At day 2 of the split 2nd round format, Germany’s World No13 Simon Rosner (front) played against the odds, when he beat Egypt's World No6 Karim Darwish (back) in straight games (11-2, 12-10, 11-5) to booked his places as the only unseeded player in the quarter-finals of the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York.
Spaniard Borja Golan scored 1 of the biggest scalps of his career when he defeated top seed and defending champion Gregory Gaultier 7-11, 12-10, 11-6, 15-13 in the quarter-finals of the Qatar Classic in Doha.
 Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v  Karim Darwish (EGY)
 James Willstrop (ENG) v  Nick Matthew (ENG)
will be the semi-final line-up which will go on in a few hours in Philadelphia. At the quarters the World No3 James Willstrop was in sparkling form when he beat Simon Rosner - the world No12 from Germany 11-5, 11-2, 8-11, 11-9.
In the 2013 Motor City Open Egypt's Amr Shabana assured that his name will be engraved on the trophy for the 1st time after fellow countryman Karim Darwish retired (11-4, 2-6, ret.) midway through the 2nd game of the final in Detroit, USA.