James Willstrop to play Patrick Rooney in London Open Quarter-Final

James Willstrop and Patrick Rooney will face each other in the quarter-finals of the London Open after contrasting 2nd round victories at the prestigious Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club.

Top seed James Willstrop defeated Belgium No.1 Jan van den Herrewegen 11-8 11-8 11-4 in 35 minutes whilst fellow UNSQUASHABLE player Patrick Rooney battled for 81 minutes to overcome Bernat Jaume of Spain 7-11 9-11 11-5 11-4 15-13 in his 2nd round match of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Challenger World Tour event.

London Open 2018, Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club, London, England
PSA Challenger Tour 20, 12 - 16 December 2018

[1] James Willstrop (ENG) v [9/16] Patrick Rooney (ENG)
[3] Chris Simpson (ENG) v [9/16] Benjamin Aubert (FRA)
[9/16] Kristian Frost (DEN) v [9/16] Abhay Singh (IND)
[2] Zahed Salem (EGY) v [6] Ramit Tandon (IND)

2nd Round:
[1] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [9/16] Jan van den Herrewegen (BEL) 11-8, 11-8, 11-4 (35m)
[9/16] Patrick Rooney (ENG) bt [8] Bernat Jaume (ESP) 7-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-4, 15-13 (81m)
[9/16] Benjamin Aubert (FRA) bt [5] Richie Fallows (ENG) 11-7, 11-7, 3-11, 5-11, 12-10 (75m)
[3] Chris Simpson (ENG) bt [9/16] Daniel Mekbib (CZE) 11-5, 11-2, 11-8 (35m)
[9/16] Kristian Frost (DEN) bt [4] Ben Coleman (ENG) 11-9, 10-12, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9 (102m)
[9/16] Abhay Singh (IND) bt [7] Charles Sharpes (ENG) 11-5, 11-1, 11-1 (23m)
[6] Ramit Tandon (IND) bt Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) 9-11, 14-12, 11-6, 4-11, 11-5 (55m)
[2] Zahed Salem (EGY) bt [9/16] Sébastien Bonmalais (FRA) 3-11, 11-3, 11-7, 11-5 (45m)

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James Willstrop uses the UNSQUASHABLE JAMES WILLSTROP AUTOGRAPH racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com

Patrick Rooney uses the UNSQUASHABLE TOUR-TEC PRO racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com

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