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Coll goes in for the kill

Kiwi Coll Claims London Open Crown


World No.39 Paul Coll continued his fine form in 2015 by lifting the London Open, PSA M10 title at the expense of home hope Ben Coleman in a gruelling five-game-battle at the Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club.

The New Zealander, appearing at only his second English event, swept past George Parker to book his final spot while Coleman downed a trio of his compatriots to ensure his place there.

The pair were neck and neck throughout the majority of the 74-minute fixture with neither player giving the other anything to work with as they harried and chased their opponent in a high-quality affair.

It was Coll who edged the opener after a number of brutal rallies but Coleman clawed a game back to level proceedings.

Both combatants took a further game apiece before Coll finally broke Coleman’s resistance in the fifth and final game, pulling away to open up a decisive lead with an 11-9, 10-12, 12-10, 10-12, 11-7 triumph and claim his eighth PSA World Tour crown.

Result – Final: London Open 2015
[1] Paul Coll (NZL) bt [2] Ben Coleman (ENG) 3-2: 11-9, 10-12, 12-10, 10-12, 11-7 (74m)

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