Miguel Rodriguez def Alan Clyne

Andy Taylor Announcer. 2019 PSA Mens World Championship. Round 2. Miguel Rodriguez
Announcer Andy Taylor | Voice of the 2019 PSA Mens World Championship | Photo: Nathan Clark
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[8] Miguel Rodriguez -09- (COL) def Alan Clyne -39- (SCO)

[vector_icon icon=”fas fa-check-circle”] Round-2 Score: 11-8, 11-3, 11-6 (29m)

Match recap from Squash Announcer Andy Taylor, Voice of the 2019 PSA Mens World Championship.

This was the 10th meeting between Clyne and Rodriguez on the PSA World Tour. Miguel Rodriguez has now won 9 of those matches, including their Round-2 clash during last season’s PSA World Championship in Chicago.

Overnight, Alan Clyne’s wife Olivia Blatchford Clyne won her 7th PSA title at the Detroit Pro Classic. Today, Alan hung with Miguel Rodriguez in game-1, forcing the Colombian Cannonball to work for every point. But after 29-minutes, it was time to collect a check and Skype the wife.

With the win, Miguel is through the World Championship Round of 16 for the 7th consecutive season.

► Nov 2019 | Miguel Rodriguez def Alan Clyne | R2 World Championship – Score: 11-8, 11-3, 11-6 (29m)
► Sep 2019 | Miguel Rodriguez def Alan Clyne | QF NetSuite Open – Score: 11-3, 11-6 (20m)
► Mar 2019 | Miguel Rodriguez def Alan Clyne | R2 World Championship – Score: 11-7, 11-7, 11-5 (47m)
► Feb 2017 | Alan Clyne def Miguel Rodriguez | R1 Swedish Open – Score: 6-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-3 (59m)
► Feb 2016 | Miguel Rodriguez def Alan Clyne | R1 Squash Colombia Open – Score: 8-11, 13-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-2 (98m)
► Dec 2014 | Miguel Rodriguez def Alan Clyne | R1 British Grand Prix – Score: 7-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-7 (59m)
► Nov 2014 | Miguel Rodriguez def Alan Clyne | R1 Bluenose Classic – Score: 13-11, 11-8, 12-10 (52m)
► Jan 2012 | Miguel Rodriguez def Alan Clyne | R1 Motor City Open – Score: 11-8, 11-6, 11-5
► Jan 2010 | Miguel Rodriguez def Alan Clyne | R1 Comfort Inn Open – Score: 11-13, 8-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-9 (73m)
► Nov 2007 | Miguel Rodriguez def Alan Clyne | R1 Club Sportif Cote de Liesse Open – Score: 4-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-9 (39m)

Announcer Corner | Player Introductions

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[8] Miguel Rodriguez -09- (COL)

Ranked as high as World #4, he is the highest-ranked South American player in the history of the game – and has been formally recognized by his country as the greatest Colombian Squash Player of all time. In 2018, he made history again by winning his debut Platinum title, becoming the first South American ever to capture the British Open. He owns 3 Pan American Games Gold Medals – including his first Mixed Doubles Gold last Summer at the Pan Am Games in Peru. A 39-time Finalist on Tour, last year he capped the season by winning his 300th career match, defeating Diego Elias in Guatemala to win his 29th career title. Competing is his 13th PSA World Championship, he is a 3-time Quarterfinalist. Fire in the hole! This is the Colombian Cannonball – Miguel Rodriguez.

► Rodriguez has had it rough in Doha for the past 4-years. He hasn’t won a match since his 1st-Round Qatar Classic victory in 2015. Since then, he’s lost 3 very tight matches on this court – to Cuskelly, Mossad, and Makin last year.
► Made his World Championship debut in Giza back in 2006. As a 20-year-old, ranked outside the top-50, he was up 2-0 against World #29 Joey Barrington in Round-1 of Qualifying, but lost the match in 5-games.

▲ R1 — def Youssef Soliman -40- (EGY) | Score: 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8 (73m) | RECAP

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Alan Clyne -39- (SCO)

He is a record 9-time Scottish Nationals Champion, owns 8 career PSA titles, and has been ranked as high as World #24. 7-years-ago, he earned his first PSA World Championship main-draw victory right here in Doha, defeating Charles Sharpes to reach the 2nd-Round – and in 2016, he teamed with fellow Scot Greg Lobban to win the World DOUBLES Championship. He started the new season in August at the Houston Open, and won 3 in-a-row to reach his 18th career PSA Final. Competing in his 11th PSA World Championship, he returns to Doha ranked back inside the PSA’s top-40. From Scotland, this is Alan Clyne.

▲ R1 — def [Q] Ryosei Kobayashi -110- (JPN) | Score: 12-10, 11-5, 7-11, 11-9 (52m) | RECAP