Selby stuns Darwish in Grand Central upset!

Marwan El Shorbagy (EGY) beat Thierry Lincou (FRA) 9-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-7 in the 1st round of the Tournament of Champions 2012

In an opening day (bottom half of the draw) of the Tournament of Champions in New York which was littered with upsets, England’s Daryl Selby claimed a big scalp with a career-first win (4-11, 13-11, 11-8, 11-5 ) over Egypt’s Karim Darwish, the No4 seed.

The 29-year-old next faces Germany’s Simon Rosner who defeated highly-rated Egyptian Tarek Momen 11-9, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7. It was Marwan El Shorbagy (pic le), the 18-year-old reigning world junior champion, engineered the day’s biggest upset when he ousted former world No1 and 8th seed Thierry Lincou (pic ri) in four games 9-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-7.

Further 1st round (lower half of draw): Tom Richards (ENG) bt [Q] Max Lee (HKG) 11-6, 11-5, 11-4 (31m); [6] Peter Barker (ENG) bt [Q] Ong Beng Hee (MAS) 8-11, 10-12, 11-7, 11-7, 11-9 (84m); Shahier Razik (CAN) bt Julian Illingworth (USA) 8-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-6 (76m); [Q] Mohammed Abbas (EGY) bt Alister Walker (BOT) 11-8, 11-9, 6-11, 11-5 (48m); [2] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [Q] Zac Alexander (AUS) 11-7, 11-3, 11-4 (39m).