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Golan Goes For Revenge In La Ciotat Final

13 Jun 2010

Borja Golan will be looking for revenge in the final of the La Ciotat International Open at La Ciotat Squash Club in the French city of La Ciotat when he meets meet top seed Stephane Galifi for the $10,000 PSA World Tour title.

In his third successive upset in the event, Spanish qualifier Golan claimed his biggest scalp when he beat second-seeded Scot Alan Clyne 11-9, 12-10, 11-5 in 44 minutes.

Golan is making his comeback after major knee surgery last year - since when he has seen his world ranking slump to 95 just seven months after holding the No10 slot.

The 27-year-old from Santiago DC returned to PSA Tour action at last month's Internationaux de France in Bordeaux, where he was stopped by Galifi in the quarter-finals.

The Aix-en-Provence-based Italian went on to reach the French final - and is now celebrating his 14th appearance in a Tour final in La Ciotat.

Galifi, ranked 52 in the world, beat Frenchman Yann Perrin, the fourth seed, 14-12, 11-4, 11-4 in the other semi-final.

Semi-finals:
[1] Stephane Galifi (ITA) bt [4] Yann Perrin (FRA) 14-12, 11-4, 11-4 (40m)
[Q] Borja Golan (ESP) bt [2] Alan Clyne (SCO) 11-9, 12-10, 11-5 (44m)