2015 World Champion Gregory Gaultier will headline the 2016 Grasshopper Cup, PSA M70 tournament as he attempts to defend the title he won last year when the event gets under way on Wednesday April 13 in Zurich, Switzerland.
The charismatic Frenchman ended years of World Championship heartbreak when he finally triumphed in November but an injury sustained two months later at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions has seen the World No.2 out of action ever since.
Second seed Simon Rösner, who lost to Gaultier in last year’s final, is also challenging for honours in a draw that features eight of the world’s top 15 players with luminaries such as France’s Mathieu Castagnet, Egypt’s Marwan Elshorbagy, Australia’s Cameron Pilley and England’s James Willstrop all present in a highly-competitive and multinational draw.
Gaultier is seeded to meet compatriot Castagnet in the semi-final while Rösner and Elshorbagy could face off in the other last four fixture.
“We are delighted to once again welcome a superb draw to Zurich and look forward to the breathtaking fixtures that have become synonymous with this tournament,” said Tournament Promoter Steve Buchli.
“With eight of the world’s top 15 players and representation from seven countries in the main draw alone, the Grasshopper Cup has yet again stood out as one of the premier tournaments on the PSA World Tour as evidenced by the world class talent that it has attracted.”
Main Draw – Grasshopper Cup, PSA M70
 Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v [Qualifier]
[WC] Nicolas Mueller (SUI) v  Ryan Cuskelly (AUS)
 Ali Farag (EGY) v Leo Au (HKG)
Chris Simpson (ENG) v  Mathieu Castagnet (FRA)
 Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v  Cameron Pilley (AUS)
 James Willstrop (ENG) v Gregoire Marche (FRA)
[Qualifier] v Simon Rösner (GER)
The 2016 Grasshopper Cup will take place at Puls 5 between Wednesday April 13 – Sunday April 17 and tickets can be purchased at http://www.gc-cup.com/en/ticketing while further information can be found here www.gc-cup.com/nc/en/
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