STEPHANE GALIFI WINS BAILIAN NEW ERA MALL CHINA OPEN

It was a quarter-final victory over top seed Dick Lau which began Galifi's breakthrough in the $11,250 PSA Tour event. The 30-year-old from Aix-en-Provence then despatched third-seeded fellow countryman Romain Tenant in the semi-finals before facing second seed Max Lee in the final.
 
Semi-finals:
[5] Stephane Galifi (FRA) bt [3] Romain Tenant (FRA) 11-5, 11-5, 11-5
[2] Max Lee (HKG) bt [4] David Vidal (ESP) 6-11, 11-6, 10-12, 11-2, 11-4
 
Quarter-finals:
[5] Stephane Galifi (FRA) bt [1] Dick Lau (HKG) 11-4, 12-10, 11-3
[3] Romain Tenant (FRA) bt [6] Neil Hitchens (ENG) 11-8, 11-6, 11-4
[4] David Vidal (ESP) bt [7] Elvinn Keo (MAS) 11-9, 9-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8
[2] Max Lee (HKG) bt Andrew Wagih Shoukry (EGY) 13-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-9
 
1st round:
[1] Dick Lau (HKG) bt Choong Kam Hing (MAS) 7-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-8
[5] Stephane Galifi (FRA) bt Johan Bouquet (FRA) 11-7, 11-7, 11-7
[3] Romain Tenant (FRA) bt Basem Makram (EGY) 11-8, 10-12, 11-2, 11-3
[6] Neil Hitchens (ENG) bt Xiaomin Meng (CHN) 11-2, 11-3, 11-6
[7] Elvinn Keo (MAS) bt Cheng Yao Huang (TPE) 7-11, 11-9, 17-15, 4-11, 11-9
[4] David Vidal (ESP) bt Anson Kwong (HKG) 11-9, 15-13, 11-9
Andrew Wagih Shoukry (EGY) bt [8] Karim AGA Samy (EGY) 6-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-3
[2] Max Lee (HKG) bt Alex Ingham (ENG) 10-12, 11-2, 11-2, 11-3
   
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Bailian New Era Mall China Open, Shanghai, China
Final:
[5] Stephane Galifi (FRA) bt [2] Max Lee (HKG) 11-8, 11-4, 10-12, 11-8
 
Fifth-seeded Frenchman Stephane Galifi clinched the men's Bailian New Era Mall China Open title when he overcame Hong Kong’s Max Lee 11-8 11-4 10-12 11-8 at the Bailian New Era Shopping Mall in Shanghai.