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Coll goes in for the kill

Kiwi Coll Claims London Open Crown

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World No.39 Paul Coll continued his fine form in 2015 by lifting the London Open, PSA M10 title at the expense of home hope Ben Coleman in a gruelling five-game-battle at the Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club.

The New Zealander, appearing at only his second English event, swept past George Parker to book his final spot while Coleman downed a trio of his compatriots to ensure his place there.

The pair were neck and neck throughout the majority of the 74-minute fixture with neither player giving the other anything to work with as they harried and chased their opponent in a high-quality affair.

It was Coll who edged the opener after a number of brutal rallies but Coleman clawed a game back to level proceedings.

Both combatants took a further game apiece before Coll finally broke Coleman’s resistance in the fifth and final game, pulling away to open up a decisive lead with an 11-9, 10-12, 12-10, 10-12, 11-7 triumph and claim his eighth PSA World Tour crown.

Result – Final: London Open 2015
[1] Paul Coll (NZL) bt [2] Ben Coleman (ENG) 3-2: 11-9, 10-12, 12-10, 10-12, 11-7 (74m)

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