19 January 2013 RESULTS: PSA World Series J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, New York, USA 1st round (top half of draw):  James Willstrop (ENG) bt Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) 11-3, 11-5, 11-5 (33m) Tarek Momen (EGY) bt [Q] Shawn Delierre (CAN) 11-1, 11-6, 11-8 (25m) Adrian Grant (ENG) bt Cameron Pilley (AUS) 6-11, 9-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-8 (89m) Stephen Coppinger (RSA) bt  Peter Barker (ENG) 12-10, 11-6, 6-11, 11-1 (70m)  Omar Mosaad (EGY) bt Nicolas Mueller (SUI) 11-7, 7-11, 11-8, 11-5 (54m) Ong Beng Hee (MAS) bt [Q] Campbell Grayson (NZL) 11-6, 5-11, 11-3, 11-9 (53m) Simon Rosner (GER) bt [Q] Yasir Ali Butt (PAK) 11-5, 4-11, 11-6, 11-4 (32m)  Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt [Q] Adrian Waller (ENG) 11-5, 11-6, 12-10 (39m) Peter Barker, the Englishman who boasts the most consistent record in PSA World Series events for the past two years, fell to South African Stephen Coppinger in a major first round upset in the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions at Grand Central Terminal in New York. It was the world number seven from London’s 46th appearance in a PSA World Series squash event since last suffering a first round loss – at the Saudi International in December 2006! “There’s a huge sense of occasion when you play on the glass court in Grand Central,” said Coppinger, the 28-year-old from Cape Town after scoring the day’s biggest upset when he eliminated the fifth seed 12-10, 11-6, 6-11, 11-1. Ranked 16 places lower than Barker, Coppinger had lost to the Englishman in all five of their previous meetings. The first game was extremely physical, as the 6’3″ Coppinger and 6’0″ Barker jostled for position at the T. Up 10-8 in the first game, Barker was unable to close out the game through a seemingly endless series of let calls, and Coppinger prevailed 12-10.
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