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Adrian Grant seals quarter-final place as Manchester National Squash Centre hosts prestigious British Grand Prix

By Alex Bysouth

Manchester’s National Squash Centre is hosting the British Grand Prix this weekend – the largest and most prestigious European World Series event on the Professional Association World Tour.

The event boasts the highest prize money on offer from any of the standalone PSA World Tour ranking events in Europe.

Match proceedings got underway at noon today and have already seen England’s Adrian Grant progress after a five-set battle with India’s Saurav Ghosal.

London-born Grant found himself two sets down, before stringing together a three-set winning streak, to book himself a place in Saturday’s quarter-final.

Grant will face either Spain’s Borja Golan or fellow Englishmen Peter Barker.

Grant and Barker aside, England have three more representatives on court tonight, with reigning World Champion Nick Matthew followed by favourite James Willstrop, who currently sits top of the World Rankings.

The tournament will unfold over the weekend with those reaching the final taking to the court at 7pm on Monday evening.

With $70,000 at stake for the winner, England’s top players will be hoping to use the backing of the home crowd to fire their way to the hefty prize fund.

Tickets are on sale for the semi-finals and finals and available at http://isquashstore.com/iSPORTticketing.

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