Everythings seems to be fine with World No1 James Willstrop in the 1st game as the Englishman managed to control and lead most of it, but Ramy Ashour (pi) injects pace at the end to take the game on extra points.
Ramy’s comeback had different effects on the players. As Ashour was on fire and dominated the 2nd game at his discretion, Willstrop started to complain about the court conditions. Ashour did not take any notice and doubled his advantage before an appreciative crowd.
During the break between game 2 and 3 Willstrop was in intense discussions with PSA CEO Alex Gough. Whatever had been discussed, Willstrop did not look as he seems to be very happy but came back on court for the 3rd game. The Egyptian did not mess around and lead the 3rd game 5-2 as Willstrop conceded the match due to the floor conditions (12-10, 11-5, 5-2 rtd).
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