NICHOLAS MUELLER WINS RUSSIAN OPPORTUNITIES FUND CHAMPIONSHIP

The 19-year-old top seed from Hirzel, near Zurich, reached the climax without dropping a game. By contrast, unseeded Waller removed three seeds in succession to take his place in the final - in the semi-finals battling for 80 minutes to overcome second-seeded Dutchman Piedro Schweertman 8-11 11-9 12-10 9-11 12-10.
 
After meeting countless times on the European Junior Circuit, it was Mueller and Waller's first Tour clash - but, no doubt still feeling the effects of his semi-final marathon, 18-year-old Waller from Enfield was unable to score his first win over his Swiss rival as Mueller strode to his first Tour triumph.
 
Semi-finals:
[1] Nicolas Mueller (SUI) bt [8] Bastiaan Meulenbelt (NED) 11-4, 11-5, 14-12
Adrian Waller (ENG) bt [2] Piedro Schweertman (NED) 8-11, 11-9, 12-10, 9-11, 12-10
 
Quarter-finals:
[1] Nicolas Mueller (SUI) bt [5] Henrik Mustonen (FIN) 11-4, 11-9, 11-1
[8] Bastiaan Meulenbelt (NED) bt [3] Gary Wheadon (RSA) 7-11, 11-7, 11-9, 7-11, 11-9
Adrian Waller (ENG) bt [4] Matias Tuomi (FIN) 11-8, 11-7, 12-10
[2] Piedro Schweertman (NED) bt Rudi Willemse (RSA) 11-8, 11-8, 11-8
 
1st round:
[1] Nicolas Mueller (SUI) bye
[5] Henrik Mustonen (FIN) bt Alexei Severinov (RUS) 11-6, 12-10, 11-7
[3] Gary Wheadon (RSA) bye
[8] Bastiaan Meulenbelt (NED) bt Petros Tzamaloukas (GRE) 11-3, 11-5, 11-6
Adrian Waller (ENG) bt [6] Ondrej Ertl (CZE) 11-5, 11-3, 11-9
[4] Matias Tuomi (FIN) bt Mohamed Elkeiy (EGY) 11-8, 11-9, 6-11, 11-8
Rudi Willemse (RSA) bt [7] Adam Fuller (ENG) 11-9, 11-8, 11-13, 11-7
[2] Piedro Schweertman (NED) bye
 
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Russian Opportunities Fund Championship, Moscow, Russia
Final:
[1] Nicolas Mueller (SUI) bt Adrian Waller (ENG) 11-2, 9-11, 11-8, 11-8
 
After an impressive run as a junior, Swiss squash star Nicolas Mueller celebrated his first PSA Tour title as a senior when he overcame England’s Adrian Waller 11-2 9-11 11-8 11-8 to win the inaugural Russian Opportunities Fund Championship in the final of the Satellite event at the Multisport Club in the Russian capital Moscow.