Stuart MacGregor reaches Russian Open final

Stuart MacGregor reached the final of the Pharmasyntez Russian Squash Open 2018 in Moscow with a sequence of straight game victories over Vladislav Titov, Mohammad Kashani and Sajad Zareian.

The young Englishman’s fine run was eventually ended by Jami Äijänen of Finland who overcame a tough challenge from MacGregor 11-8 11-7 10-12 11-7 in 65 minutes.

Pharmasyntez Russian Open 2018, Open Summer Theatre Satirikon, Moscow, Russia
Men’s Final:

[4] Jami Äijänen (FIN) bt [8] Stuart MacGregor (ENG)
11-8, 11-7, 10-12, 11-7 (65m)

Semi-Finals:
[4] Jami Äijänen (FIN) bt [1] Martin Svec (CZE)
11-8, 4-11, 12-10, 11-1 (56m)
[8] Stuart MacGregor (ENG) bt [3] Sajad Zareian (IRI)
11-3, 11-7, 17-15 (37m)

Quarter-Finals:
[1] Martin Svec (CZE) bt [9/16] Miko Äijänen (FIN)
11-5, 6-11, 11-5, 11-6 (50m)
[4] Jami Äijänen (FIN) bt [5] Miles Jenkins (ENG)
11-8, 11-8, 11-8 (31m)
[3] Sajad Zareian (IRI) bt [6] Anthony Graham (ENG)
11-7, 10-12, 8-11, 12-10, 11-5 (51m)
[8] Stuart MacGregor (ENG) bt [9/16] Mohammad Kashani (IRI)
12-10, 11-6, 11-7 (38m)

2nd Round:
[1] Martin Svec (CZE) bt [9/16] Erik Jakobsson (SWE)
11-4, 11-6, 11-8 (31m)
[9/16] Miko Äijänen (FIN) bt [7] Tom Walsh (ENG)
7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 5-11, 11-5 (72m)
[5] Miles Jenkins (ENG) bt [9/16] Vini Rodrigues (BRA)
11-5, 8-11, 11-5, 11-2 (34m)
[4] Jami Äijänen (FIN) bt [9/16] Harry Falconer (ENG)
11-7, 6-11, 11-4, 11-6 (30m)
[3] Sajad Zareian (IRI) bt [9/16] Aadit Zaveri (IND)
11-8, 12-10, 11-3 (25m)
[6] Anthony Graham (ENG) bt [WC] Vasile Hapun (ROM)
11-5, 11-7, 17-15 (33m)
[8] Stuart MacGregor (ENG) bt [9/16] Vladislav Titov (RUS)
11-7, 11-4, 11-4 (25m)
[9/16] Mohammad Kashani (IRI) bt [2] Alex Noakes (ENG)
11-6, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7 (62m)

1st Round:
[1] Martin Svec (CZE)
bye
[9/16] Erik Jakobsson (SWE) bt Vladimir Osipov (RUS)
11-2, 11-5, 11-6 (22m)
[9/16] Miko Äijänen (FIN) bt Nikolay Denisov (RUS)
11-4, 11-2, 11-1 (16m)
[7] Tom Walsh (ENG)
bye
[5] Miles Jenkins (ENG)
bye
[9/16] Vini Rodrigues (BRA) bt Aleksandr Sadchikov (RUS)
11-4, 11-8, 11-5 (26m)
[9/16] Harry Falconer (ENG) bt Vladislav Mirkin (RUS)
11-2, 11-3, 11-2 (16m)
[4] Jami Äijänen (FIN)
bye
[3] Sajad Zareian (IRI)
bye
[9/16] Aadit Zaveri (IND) bt [WC] Konstantin Kostrykin (RUS)
11-6, 11-8, 11-7 (32m)
[WC] Vasile Hapun (ROM) bt [9/16] Mohammad Amin Ataei Khaah (IRI)
11-3, 11-2, 11-7 (21m)
[6] Anthony Graham (ENG)
bye
[8] Stuart MacGregor (ENG)
bye
[9/16] Vladislav Titov (RUS) bt Jorge Salazar (RUS)
11-6, 11-8, 11-6 (24m)
[9/16] Mohammad Kashani (IRI) bt Alexey Severinov (RUS)
11-5, 11-6, 11-6 (27m)
[2] Alex Noakes (ENG)
bye

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