Birthday boy Mustonen makes maiden Super Series draw!

Finland’s Henrik Mustonen (pic) gave himself the best possible present on his 20th birthday when he beat Egypt’s Andrew Wagih Shoukry in the qualifying finals of the Qatar Classic to earn a place in his first PSA Super Series main draw, where he will now face Egypt’s No3 seed Karim Darwish. Yesterday’s birthday boy German Simon Rosner survived a 71 minutes encounter against Max Lee from Hong Kong to meet Englishman Peter Barker in the 1st round. Qualifying finals results: Tom Richards (ENG) bt Alan Clyne (SCO) 11-1, 12-10, 5-11, 11-9 (54m), Nicolas Mueller (SUI) bt Yann Perrin (FRA) 11-6, 11-7, 11-2 (26m), Simon Rosner (GER) bt Max Lee (HKG) 11-6, 12-10, 5-11, 3-11, 11-7 (71m), Stephen Coppinger (RSA) bt Campbell Grayson (NZL) 11-1, 11-2, 11-3 (29m), Borja Golan (ESP) bt Aaron Frankcomb (AUS) 11-13, 11-5, 11-5, 2-11, 11-5 (105m), Henrik Mustonen (FIN) bt Andrew Wagih Shoukry (EGY) 11-7, 10-12, 14-12, 11-8 (57m), Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt Martin Knight (NZL) 15-13, 11-5, 11-8 (41m), Omar Abdel Aziz (EGY) bt Julien Balbo (FRA) 11-6, 9-11, 12-10, 11-9 (70m).