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Paul Coll reaches semis at British Open

A straight game win for Paul Coll in the quarterfinals of the British Open
New Zealand's Paul Coll lines up a backhand in his quarterfinal win over Malaysia's Eain Yow Ng to take his place in the semis at the British Open PHOTO: PSA WORLD TOUR

Two-time champion Paul Coll has beaten 15th ranked Eain Yow Ng of Malaysia to secure a place in the last four of the British Open in Birmingham.


Coll, the winner of the British Open in 2021 and 2022 dominated the centre of the court with Eain Yow struggling to adjust as Coll got on the volley and punished his opponent.


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Coll was ruthless and completed an 11-7, 11-4, 11-3 victory in just 28 minutes to set up a mouthwatering last four clash with Mostafa Asal or American Timothy Brownell.


“I wanted to get myself going and wanted to play at a pace that he was uncomfortable with. I haven’t done that so far in the first two rounds, and now we’re in the quarter-finals it’s time to step up," said Coll.


“I’ve got some of my family over from New Zealand and I’ve got my best mate, my coach and my fiancé watching me. I’m going to enjoy this week, they give me a lot of energy and I felt that out there tonight. I felt pumped up and I wanted to do them proud.


“Dame Susan [Devoy, an eight-time British Open champion] has come over from New Zealand and that’s amazing too. I want to give them something to cheer about and make it noisy in here.”


“The crowd here is awesome. It’s a very knowledgeable crowd and they’re appreciative of good squash. That’s the why I like squash to be played, so I always love playing in England, they’re one of the best crowds we play in front of.”


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