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KUALA LUMPUR: National No. 4 men’s squash player Ivan Yuen made the most of his chances to qualify for the main draw of the Irish Open in Dublin on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old Ivan, ranked 69th in the world, received a bye in the first qualifying round and made the most of his fresher legs to get the better of Spain’s Alejandro Garbi, winning 5-11, 11-6, 11-7, 9-11, 11-7 in 70 minutes.
Ivan, who has one title this year – the NSC Series No. 1 – faces a tougher challenge in the main draw as he will be up against world No. 29 and top seed Chris Simpson of England.
National No. 2 Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan, who celebrated his 27th birthday yesterday, will be looking for a strong start in the Irish meet.
He has an easier first round match against lucky loser Johan Bouquet of France after Hungary’s Mark Krajczak pulled out at the 11th hour.
A win should see Nafiizwan going up against South Africa’s Shaun Le Roux.
Nafiizwan has set his sights on winning the Irish Open as a warm-up for the Asian Individual Championships in Islamabad, Pakistan, from May 1-5.
Meanwhile, national women’s No. 4 Siti Munirah Jusoh has decided to retire due to poor form and health.
The Terengganu-born Siti, who turns 26 on May 25, has only one career title – the NSC Series No. 2 last year – since taking up the sport full time in 2005.
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