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Ryding & Anjema In Manitoba Final

4 Feb 2007

Canadian number one Graham Ryding and Dutchman Laurens Jan Anjema will meet in the final of the ADL Optical/Rodenstock Manitoba Open after contrasting semi-final victories in the PSA Tour event at the Winnipeg SRC in the west Canadian city of Winnipeg.

Top seed Ryding, the 31-year-old world No22 from Toronto, defeated Edmonton-based compatriot Matthew Giuffre, the No4 seed, 11-8, 11-7, 11-7 in 42 minutes to reach the 17th PSA Tour final of his career.

Anjema, the second seed from The Hague, faced another Canadian - defending champion Shahier Razik, the third seed from Toronto.

The pair battled for 75 minutes before 24-year-old Anjema prevailed 11-4, 7-11, 11-10 (3-1), 11-4 to reach his 13th Tour final.

Neither finalist has won a PSA Tour title in almost two years - and only two ranking positions separate the pair.

Semi-finals:
[1] Graham Ryding (CAN) bt [4] Matthew Giuffre (CAN) 11-8, 11-7, 11-7 (42m)
[2] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt [3] Shahier Razik (CAN) 11-4, 7-11, 11-10 (3-1), 11-4 (75m)