In the 2nd half of the 1st day’s action of the ROWE British Grand Prix all matches does look more one-sided. Even if James Willstrop (pic ri) had to drop the 3rd game, he was well in control of Spaniard Borja Golan (pic le, 11-9, 11-4, 9-11, 11-3). 4-times world champion Amr Shabana got back from 1 game down to overcome his Egyptian fellow countryman Hisham Ashour 7-11, 11-4, 11-7, 11-2. The 2 Englishmen Peter Barker and world No1 Nick Matthew had a quite easy go to beat Stephen Coppinger (11-7, 11-4, 11-3) from South Africa and Jens Schoor (11-3, 11-3, 11-6) from Germany.
Barker, Wilstrop, Shabana and Matthew went through!