Yannick Wilhelmi reaches PSA Austrian Squash Open Final

July 11 2021

The 2021 Professional Squash Association (PSA) Austrian Open produced a high-quality & thrilling 67-minute final benefiting the spectacular setting at the EUROPARK venue in Salzburg.

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.