The opening match saw Egypt’s 6th seed Mohamed El Shorbagy (pic ri) beating Spaniard Borja Golan 11-6, 11-8, 6-11, 11-7. El Shorbagy will now face fellow countryman Karim Darwish after the No2 seed despatched England’s Tom Richards 11-3, 11-4, 11-6. Laurens Jan Anjema (pic le), the 8th overcame Omar Mosaad from Egypt 11-4, 7-11, 11-7, 11-5 to reach the quarter-finals of the Punj Lloyd PSA Masters in New Delhi.
Earlier in the day Malaysian Azlan went down 11-7, 11-6, 11-8 in 39 minutes to Frenchman Greg Gaultier, the No4 seed who won the PSA World Series Qatar Classic in October. Anjema and Gaultier will now face each other for a place in the semi-finals. Remaining 2nd round line-up:  James Willstrop (ENG) v Alister Walker (BOT);  Daryl Selby (ENG) v Simon Rosner (GER);  Peter Barker (ENG) v Saurav Ghosal (IND);  Ramy Ashour (EGY) v Cameron Pilley (AUS).