Selby scores Swedish Open upset!

Daryl Selby (ENG) beat Thierry Lincou (FRA) 4-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-3 in the 1st round of the Swedish Open 2012 to set up another encounter with German Simon Rosner (photo:

England’s Daryl Selby (pic le) scored one of the best wins of his career in the 1st round of the Case Swedish Open – fighting back from 2 games down to beat 4th seed Thierry Lincou (pic ri) 4-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-3 and make the quarter-finals of the long-established PSA World Tour event in Linköping.

Selby will meet now German Simon Rosner who eased through into the quarters with a 11-5, 11-9, 11-5 over Egyptian 2010 World Junior Champion Amr Khaled Khalifa.

Further 1st round results:
[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt Saurav Ghosal (IND) 11-8, 11-3, 11-6 (49m)
Tom Richards (ENG) bt [Q] Chris Simpson (ENG) 6-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-8, 12-10 (70m)
Stephen Coppinger (RSA) bt [Q] Campbell Grayson (NZL) 11-9, 8-11, 7-11, 14-12, 11-4 (92m)
[3] Peter Barker (ENG) bt Rasmus Hult (SWE) 11-4, 11-8, 11-7 (31m)
Nicolas Mueller (SUI) bt Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) 11-8, 9-11, 11-9, 12-10 (57m)
[2] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt [Q] Henrik Mustonen (FIN) 11-7, 11-7, 11-4.

Quarter-final line-up:
[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v Tom Richards (ENG)
[3] Peter Barker (ENG) v Stephen Coppinger (RSA)
Daryl Selby (ENG) v Simon Rosner (GER)
[2] Karim Darwish (EGY) v Nicolas Mueller (SUI)