Selby takes out Willstrop at Qatar Classic!

"It's an amazing win for me," exclaimed Selby after his victory over Willstropd seed in 89 minutes. "I've lost 12 times on PSA against James and about 100 times in other competitions - so I'm ecstatic to win.”

World No11 Daryl Selby toppled England team-mate James Willstrop in the 2nd round of the Qatar Classic to claim his 1st ever win (11-8, 11-5, 4-11, 9-11, 13-11) over the world No 3. “It’s a big confidence-boost, especially coming off making the quarters of the worlds last week. I want to keep going with the momentum and see where it takes me. Tomorrow will be another tough day but I’ll re-group and go forward”, Selby said.

Unseeded Selby will now face fifth seed Mohamed Elshorbagy for a place in the semi-finals after the world No 6 from Egypt beat Dutchman Laurens Jan Anjema, ranked 12 places lower, 11-7, 11-6, 11-8.

There was another significant upset earlier in the day when unseeded Egyptian Karim Abdel Gawad pulled off a shock 11-9, 5-11, 11-9, 9-11, 12-10 victory over eighth-seeded compatriot Tarek Momen.

Quarter-final line-up:
Daryl Selby (ENG) v [5] Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY)
[4] Karim Darwish (EGY) v Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
[3] Nick Matthew (ENG) v [6] Amr Shabana (EGY)
[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v [7] Borja Golan (ESP)

2nd round:
Daryl Selby (ENG) bt [2] James Willstrop (ENG) 11-8, 11-5, 4-11, 9-11, 13-11 (89m)
[5] Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) bt Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) 11-7, 11-6, 11-8 (37m)
Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt [8] Tarek Momen (EGY) 11-9, 5-11, 11-9, 9-11, 12-10 (82m)
[4] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt Omar Mosaad (EGY) 11-9, 4-11, 11-6, 11-5 (55m)
[3] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) 11-6, 11-7, 13-11 (54m)
[6] Amr Shabana (EGY) bt Stephen Coppinger (RSA) 11-3, 11-4, 11-5 (28m)
[7] Borja Golan (ESP) bt Tom Richards (ENG) 11-6, 11-7, 12-10 (56m)
[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt Cameron Pilley (AUS) 11-9, 11-6, 11-4 (40m)