Clyne with big upset at the Malaysian Open!

Scottish qualifier Alan Clyne (pic ri) claimed the biggest upset in the 1st round of the CIMB Malaysian Open when he beat 4th seed Hisham Ashour to earn a surprise place in the quarter-finals of the PSA World Tour International 50 in Bukit Jalil. After fighting back from 1/2 down, Clyne survived a lengthy tie-break decider to overcome the world No13 from Egypt 11-7, 5-11, 7-11, 11-9, 15-13 in 64 minutes. World No49 Clyne, the lowest-ranked player to qualify, will now face fellow qualifier Karim Abdel Gawad for a place in the last 4. The 19-year-old from Egypt, battled for 100 minutes to see off Pakistan’s Farhan Mehboob 9-11, 11-6, 18-16, 9-11, 11-9. Quarter-final line-up: [1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v Ong Beng Hee (MAS); [Q] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) v [Q] Alan Clyne (SCO); Aamir Atlas Khan (PAK) v [3] Mohd Azlan Iskandar (MAS); [2] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) v Cameron Pilley (AUS).