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Switzerland's Nicolas Mueller will be the top seed in the men's draw in Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein Open: Tournament Preview

The PSA Challenger Tour continues this week with the Liechtenstein Open taking place in Vaduz, where 40 players will be aiming to take home another title.

There is a men’s draw filled with 24 players, and a 16-strong draw in the women’s event. The tournament has been restricted to cross-border participation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning only players from Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein itself have been able to enter.

Both draws feature the Swiss No.1s, with World No.27 Nicolas Mueller heading up the men’s draw, as the highest ranked player featuring in the tournament, which takes place at the Squash Rackets Club Vaduz, in the Liechtenstein capital. Cindy Merlo, the World No.61, is the top seed in the women’s draw, with compatriots Nadia Pfister, Ambre Allinckx and Celine Walser the other top seeds in the tournament.

Aqeel Rehman, the Austrian No.1, is the highest-ranked non-Swiss player in the tournament, with the World No.100 being the third seed for the men’s event, behind top seed Mueller and No.2 seed Dimitri Steinmann. David Maier is the only Liechtenstein representative in either draw, and he could face Mueller in the second round.

The tournament begins on Friday, November 20, with the men’s first and second rounds taking place on the same day, while the women’s first round also gets underway. The quarter-finals and semi-finals will then all be held on Saturday, before the winners are crowned on Sunday afternoon.

Keep up to date with the PSA Challenger Tour social channels for the latest results and information from the tournament as the week progresses.

Men’s Draw: Liechtenstein Open
[1] Nicolas Mueller (SUI) – [Bye]
Noah Mannhart (SUI) v [9/16] David Maier (LIE)
[9/16] Lukas Windischberger (AUT) v Marlon Bernegger (SUI)
[5] Cedric Kuchen (SUI) – [Bye]
[8] Nils Roesch (SUI) – [Bye]
Sandro Schmitter (SUI) v [9/16] Luca Zatti (SUI)
[9/16] Jakob Dirnberger (AUT) v Jan Kurzmeyer (SUI)
[4] Robin Gadola (SUI) – [Bye]
[3] Aqeel Rehman (AUT) – [Bye]
[WC] Christoph Zust (SUI) v [9/16] Jakob Känel (SUI)
[9/16] Sven Stettler (SUI) v Louai Hafez (SUI)
[6] Yannick Wilhemi (SUI) – [Bye]
[7] Miguel Mathis (SUI) – [Bye]
[WC] Patrick Miescher (SUI) v [9/16] David Bernet (SUI)
[9/16] Andreas Dietzsch (SUI) v Lukas Burkhart (SUI)
[2] Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) – [Bye]

Women’s Draw: Liechtenstein Open
[1] Cindy Merlo (SUI) v Fabienne Oppliger (SUI)
Cassandra Fitze (SUI) v [7] Kate Gadola (SUI)
[6] Jasmin Ballmann (SUI) v Nathalie Plain (SUI)
Sarah Lüdin (SUI) v [4] Celine Walser (SUI)
[3] Ambre Allinckx (SUI) v Enya Stettler (SUI)
Leila Hirt (SUI) v [5] Jacqueline Peychär (AUT)
[8] Alina Poessl (SUI) v Alina Habegger (SUI)
Stella Kaufmann (SUI) v [2] Nadia Pfister (SUI)

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