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Masters Downs Creed to Take Saskatoon Movember Boast Crown

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Englishman Joshua Masters captured his first ever PSA M10 title after winning the Sunrise Foods International Saskatoon Movember Boast, defeating fellow Brit Peter Creed in the final in Canada.

Masters eased past qualifier Nick Sachvie in round one, and then New Zealand’s Martin Knight to set up a semi-final tie with Andrew Schnell, before breezing past the Canadian to make it to the final with relative ease.

Creed had a slightly trickier route to the final, and had to navigate his way past Finnish duo Matias Tuomi and Henrik Mustonen, the latter being the tournament’s number one seed. The Welshman made light work of Michael McCue in the semi-final to set up a final clash with Masters.

World No.60 Masters lost just one game throughout the tournament, to Creed in the final but went on to win 3-1 in a challenging match that lasted 72 minutes.

After a confident start saw 21-year-old Masters go a game up, Creed established himself on the fixture in the second, taking seven points in a row to pull away from 4-4 and level the scores.

Creed’s momentum continued into the third game as he surged 7-3 ahead, but Masters battled back to force a tie-break, eventually taking it 16-14, before edging the fourth to seal the third PSA World Tour title of his burgeoning career.

RESULTS: Sunrise Foods International Saskatoon Movember Boast 2016

FINAL
[3] Joshua Masters (ENG) bt [5] Peter Creed (WAL) 3-1: 11-6, 4-11, 16-14, 11-8 (72m)

SEMI-FINAL
[5] Peter Creed (WAL) bt [8] Michael McCue (CAN) 3-1: 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 (40m)
[3] Joshua Masters (ENG) bt [2] Andrew Schnell (CAN) 3-0: 11-7, 11-4, 12-10 (33m)

QUARTER-FINAL
[5] Peter Creed (WAL) bt [1] Henrik Mustonen (FIN) 3-2: 10-12, 11-4, 7-11, 12-10, 11-8 (58m)
[8] Michael McCue (CAN) bt [4] Shawn Delierre (CAN) 3-0:11-9, 11-9, 11-7 (42m)
[3] Joshua Masters (ENG) bt [6] Martin Knight (NZL) 3-0: 11-7, 11-6, 11-8 (44m)
[2] Andrew Schnell (CAN) bt [7] Joshua Larkin (AUS) 3-1: 10-12, 11-8, 11-6, 11-4 (50m)

ROUND 1
[1] Henrik Mustonen (FIN) bt Matias Tuomi (FIN) 3-0: 11-7, 11-8, 11-4 (29m)
[5] Peter Creed (WAL) bt [Q] Babatunde Ajagbe (NGR) 3-1: 11-5, 11-5, 6-11, 11-7 (43m)
[8] Michael McCue (CAN) bt [WC] Thomas King (CAN) 3-0: 11-6, 11-1, 11-1 (24m)
[4] Shawn Delierre (CAN) bt Andrés Herrera (COL) 3-2: 6-11, 4-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-7 (65m)
[3] Joshua Masters (ENG) bt [Q] Nick Sachvie (CAN) 3-0: 11-8, 17-15, 11-8 (55m)
[6] Martin Knight (NZL) bt [Q] Miled Zarazua (MEX) 3-1: 10-12, 11-7, 12-10, 11-7 (51m)
[7] Joshua Larkin (AUS) bt [Q] Kyle Finch (ENG) 3-1: 11-2, 4-11, 11-6, 11-6 (44m)
[2] Andrew Schnell (CAN) bt Joe Green (ENG) 3-1: 11-7, 12-10, 7-11, 11-5 (59m)

By Sam Allsop

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