Castagnet, Ghosal, Waller and Simpson into Grand Prix!
Englishmen Adrian Waller and Chris Simpson will boost home interest in the main draw of the Springfield Solutions British Grand Prix in Manchester after claiming straight games victories in the qualifying finals in Wolverhampton.
A significant upset took place on an adjacent court where Mathieu Castagnet (le), the world No37 from France, battled for exactly an hour to overcome Egypt’s Marwan El Shorbagy, the reigning world junior champion ranked 11 places higher.
Adrian Waller (ENG) bt Chris Ryder (ENG) 17-15, 12-10, 11-5 (54m)
Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) bt Marwan El Shorbagy (EGY) 14-12, 12-10, 11-7 (60m)
Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt Jonathan Kemp (ENG) 5-11, 11-4, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9 (54m)
Chris Simpson (ENG) bt Joe Lee (ENG) 11-6, 11-6, 11-5 (50m)
1st round draw:
 James Willstrop (ENG) v Daryl Selby (ENG)
Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) v Jens Schoor (GER)
Simon Rosner (GER) v [Q] Mathieu Castagnet (FRA)
 Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v [Q] Adrian Waller (ENG)
 Peter Barker (ENG) v Borja Golan (ESP)
Adrian Grant (ENG) v [Q] Saurav Ghosal (IND)
Alister Walker (BOT) v [Q] Chris Simpson (ENG)
 Nick Matthew (ENG) v Tom Richards (ENG)
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