Rodriguez Flourishes In Florida
12 December 2011
RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 Betty F
Griffin Memorial Florida State Open, Boca Raton, Florida,
 Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) bt  Kamran Khan
(MAS) 11-8, 3-11, 11-3, 10-12, 12-10
Miguel Angel Rodriguez
justified his top billing in the Betty F Griffin Memorial
Florida State Open in the USA - but the top seed from
Colombia was taken the full distance in the climax of the PSA
World Tour Challenger 10 squash event at Lifetime
Athletic Club in Boca Raton in Florida.
World number 36 Rodriguez, celebrating his
25th Tour final appearance, was facing Kamran Khan, the
21-year-old Malaysian who made the final as No3 seed after
upsetting second-seeded Frenchman Yann Perrin in the
Khan twice levelled the match after the
25-year-old from Bogota opened up leads - and forced the final
two games into tie-breaks before Rodriguez ultimately prevailed
11-8, 3-11, 11-3, 10-12, 12-10.
"It was a tremendous final with
athleticism was on full display," said tournament spokesman
Kevin Jullion. "The final game was quite the nail-biter all the
way through, with Miguel prevailing on a couple of stroke calls
against Kamran to end the match."
The triumph marks Miguel's 18th PSA
World Tour title - and rounds off a highly successful year
for the top-ranked Colombian who became his country's first
Pan American Games squash champion in October.
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