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Weekend RoundUp: Aijanen Claims Russian Open Title

Finland’s World No.161 Jami Aijanen claimed the Pharmasyntez Russian Open title over the weekend after he defeated England’s World No.218 Stuart Macgregor.

The number four seed had a fantastic run at the tournament, knocking out top seed and World No.108 Martin Svec in the semi-finals by an 11-8, 4-11, 12-10, 11-1 scoreline, before going on to down England’s Macgregor in the final.

The 22-year-old put in a dominant performance to win 11-8, 11-7, 10-12, 11-7 in 65 minutes in Moscow to claim his second PSA title, after he won his maiden title at the Savcor Finnish Open last year.

Results:
Round One
Erik Jakobsson (SWE) bt [L] Vladimir Osipov (RUS) 3-0: 11-2, 11-5, 11-6 (22m)
Miko Aijanen (FIN) bt [L] Nikolay Denisov (RUS) 3-0: 11-4, 11-2, 11-1 (16m)
Vini Rodrigues (BRA) bt [L] Alexander Sadchikov (RUS) 3-0: 11-4, 11-8, 11-5 (26m)
Harry Falconer (ENG) bt [L] Vladislav Mirkin (UKR) 3-0: 11-2, 11-3, 11-2 (16m)
Aadit Zaveri (IND) bt [WC] Konstantin Kostrykin (RUS) 3-0: 11-6, 11-8, 11-7 (32m)
[WC] Vasile Hapun (ROM) bt Mohammad Amin Ataei Khaah (IRI) 3-0: 11-3, 11-2, 11-7 (21m)
Vladislav Titov (RUS) bt [L] Jorge Salazar (PER) 3-0: 11-6, 11-8, 11-6 (24m)
Mohammad Kashani (IRI) bt [L] Alexey Severinov (RUS) 3-0: 11-5, 11-6, 11-6 (27m)

Round Two
[1] Martin Svec (CZE) bt Erik Jakobsson (SWE) 3-0: 11-4, 11-6, 11-8 (31m)
Miko Aijanen (FIN) bt [7] Tom Walsh (ENG) 3-2: 7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 5-11, 11-5 (72m)
[5] Miles Jenkins (ENG) bt Vini Rodrigues (BRA) 3-1: 11-5, 8-11, 11-5, 11-2 (34m)
[4] Jami Aijanen (FIN) bt Harry Falconer (ENG) 3-1: 11-7, 6-11, 11-4, 11-6 (30m)
[3] Sajad Zareian Jahromi (IRI) bt Aadit Zaveri (IND) 3-0: 11-8, 12-10, 11-3 (25m)
[6] Anthony Graham (ENG) bt [WC] Vasile Hapun (ROM) 3-0: 11-5, 11-7, 17-15 (33m)
[8] Stuart Macgregor (ENG) bt Vladislav Titov (RUS) 3-0: 11-7, 11-4, 11-4 (25m)
Mohammad Kashani (IRI) bt [2] Alex Noakes (ENG) 3-1: 11-6, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7 (62m)

Quarter-finals
[1] Martin Svec (CZE) bt Miko Aijanen (FIN) 3-1: 11-5, 6-11, 11-5, 11-6 (50m)
[4] Jami Aijanen (FIN) bt [5] Miles Jenkins (ENG) 3-0: 11-8, 11-8, 11-6 (31m)
[3] Sajad Zareian Jahromi (IRI) bt [6] Anthony Graham (ENG) 3-2: 11-7, 10-12, 8-11, 12-10, 11-5 (51m)
[8] Stuart Macgregor (ENG) bt Mohammad Kashani (IRI) 3-0: 12-10, 11-6, 11-7 (38m)

Semi-finals
[4] Jami Aijanen (FIN) bt [1] Martin Svec (CZE) 3-1: 11-8, 4-11, 12-10, 11-1 (56m)
[8] Stuart Macgregor (ENG) bt [3] Sajad Zareian Jahromi (IRI) 3-0: 11-3, 11-7, 17-15 (37m)

Final
[4] Jami Aijanen (FIN) bt [8] Stuart Macgregor (ENG) 3-1: 11-8, 11-7, 10-12, 11-7 (65m)

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