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Kemp & Galifi To Contest Bordeaux Final

9 May 2010

England's top seed Jonathan Kemp will face sixth-seeded Italian Stephane Galifi in the final of the Internationaux de France after both achieved successes in the semi-finals of the $20,000 PSA World Tour squash event at Squash Ornano in the French city of Bordeaux.

Galifi faced unseeded Frenchman Yann Perrin - and earned the third successive Tour win over his fellow Aix-en-Provence-based opponent in an 11-7, 11-3, 6-11, 11-7 victory.

French-born Galifi, aged 31, is now celebrating his 13th appearance in a Tour final - but his first since taking up the Italian nationality of both his parents in September 2009.

Left-hander Kemp, who had not dropped a game en-route to the semi-finals, maintained his 'clean sheet' by beating Hungary's fourth seed Mark Krajcsak 11-8, 11-6, 11-8.

The 29-year-old world No21 from Halifax is celebrating the 14th PSA Tour final of his career - but his second of the year after finishing as runner-up in last month's Chennai Open in India.

Semi-finals:
[1] Jonathan Kemp (ENG) bt [4] Mark Krajcsak (HUN) 11-8, 11-6, 11-8
[6] Stephane Galifi (ITA) bt Yann Perrin (FRA) 11-7, 11-3, 6-11, 11-7