World Champion Gregory Gaultier’s attempts to lift a second J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions title continued apace in New York’s iconic Grand Central Terminal as he defeated Simon Rösner in the quarter-final to increase his winning streak over the German to four matches.
The 2009 winner found himself playing catchup in the opener after a strong start from Rösner allowed the World No.7 to rattle off a number of points. Gaultier’s powerful drives eventually saw the number three seed pick up nine points on the bounce and he upped his game further towards the end of the first game to take the lead.
Gaultier treats the crowd to a unique celebration.
“I lacked aggression today. I tried to stick to a game plan but some games I lost my focus. At the end, when it comes to 10-10 it can be anybody’s game but I tried to stay confident whatever happened and maybe it’s because of my confidence that I managed to win this match.
“He could have taken it tonight. He had his chance but my experience still talks nowadays.”
The Frenchman is one step away from competing in his fourth Tournament of Champions final and he will line up against either 2012 winner Nick Matthew or Marwan Elshorbagy in the semi-final.
Result – Quarter-Final: Men’s J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions 2016
 Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt  Simon Rösner (GER) 3-1: 11-8, 9-11, 14-12, 12-10 (78m)
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