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Squash: Egypt’s Darwish stunned by Gaultier in Swedish Open final

The first-seeded from France claimed the 70th ranked PSA International, stunning Egypt's Darwish, who had made it to the end

Eslam Omar, Monday 6 Feb 2012
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Egypt’s Karim Darwish
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Egyptian squash player Karim Darwish was surprised by a 3-0 loss against Frenchman Gregory Gaultier in the 2012 Case Swedish Open final.

The former world number one, Gaultier, finished the second easily by winning with results (11-3, 11-6, 11-8) claiming the $70,000 prize.

On his path towards the trophy, Gaultier smashed all his opponents: Saurav Ghosal from India, Tom Richards and Peter Barker from England with the same results 3-0.

The 31-year-old, Darwish, booked his place in the final after beating Henrik Mustonen of Finland 3-0 in the first round before he eliminated Switzerland’s Nicolas Mueller and Englishman Daryl Selby 3-1.

The tournaments results are as follows:

Round 1:
Gregory Gaultier (France)  3-0 (11-8, 11-3, 11-6) Saurav Ghosal (India)
Tom Richards (England) 3-2 (6-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-8, 12-10) Chris Simpson (England)
Stephen Coppinger (South Africa) 3-2 (11-9, 8-11, 7-11, 14-12, 11-4)Campbell Grayson (New Zealand)
Rasmus Hult (Sweden) 0-3 (4-11, 8-11, 7-11) Peter Barker (England)
Thierry Lincou (France) 2-3 (11-4, 11-9, 9-11, 7-11, 3-11) Daryl Selby (England)
Simon Rosner  (Germany) 3-0 (11-5, 11-9, 11-5) Amr Khaled Khalifa (Egypt)
Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (Malaysia) 1-3 (8-11, 11-9, 9-11, 10-12) Nicolas Mueller (Switzerland)
Henrik Mustonen (Finland) 0-3 (7-11, 7-11, 4-11) Karim Darwish (Egypt)

Quarter final                                  
Gregory Gaultier (France) 3-0 (11-6, 11-2, 11-5) Tom Richards (England)
Stephen Coppinger (South Africa) 0-3 (5-11, 4-11, 5-11) Peter Barker (England)
Daryl Selby (England) 3-1 (2-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-5) Simon Rosner (Germany)
Nicolas Mueller (Switzerland) 1-3 (5-11, 7-11, 11-6, 10-12) Karim Darwish (Egypt)

Semi final
Gregory Gaultier (France) 3-0 (11-1, 11-3, 11-2) Peter Barker (England)
Daryl Selby (England) 1-3 (2-11, 2-11, 11-6, 8-11) Karim Darwish (Egypt)

Final:                                                  
Gregory Gaultier (France) 3-0 (11-3, 11-6, 11-8) Karim Darwish (Egypt)

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