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Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (right) with the Life Time Atlanta Open trophy

Life Time Atlanta Open: Al Tamimi Wins After Titanic Tussle

Qatar’s Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi is back in the winner’s circle for the first time since 2018 after he claimed the victory at the Life Time Atlanta Open, coming through an 82-minute marathon against Argentina’s Leandro Romiglio.

After a bye through to the second round, Al Tamimi, who was the top seed for the Challenger 10 level tournament, started his campaign with a 21-minute victory over Miled Zarazua, in which he dropped just 12 points across the three games.

He then also defeated England’s Mark Broekman, the event’s No.7 seed, in straight games, before a more difficult task came in the semi-finals of the competition, as he came up against No.3 seed Timothy Brownell. The American took the first game, but the Qatari fought back to win 3-1 and advance to the final.

In the final, he came up against Argentina’s Leandro Romiglio, a man in form after his victory at the Val de Reuil Normandie in March. Al Tamimi found himself behind for the second day in succession, after losing the third game on a tie-break 12-10. However, the Qatari fought back to win in five, taking the decider on a tie-break 13-11, to claim his first title since winning in Malaysia four years ago.

Results: Life Time Atlanta Open
Final
[1] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) bt [6] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) 3-2: 9-11, 11-8, 10-12, 11-6, 13-11 (82m)

Semi-Finals
[1] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) bt [3] Timothy Brownell (USA) 3-1: 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-7 (56m)
[6] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) bt [8] Josue Enriquez (GUA) 3-0: 11-9, 11-5, 11-8 (46m)

Quarter Finals
[1] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) bt [7] Mark Broekman (ENG) 3-0: 11-4, 11-5, 11-6 (28m)
[3] Timothy Brownell (USA) bt [5] Seif Shenawy (EGY) 3-0: 11-6, 11-4, 11-9 (34m)
[6] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) bt [4] Ronald Palomino (COL) 3-1: 11-9, 6-11, 11-3, 11-6 (55m)
[8] Josue Enriquez (GUA) bt [2] Christopher Gordon (USA) 3-0: 11-7, 11-7, 11-9 (45m)

Round Two
[1] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) bt Miled Zarazua (MEX) 3-0: 11-3, 11-7, 11-2 (21m)
[7] Mark Broekman (ENG) bt Jamie Ruggiero (USA) 3-2: 8-11, 11-6, 7-11, 12-10, 11-1 (68m)
[5] Seif Shenawy (EGY) bt Andres Herrera (COL) 3-1: 11-5, 12-14, 11-5, 11-5 (56m)
[3] Timothy Brownell (USA) bt Asyraf Azan (MAS) 3-0: 11-5, 11-7, 11-6 (41m)
[4] Ronald Palomino (COL) bt Matias Knudsen (COL) 3-2: 7-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-6, 13-11 (92m)
[6] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) bt Karim Elbarbary (EGY) 3-0: 11-9, 11-6, 11-4 (39m)
[8] Josue Enriquez (GUA) bt Tobias Weggen (GER) 3-0: 13-11, 11-8, 11-7 (39m)
[2] Christopher Gordon (USA) bt Hamza Khan (PAK) 3-1: 12-10, 11-3, 8-11, 11-9 (58m)

Round One
Miled Zarazua (MEX) bt Karamatullah Khan (PAK) 3-0: 11-6, 11-7, 11-9
Jamie Ruggiero (USA) bt Andre Maur (IRL) 3-0: 11-6, 11-3, 11-6
Andres Herrera (COL) bt Santiago Bargagna (USA) 3-0: 11-6, 11-4, 11-6
Asyraf Azan (MAS) bt Muhammad Sami Ullah (UAE) 3-0: 11-6, 11-4, 11-6
Matias Knudsen (COL) bt Wajiullah Nasim (USA) 3-0: 11-3, 11-2, 11-2
Karim Elbarbary (EGY) bt Muhammad Ibrahim Noorani (PAK) 3-0: 11-2, 11-7, 11-5
Tobias Weggen (GER) bt Fletcher Cline (USA) 3-0: 11-8, 11-3, 11-6
Hamza Khan (PAK) bt Aaron Luque (USA) 3-0: 11-4, 11-4, 11-5

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