Rotterdam

Sherbini, Pallikal and El-Defrawy made it!

The women’s 1st round action at the World Open in Rotterdam came up with 3 upsets, as qualifier Nour El Sherbini bet 13th seed Donna Urquhart (AUS) 10-12, 11-8, 13-11, 9-11, 11-2. Her compatriot Kanzy Emad El-Defrawy (pic le) overcame in an ...

Marwan Shorbagy downs Selby at the World Open!

The Shorbagy brothers had „one of the best days in their life“. Mohamed (pic ri) won against Simon Rosner 3:0 and the younger brother Marwan (pic le) produced the biggest upset of today, as he kicked English World No11 Daryl Selby ...

Golan surprises Mossad at the World Open!

Spaniard Borja Golan (pic le) made the 1st upset happen in the 2nd round as he came back from 1 game down to beat Egyptian 14th seed Omar Mosaad (pic ri) 6-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-7 in 76 minutes. All further matches from the 1st session ...

Salasar outs Grant in World Open 1st round!

Qualifier Cesar Salazar (pic with his girls friend) downed England’s World No17 Adrian Grant as the Mexican had the better end of the 5-games encounter (8-11, 11-3, 11-5, 8-11, 11-5) to take his maiden 2nd round place in a World Open ...

Gawad downs Khan in World Open 1st round!

It was Egyptian youngster Karim Abdel Gawad (pic ri) who produced a major upset in the 1st round action of day 2 when he beat Aamir Atlas Khan (pic le, PAK) 12-10, 11-9, 11-5. Martin Knight (NZL) and Jan Koukal (CZE) played the longest match (94m) ...

Matthew eased through his World Open starter!

The last 8 matches of today’s World Open 1st round action did not produce any notable upset. Tarek Momen (EGY) and Chris Ryder (ENG) were able to beat higher ranked players as they won against England’s Tom Richards (11-9, 8-11, 11-1, 11-5) and ...

Lincou and Palmer just survived!

The matches of the 2 former World Champions Thierry Lincou (FRA) and David Palmer (pic, AUS) have been the most thrilling encounters of today’s World Open 1st round action so far. Palmer needed 90 minutes to beat Scotsman Alan Clyne 11-7, 11-6, 6-11, ...

Kandra romps into World Open main draw!

On his 21st birthday Germany’s Raphael Kandra (pic ri) produced the only upset in the 2nd part of the qualifying finals at the World Open in Rotterdam, as he beat Frenchman Julian Balbo (pic le) 6-11, 15-13, 11-9, 11-4 in 75 minutes ...
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