Hat-Trick for Abdel-Kader Salifou!

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Posted: July 1, 2013
Hat-Trick for Abdel-Kader Salifou!

 

French STIGA Team member Abdel-Kader Salifou, won the Men’s Singles title at the ITTF World Tour Morocco Open in Rabat on Sunday 30th June 2013.

After defeating French STIGA Team colleague Enzo Angles in the semifinal, Salifou won against the surprise finalist, Belgium’s Robin Devos, the no.8 seed.

23 year old Salifou who plays the brand new Calibra Tour M rubber won in seven games (9-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 10-12, 11-7, 11-3), and collected his third consecutive ITTF World Tour Euro-Africa Challenge Series title of the year on his fourth appearance.

 

Salifou’s way to the Morocco Open title:

 

Husain Al-Bahrani (KUW)    11-9, 11-4, 11-6, 11-9  (4-0)  (Round of 32)

Alexandre Cassin (FRA)  9-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-9, 6-11, 15-13  (4-2)    (Round of 16)

Yannick Vostes (BEL) (Team STIGA)  17-15, 11-7, 11-13, 11-4, 11-6   (4-1)  (Quarterfinal)

Enzo Angles  (FRA) (Team STIGA)  11-9, 5-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-3, 12-10  (4-2)    (Semifinal)

Robin Devos (BEL)  9-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 10-12, 11-7, 11-3  (4-3)  (Final)

 

Salifou’s winning equipment:

 

Blade: Rosewood XO                                           Rubber:  Calibra Tour M

           

 

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