) Nick Matthew (England) beat (4) Gregory Gaultier (France) 11-6, 11-3, 8-11, 11-7 (63 mins)
  • By ALAN THATCHER
    03/01/2013
    (2) Nick Matthew (England) beat (4) Gregory Gaultier (France) 11-6, 11-3, 8-11, 11-7 (63 mins) Nick Matthew meets Ramy Ashour in the final after a magnificent win over Gregory Gaultier. Matthew surged ahead from 4-4 in the first game to win it 11-6, and was even more devastating as he advanced from 4-3 to 11-3 in a second game lasting just eight minutes. The drama began to unfold in the third game as Gaultier fought back from 5-2 down to dominate a large phase of the match.. He moved 9-6 ahead and successfully repelled Matthew’s late challenge.
  • By ALAN THATCHER
    03/01/2013
    (1) Ramy Ashour (Egypt) beat (3) James Willstrop (England) 11-5, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8 (54 mins) Ramy Ashour gained revenge for his defeat in last year's Davenport North American Open final by beating reigning champion James Willstrop in four games of electrifying squash. Ashour played high-octane, attacking squash throughout this semi-final of the Davenport North American Open at the Westwood Club in Richmond, Virginia. Willstrop looked slightly subdued in the opening two games as a succession of stunning winners flowed from Ashour's racket.
  • By ALAN THATCHER
    03/01/2013
    (1) Ramy Ashour (Egypt) v Simon Rosner (Germany) 11-7, 11-6, 10-12, 11-8 (53 mins) (3) James Willstrop (England) walkover v Karim Darwish (Egypt) (4) Gregory Gaultier (France) beat (7) Amr Shabana (Egypt) 11-4, 11-4, 11-3 (34 mins) (2) Nick Matthew (England) beat (6) Peter Barker (England) 11-6, 11-7, 11-5 (49 mins)   French ace Gregory Gaultier is on the trail of a first success in the Davenport North American Open.