Men’s $3k PSA Challenger, 11-14 Mar, Uster, Switzerland
This month’s Challenger event in Uster is restricted to players currently living in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, and host nation Switzerland.
Photos by Florian Pößl
Top seed is French resident World #70 Ryosei Kobayashi, the Japanese #1 who comes in on a good run of form including two wins in his last five tournaments. One of those came at the Squash Arena in Uster as he lifted the Swiss Open title in November.
“Knowing the court and the people there helps to prepare the mental aspect of my game.
“I’m feeling good overall after two recent domestic tournaments in France. Some of my new ideas are slowly being adopted into my game since the beginning of the year.”
“The pressure is more from the fact that it is necessary for me to win the tournament again to bring my ranking higher,” he explained about being the top seed.
“My goal is to have two successful tournaments in March – this one and a $20k in India – and break into the top 65 next month.”