In the bottom half of the 1st round at the Tournament of Champions the 2 qualifiers Egyptian Hisham Ashour and Swiss Nicolas Mueller (pic) overcame their opponents. While Ashour needed 5 games to out Australian Cameron Pilley 8-11, 11-7, 8-11, 14-12, 11-6 the young Swiss fellow Nicolas Mueller overcame English Adrian Grant in 4 games 11-8, 11-5, 7-11, 11-8. Further results:  Amr Shabana (EGY) bt [Q] Mohammed Abbas (EGY) 7-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-7; Daryl Selby (ENG) bt [Q] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) 4-11, 11-1, 11-2, 11-4;  Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) 11-5, 11-8, 11-6;  Peter Barker (ENG) bt Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) 11-5, 11-5, 11-4; Alister Walker (ENG) bt Wael El Hindi (EGY) 7-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-6 (72m);  Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Omar Mosaad (EGY) 11-5, 11-7, 11-9.
Abbas and Mueller downed seeds in Chicago!
Egypt’s former world No13 Mohammed Abbas scored another notable win in his comeback bid after a long injury layoff when he beat 5th seed Alister Walker, the world No17 from England, to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open in Chicago. With this 3-2-v…
Qatar main draw started – no surprises so far!
After world No.1 Ramy Ashour had to withdrawal Egyptian fellow countryman Amr Shabana (pic le) moved up to No.1 position at the Qatar Classic in Doha. In the opening match he beat Swiss star Nicolas Mueller (pic ri) in straight games (14-12, 11-9, 11-7…
Tuominen and Mosaad made semis in Chicago!
Second seed Egyptian Wael El Hindi and 3rd seed Laurens Jan Anjema, from the Netherlands, had their opponents, the young Swiss fellow Nicolas Mueller and the experienced Egyptian Mohammed Abbas under control and reached the semis with straight games vi…
Ashour downs Anjema in Delhi!
In the 2nd round action (part 1) of the $192,500 Punj Lloyd PSA Masters the 14th seed Egyptian Hisham Ashour (pic fron) downed Dutch 7th seed Laurens Jan Anjema (pic back) in five. It was the 2nd time in a row after 2nd round World Open defeat, that As…