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Miguel Rodriguez (right) is into the last four after beating Alan Clyne

Rodriguez Cruises Past Clyne To Reach Last Four in San Francisco

World No.9 Miguel Rodriguez is through to the semi finals of the Oracle NetSuite Open after beating Alan Clyne in straight games in San Francisco.

Prior to tonight’s meeting, the Colombian Cannonball had won seven of the eight previous meetings between the pair, including at the PSA World Championships in Chicago in February.

Once again, he looked in imperious form, as he took the first game in just seven minutes, restricting the Scot to three points in the cold conditions on court.

The second game was a tighter affair, with the pair locked in at 4-4. However, Rodriguez showed his class to push on and win it 11-6, booking his place in the semi finals on Sunday evening, where he will play Tarek Momen.

“He is very tough to play. I have played with him many times and he is a good retriever and he is very physical. I wanted to play fast paced today because it is very cold. I had to take my chances,” Rodriguez said.

“I think at the beginning of the game I was hitting my targets and he made a few mistakes. At 7-1, he got a bit more patient, but I had a great push, and again in the second game to win it.

“This will be my second semi final in San Francisco. I am very happy to be here and I thank the crowd for staying out tonight. And I can’t wait to have the same support tomorrow.”

Result – Men’s Quarter Final: Oracle NetSuite Open
[4] Miguel Rodriguez (COL) bt Alan Clyne (SCO) 2-0: 11-3, 11-6 (20m)

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