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Miguel Angel Rodriguez will be the defending champion of the Bitanic Squash Open. / Photo PSA
Before the British Open that will start next May 20, the defending champion, the Colombian Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, He noted that he arrives with the objective of retaining the title.
- The contest that will take place in the new sports complex of the Hull University has good memories for the Bogota since that's where he beat the world's two, the Egyptian Mohamed ElShorbagy.
Rodriguez, 33, became the first South American to win a title PSA World Tour Platinum and the first player not seen in the modern era to capture the British Open trophy, a distinction that seems even more impressive given its relative lack of training partners.
"It's something that will be in my mind forever. Becoming a legend in the British Open is something that is hard to describe. Being in the history books of this tournament is amazing, I will remember this tournament forever. I think the moment I won that match with Mohamed was the highlight of my career. There were so many years of training, play, travel, and it was worth it. "
Last year's victory saw Rodriguez qualify for the PSA World Tour finals and, after a season under par, in which he could not overcome the quarter-final stages of any of his tournaments this season. The seventh in the world requires similar heroics to qualify for the end-of-season event in Cairo next month.
"It's a great opportunity for me and a great opportunity. I'm excited to know that I'm the defending champion, I know there's going to be a lot of pressure, but I want to play, I want to be fit and healthy and the other things will come. "
- Rodriguez will be the sixth planting this year and will I would find in the quarterfinals with ElShorbagy, one of the world.
The ABritish Open will deliver a US $ 324,000 bag.
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