Samuel Murray (CAN) and Conrrado Moscoso (BOL) were giant-killers in the first Racquetball Grand Slam in the year, the Suivant Consulting Pro-Am Presented by Zurek Construction.
Murray beat #1 seed, Alejandro Landa (USA), in semifinals and #4, Daniel de la Rosa (MEX) in quarters. Moscoso beat #2 seed, Rocky Carson III (USA) in quarters, and #6, Eduardo Portillo Torres (MEX), in semifinales. Their pass to the Finals was well deserved.
Murray looked better in the first set and he won it 15-7. Then he was winning the second until the 8 points but from there Moscoso had a seven-point rally to take the second and force the tiebreak.
The tiebreak was close throughout. Moscoso had good backhands and looked better physically but Murray made less mistakes and was the first to get to two points of advantage. Moscoso came back and scored the 9-9 after diving for the ball three times.
And they kept on changing the serve in that 9-9 but Murray scored the tenth point when the ball hit Moscoso. And then Murray went for a dive to take the winning point! What a way of taking a Grand Slam!
It is important to mention that the world’s #1, fellow Canadian Kane Waselenchuk, did not play. It still counts as a Grand Slam, nevertheless.