Swiss star Nicolas Mueller (pic le) took his biggest scalp as he downs 4-times World Champion Amr Shabana (EGY, bic ri) in the 1st round of the Qatar Classic in straight games 11-6, 11-7, 11-4. “It was probably the best match I played in my life, even if I realized that Shabana was not 100%”, said Mueller. Further 1st round results (top half):  Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Aamir Atlas Khan (PAK) 11-9, 11-4, 11-4 (38m); Tarek Momen (Egy) bt [Q] Omar Abdel Aziz (Egy) 15-13, 11-8, 11-5 (47m); [Q] Siddharth Suchde (IND) bt Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) 11-8, 11-6, 9-11, 11-1 (64m);  Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt [Q] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) 11-8, 11-3, 11-4 (30m); Mohd Azlan Iskandar (MAS) bt [WC] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) 11-9, 11-4, 11-4 (24m); [Q] Henrik Mustonen (FIN) bt Olli Tuominen (FIN) 4-0 rtd (2m);  Karim Darwish (EGY) bt [Q] Kamran Khan (MAS) 11-2, 11-2, 11-2 (20m).
Mueller outs Shabana in Qatar!
Nicolas Mueller (SUI) bt Amr Shabana (EGY) 11-6, 11-7, 11-4 in the 1st round of the Qatar Classic 2011