From an UNSQUASHABLE perspective, unfortunately Yannick Wilhelmi was denied his 2nd PSA World Tour final after another impressive tournament which saw him record victories over compatriots Miguel Mathis & Robin Gadola as well as Austrian No.1 Aqeel Rehman.
However, the final produced many thrills & saw fortunes swing for both players before Yannik Omlor eventually closed-out an 11-8 5-11 11-8 4-11 11-3 victory.
It was expected to be a very close match with both players having beaten each other on previous occasions & so it proved with the outcome decided by a fifth game.
Omlor eventually won what proved to be a crucial first game which lasted 20-minutes & contained long rallies with both players showing great retrieving skills. However, the German was unable to maintain the rhythm in the second game & it was Yannick Wilhelmi who capitalised on a great start to level the match.
The third game was very similar to the first with the 24-year-old German edging ahead only for Yannick Wilhelmi to respond by dominating the fourth game to once again level the match.
Despite a near perfect opening rally from the young Swiss player, the momentum of the deciding game shifted to the German who eventually won in 67-minutes.
Congratulations to Aqeel Rehman & his team for staging a specular PSA Austrian Open in the spectacular EUROPARK venue.
In the semi-finals Yannick Wilhelmi defeated compatriot Robin Gadola 9-11 11-8 11-7 10-12 11-8 with a battling semi-final victory at the spectacular Europark venue in Salzburg.
The first two games were split between the Swiss players before Wilhelmi won the crucial third game 11-7.
Gadola responded by winning a fourth game tiebreak, but Wilhelmi held his nerve & showed his class to close-out an impressive 74 minute five-game victory.
Yannick Wilhelmi defeated compatriot Miguel Mathis 11-3 11-9 11-3 in the 1st round & overcame Austrian No.1 & tournament promoter Aqeel Rehman in the 13-11 11-5 11-5 in the quarter-finals.