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Knight nails semi-final spot in Canada

A hard fought victory for Martin Knight in the quarterfinals of the Goodlife Open in Ottawa.

The third seeded Kiwi has battled to a straight games victory over Austrian Aqeel Rehman, although it was anything but easy.  Rehman pushed Knight all the way, with the 28-year-old Kiwi edging to an 11-9, 13-11, 12-10 victory in 55 minutes.
Knight will play unseeded South African Clinton Leeuw in the last four.  Leeuw earned his place in the semifinals with an 11-8, 12-10, 11-9 upset win over English second seed Chris Simpson.
Results
Round One
1)Zac Alexander (AUS) def Fred Reid (CAN) 11-6, 11-9, 11-5
Lucas Serme (FRA) def Thomas Brinkman (CAN) 11-5, 11-4, 10-12, 11-5
Olivier Pett (ENG) def Adrian Dudzicki (CAN) 11-8, 8-11, 12-10, 11-8
4)Shawn Delierre (CAN) def Danish Atlas Khan (PAK) 11-8, 11-8, 11-5
3)Martin Knight (NZL) def Dane Sharp (CAN) 11-5, 11-2, 11-3
Aqeel Rehman (AUT) def Scott Arnold (AUS) 6-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-9
Clinton Leeuw (RSA) def Farhan Zaman (PAK) 16-14, 13-11, 11-8
2)Chris Simpson (ENG) def Andrew Schnell (CAN) 11-6, 11-4, 11-5
Quarterfinals
Lucas Serme (FRA) def 1)Zac Alexander  5-11, 13-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-6 (67 mins)
4)Shawn Delierre (CAN) def Olivier Pett (ENG) 4-11, 11-6, 11-3, 9-11, 11-1 (60 mins)
3)Martin Knight (NZL) def Aqeel Rehman (AUT) 11-9, 13-11, 12-10 (55 mins)
Clinton Leeuw (RSA) def 2)Chris Simpson (ENG) 11-8, 12-10, 11-9 (39 mins)
Full draw/results...http://www.squashsite.co.uk/2009/goodlife2012.htm

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