Men’s $6k PSA Challenger, 02-06 Jun, USA
It’s a first for Faraz in Atlanta
Farah Khan claimed his first Atlanta Open in style by beating Chris Gordon in three games in an all-American final,
After the game he mentioned he was happy all the training had paid off in Mexico with Cesar Salazar and was looking forward to next week’s qualifier for the World Open in Chicago next month.
“His level of play was brilliant and it could be seen this week, as he did not drop a game all week, beat the top two seeds and still looked very fresh after his final,” said LT Tour Director Andre Maur.
A good opening day for Mexico with all three players progressing to Round Two. Highlight of the day was having US Junior champion Mohammed Ibrahim, at the age of 15 years, and the oldest player to enter was Life Time Series Director Andre Maur at 56 years old.
On Day Two the top four seeds – Chris Gordon, Chris Binnie, Faraz Khan and Spencer Lovejoy – all made it through to the quarters in straight games, with Mexicans Allan Nunez and Alejandro Reyes continuing their good form as they took out seeds to join compatriot Miled Zarazua in the last eight.