Cuskelly Claims Second Straight Life Time Grand Prix Title

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Ryan Cuskelly (image: PSA)

Report Courtesy of the Professional Squash Association.

Australian Ryan Cuskelly celebrated his tenth title on the PSA World Tour and second Life Time U.S. Pro Series Title in a row when he beat New Zealander Campbell Grayson in the final of the Life Time Chicago Open, at Life Time Athletic in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

The New York-based top seed from New South Wales soared through to the final without dropping a game.

Grayson, the No.2 seed, earned his second appearance in a Tour final in the USA this year after a semifinal win over surprise opponent Geoffrey Demont, the seventh seed from France.

World No.43 Cuskelly dropped the first game of the final as the Kiwi, ranked just three places lower, looked on course to spring a surprise.

But the Australian left-hander regained control, taking the next three games to close out the match 10-12, 11-3, 11-9, 11-6 in 89 minutes to win his second U.S. title in a month adding to the Life Time Phoenix Open, but the tenth of his career.