James Willstrop Beats Diego Elias To Reach NetSuite Open Final

James Willstrop produced a faultless performance to defeat two-time World Junior Champion Diego Elias of Peru in the semi-finals of the 2016 NetSuite Squash Open being staged in San Francisco, USA.

On the spectacular glass show court housed on Justin Herman Plaza, Willstrop played some of his very best squash in a ruthless display as he dismantled 19-year-old Peruvian Elias, with the pinpoint accuracy and intelligent shot selection that were the bedrock of his rise to World No.1 in 2012 in full flow.

The former World No.1 stormed to a stunning 11-5 11-3 11-6 victory in just 39 minutes to reach his biggest final since the Kuwait PSA Cup in 2013.

"It’s been a long recovery and you don’t know if you’re going to reach that level again," said Willstrop, who has struggled with both a hip injury and illness over the past three years.

"I think the key is that I love playing squash and I’ve always found a great sense of enjoyment on the Tour, probably more so now than at any other time of my career.

"It’s great to be back in a major final like this and it’s good to know that it’s still in the bank."

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2016 NetSuite Squash Open - Men’s Semi-Final Results
[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt [4] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) 3-0: 11-3, 11-7, 14-12 (45m)
[WC] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [Q] Diego Elias (PER) 3-0: 11-5, 11-3, 11-6 (39m)For more information regarding the 2016 NetSuite Squash Open, www.netsuiteopensquash.com, www.squashsite.com or https://psaworldtour.com/tournaments