Elshorbagy on course in New York!

“I came here to defend my title. I started 2015 in the best way possible by winning here and I’ll be giving everything this week in order to do the same thing at the start of 2016,” said Mohamed Elshorbagy.

World No1 Mohamed Elshorbagy (le) beat Australian fellow Cameron Pilley (ri) 11-5, 11-9, 11-9 in an intense paced match to out gun the 33-year-old in an exhibition of ferocious hitting.

“Cameron has been playing really well lately so I knew it would be difficult tonight and I’m really pleased that I managed to get throgh in 3 games,” said Elshorbagy.

Further results men’s 2nd round (top half)
[1] Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) bt Cameron Pilley (AUS) 11-5, 11-9, 11-9 (47m)
[5] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bt Nicolas Müller (SUI) 11-5, 11-4, 12-14, 11-7 (73m)
[7] Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) bt Max Lee (HKG) 10-12, 11-8, 10-12, 11-2, 11-4 (73m)
Borja Golan (ESP) bt Leo Au (HKG) 11-6, 11-5, 11-13, 4-11, 11-4 (80m)

Draw: men’s 2nd round (bottom half)
[3] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v Fares Dessouki (EGY)
[6] Simon Rösner (GER) v James Willstrop (ENG)
[8] Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY) v Ryan Cuskelly (AUS)
[2] Nick Matthew (ENG) v Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)