Four matches of round 2 of the Tournament of Champions which is held in New York’s Grand Central Station are played and the top-seed players more or less eased through. Only Egypt’s runner up of last Year Ramy Ashour droped the 1st game against Australian fellow Stewart Boswell, but took the victoty 8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-8. Australian David Palmer and Englishman James Willstrop ended the runs of English qualifiers Tom Richards (12-10, 11-9, 11-8) and Spaniard Borja Golan (11-6, 11-4, 11-6). In the 4th match Egyptian 7th seed Mohamed El Shorbagy (pic) outs Canadian veteran Shahier Razik 11-9, 11-5, 11-6.
Top seeds in form at the Australian Open!
First four matches in the 2nd round of the men’s draw of the Australian Open saw that all higher seeded players passing their opponents. World no. 1 Nick Matthew (ENG) did not face big problems beating Egyptian 11th seed Wael El Hindi in straight gam…
TOC on the way – Richards outs Beng Hee!
Qualifier Tom Richards (pic) from England did produce the 1st upset in the Tournament of Champions when he overcame Malaysian world no.21 Ong Beng Hee in straight but very tight games 11-6, 12-10, 12-10. The 7 other matches went the direction as the se…
Eight top seeds complete the quarters!
Also the last four matches of 2nd round of the Australian Open went into the favourites (four former world no. 1) direction. 5th seed Frenchman Greg Gaultier never let Englishman Tom Richards get into the match and Egyptian Karim Darwish always stayed …
Top seeds in Delhi Masters finals!
Either in the WISPA Masters event or in the PSA Masters, the two top-seeded players made the final. While the two women semis took the full distance the men went for short ways. No.1 seed Jenny Duncalf (ENG, pic le) beat French girl Camille Serme (pic …