The third Open of the Euro-Africa Circuit will come to end on Friday but the top seed Jean-Michel Saive won't be there. The living legend suffered an early departure in quarterfinal after being defeated by Kuwait's Ibrahem Al-Hasan.
This is the second unexpected defeat for Saive in a month. In the recent Brazil Open the Belgian player fell against the Brazilian raising star Hugo Calderano by 0:4, so the Morocco Open was the chance of Saive to redeem himself but the Kuwait player stopped him. This isn't a good sign for his participation at the Olympic Games.
Jean-Michel Saive vs Hugo Calderano - Brazil Open Video kindly shared by MrTheporthal
Semifinalists of the Morocco Open are Ibrahem Al-Hasan, France's Enzo Angles, Belgium's Yannick Vostes, Iran's Noshad Alamiyan. In quarterfinals Angles overcame his team mate Michel Martinez, Vostes beat France's Antoine Hachard and Alamiyan stood victorious over also French Benjamin Brossier.
In the women event semifinalists are Sweden's Matilda Ekholm, Spain's Galia Dvorak, Russia's Polina Mikhailov and Spain's Sara Ramirez.
Photo and info. source: belgiumtheplaceto.be - ittf.com