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British Grand Prix Main Draw Finalised

The main draw for the 2015 AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix has been finalised after Cesar Salazar, Laurens Jan Anjema, Alan Clyne and Gregoire Marche came through the final round of qualification to book their berths in the first round of the PSA World Tour M70 event.

Mexican Salazar, the top seeded player in qualification, moved into the main draw after an hour-long battle with talented French youngster Lucas Serme, while French number three Marche fared better – coming through a monstrous 86-minute encounter with Egypt’s Zahed Mohamed.

Marche’s powers of recovery will be tested to the max when he takes on World No.4 Miguel Angel Rodriguez, the Colombian live-wire, in the first round at the National Squash Centre, Manchester, tomorrow while Salazar goes up against England number three Peter Barker.

Clyne and Anjema will face Gregory Gaultier and James Willstrop, respectively, in what promises to be a fascinating day of action, with every match being played out live and exclusively on SQUASHTV.

Results – Qualifying Finals:
[1] Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt [6] Lucas Serme (FRA) 3-0: 13-11, 11-8, 12-10 (59m)
4] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt Charles Sharpes (ENG) 3-0: 11-8, 11-3, 11-9 (56m)
[3] Alan Clyne (SCO) bt [7] Joe Lee (ENG) 3-0: 11-3, 11-6, 11-7 (37m)
[2] Gregoire Marche (FRA) bt [5] Zahed Mohamed (EGY) 3-1: 9-11, 11-8, 11-6, 17-15 (86m)

Results – Qualification: 1st round
[1] Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt James Earles (ENG) 3-2: 11-8, 8-11, 11-9, 13-15, 11-9
[6] Lucas Serme (FRA) bt Piedro Schweertman 3-0: 12-10, 11-2, 11-9
Charles Sharpes (ENG) bt Joel Hinds (ENG) 3-1: 12-14, 11-5, 11-3, 11-9
[4] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt (L) Nicholas Wall (ENG) 3-0: 11-3, 11-2, 11-3
[3] Alan Clyne (SCO) bt Chris Fuller (ENG) 3-1: 11-7, 7-11, 11-2, 11-5
[7] Joe Lee (ENG) bt (L) Ashley Davies (ENG) 3-0: 11-4, 11-4, 11-7
[5] Zahed Mohamed (EGY) bt Aqeel Rehman (AUT) 3-0: 11-8, 11-6, 11-6
[2] Gregoire Marche (FRA) bt (L) Alex Noakes (ENG) 3-0: 11-3, 11-4, 11-2

Main Draw – First Round:
[1] Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) v [WC] Richie Fallows (ENG)
Cameron Pilley (AUS) v [7] Daryl Selby (ENG)
[5] Peter Barker (ENG) v [Q] Cesar Salazar (MEX)
[Q] Alan Clyne (SCO) v [3] Gregory Gaultier (FRA)
[4] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) v [Q] Gregoire Marche (FRA)
Tom Richards (ENG) v [6] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
[8] James Willstrop (ENG) v [Q] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED)
Chris Simpson (ENG) v [2] Nick Matthew (ENG)

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