February 14, 2012 - Local
hero Olli Tuominen claimed his fourth Savcor Finnish
Open title in five years when he defeated third seed
Karim Abdel Gawad in the final of the PSA World Tour
Challenger 15 squash event at Shopping Center Stella
Top seed Tuominen reached the final - the 17th Tour
final of his career - after overcoming unseeded New
Zealander Campbell Grayson in the previous round.
It was in the other semi that third seed Gawad held
off the challenge of unseeded fellow Egyptian Omar
The Finn got off to a flying start in the final, and
managed to keep the speed high.
Gawad, the world No42, was unable to challenge
Tuominen in the first two games.
In the third, however, the 20-year-old from Cairo
got into the game and took control - ultimately
winning the game to reduce the deficit.
Tuominen fought back in the fourth to grab an early
5-1 lead. Gawad came back once again - but the
four-point cushion was enough for the world No23
from Helsinki to take the game and the match 11-5,
11-4, 5-11, 11-9 in just under one hour.
The triumph marks 32-year-old Tuominen's 11th PSA
World Tour title.