Mehboob downs Grant in Hong Kong upset!

Qualifier Farhan Mehboob (pic) was able to produce the only upset in the first round of the $147,500 Hong Kong Open, beating England’s 13th seed Adrian Grant in straight games (11-9, 13-11, 11-9) victory over the 29-year-old Londoner ranked 15 in the world. Mehboob, the world no. 30 celebrating his first time in the last 16 of a 2010 Super Series event, will now face Gregory Gaultier, the 5th seed from France who beat Australian qualifier Ryan Cuskelly 11-8, 11-3, 11-6. Indian Saurav Ghosal where close to down world no.3 Amr Shabana, when he took the defending champion to the full distance before Shabana wins 14-12, 3-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-3 in 53 minutes. All other top seeded players did not face major problems to get through to the last 16.