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Yannik Omlor (left) with the Austrian Open trophy

Austrian Open: Omlor Downs Wilhelmi For Victory

Germany’s Yannik Omlor is the Austrian Open champion after he defeated Switzerland’s Yannick Wilhelmi in a five-game final at Europark Salzburg.

The event was open to regional entrants, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with players from Europe being allowed to enter the Challenger 5 level tournament.

Omlor was the No.3 seed for the event, and he started his week with a win over Austria’s Mihaly Androzcky in straight games, in what was his only comfortable win of the week.

He then got the better of Spaniard Sergio Garcia Pollan in a 72-minute battle, before needing more than an hour in his semi-final clash, as he overcame top seed Juan Camilo Vargas. The German came from 2-1 down, winning the final two games to advance to the final.

In the final, he came up against Switzerland’s Yannick Wilhelmi, and for the third straight match, it went to a deciding game. The German took the win, securing the final game 11-3, to claim his second title of 2021.

Results: Austrian Open
Final
[3] Yannik Omlor (GER) bt [6] Yannick Wilhelmi (SUI) 3-2: 11-8, 5-11, 11-8, 4-11, 11-3 (67m)

Semi-Finals
[3] Yannik Omlor (GER) bt [1] Juan Camilo Vargas (COL) 3-2: 11-9, 4-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9 (68m)
[6] Yannick Wilhelmi (SUI) bt [5] Robin Gadola (SUI) 3-2: 9-11, 11-8, 11-7, 10-12, 11-8 (74m)

Quarter-Finals
[1] Juan Camilo Vargas (COL) bt [8] Marek Panacek (CZE) 3-0: 11-5, 11-1, 11-3 (24m)
[3] Yannik Omlor (GER) bt [7] Sergio Garcia Pollan (ESP) 3-2: 8-11, 11-4, 11-6, 9-11, 11-5 (72m)
[5] Robin Gadola (SUI) bt [4] Roshan Bharos (NED) 3-0; 11-6, 11-3, 11-3 (29m)
[6] Yannick Wilhelmi (SUI) bt [2] Aqeel Rehman (AUT) 3-0: 13-11, 11-5, 11-5 (33m)

Round One
[1] Juan Camilo Vargas (COL) bt Mathias Ebenberger (AUT) 3-0: 11-4, 11-8, 11-3 (20m)
[8] Marek Panacek (CZE) bt [WC] Lukas Windischberger (AUT) 3-0: 11-8, 11-8, 11-4 (30m)
[7] Sergio Garcia Pollan (ESP) bt Jakob Dirnberger (AUT) 3-1: 11-9, 9-11, 11-2, 11-2 (36m)
[3] Yannik Omlor (GER) bt Mihaly Androzcky (AUT) 3-0: 11-3, 11-2, 11-5 (15m)
[4] Roshan Bharos (NED) bt Nilo Vidal (ESP) 3-1: 9-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-9 (52m)
[5] Robin Gadola (SUI) bt Georg Stoisser (AUT) 3-0: 11-5, 11-6, 11-9 (23m)
[6] Yannick Wilhelmi (SUI) bt Miguel Mathis (SUI) 3-0: 11-3, 11-9, 11-3 (25m)
[2] Aqeel Rehman (AUT) bt Tobias Weggen (GER) 3-0: 11-6, 11-8, 13-11 (28m)

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