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Both Cesar (shown) and Arturo Salazar are through to the quarters of the Pittsburgh Open

Pittsburgh Open: Salazar twins both make quarter finals

Both Arturo and Cesar Salazar have advanced to the quarter finals of the Three Rivers Capital Pittsburgh Open after winning their second round matches.

Arturo had the big surprise win of the second round, as he came from behind to beat the tournament’s No.1 seed, Ryan Cuskelly.

The Mexican lost the first game to the World No.18, but bounced back to win the next three, winning the match 4-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-4.

Salazar’s twin brother, Cesar, overcame the United States No.1, Todd Harrity. He beat the American in four games to secure his place in the last eight.

The other shock of the round saw Ramit Tandon overcome No.7 seed Youssef Soliman in five games, as the Indian’s great form continues.

Tandon, who moved to a career-high No.58 in the world this month, bounced back from being 2-1 down against the Egyptian to take victory.

Nicolas Mueller is through to the quarter finals in Pittsburgh

He will face No.2 seed Nicolas Mueller, who also needed five games to come through his second round match against Malaysia’s Ivan Yuen.

The other four men through to the quarter finals are all seeded. No.3 seed Zahed Salem, and No.8 seed Nafiizwan Adnan will meet in the quarter finals after their respective wins.

Salem overcame New Zealand’s Campbell Grayson in four games, while the Malaysian only needed three games to beat Peter Creed in the round two.

No.6 seed Gregoire Marche is through to the quarters after beating Englishman Richie Fallows, while Hong Kong’s Leo Au beat Alan Clyne to reach the last eight.

Results: Second Round
Arturo Salazar (MEX) bt [1] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) 3-1: 4-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-4
[4] Leo Au (HKG) bt Alan Clyne (SCO) 3-0: 11-5, 12-10, 11-9
Ramit Tandon (IND) bt [7] Youssef Soliman (EGY) 3-2: 11-6, 10-12, 5-11, 11-4, 11-7
[6] Gregoire Marche (FRA) bt Richie Fallows (ENG) 3-1: 11-2, 11-2, 8-11, 11-9
[3] Zahed Salem (EGY) bt Campbell Grayson (NZL) 3-1: 11-9, 13-15, 12-10, 11-6
[2] Nicolas Mueller (SUI) bt Ivan Yuen (MAS) 3-2: 11-4, 11-4, 9-11, 12-14, 11-8
[5] Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt Todd Harrity (USA) 3-1: 11-6, 8-11, 12-10, 11-5
[8] Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) bt Peter Creed (WAL) 3-0: 11-9, 11-6, 11-8

Draw: Quarter Finals
Arturo Salazar (MEX) vs [6] Gregoire Marche (FRA)
[5] Cesar Salazar (MEX) vs [4] Leo Au (HKG)
[3] Zahed Salem (EGY) vs [8] Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS)
Ramit Tandon (IND) vs [2] Nicolas Mueller (SUI)

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