Lee leaps into London Open quarters!

Qualifier Joe Lee (pic) ensured domestic interest in the top half of the London Open draw after despatching 8th seed Davide Bianchetti in the opening round of the $20,000 PSA World Tour. The 21-year-old London-born Englishman defeated 33-year-old Bianchetti, the world No45 from Italy, 11-5, 11-7, 11-1 in 25 minutes. Lee, ranked 72 in the world, now faces another Tour veteran Shahier Razik. The 33-year-old 3rd seed from Canada battled for 45 minutes to beat Malta’s Bradley Hindle 17-15, 11-7, 11-8. Quarter-final line-up: [1] Stewart Boswell (AUS) v [7] Arturo Salazar (MEX), [3] Shahier Razik (CAN) v [Q] Joe Lee (ENG), [4] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) v [6] Chris Ryder (ENG), [2] Jonathan Kemp (ENG) v [5] Joey Barrington (ENG).