Tuominen takes out Lincou in Hurghada!

Finland’s Olli Tuominen (pic) recorded his 1st ever win over France’s former World Champion Thierry Lincou when he beat the 4th seed in the Hurghada International (11-8, 15-13, 11-5) to claim the biggest upset in the 1st round. Tuominen, the world No22, will now face Egyptian Mohammed Abbas for a place in the semi-finals. Abbas is also celebrating an unexpected quarter-final berth after 1st battling through the qualifiers – then upsetting Pakistan’s world No29 Aamir Atlas Khan 11-9, 13-15, 11-3, 11-3. Egyptian interest is already guaranteed in both men’s semi-finals after rising star Tarek Momen, the 23-year-old World No26, beat experienced Malaysian Ong Beng Hee 11-13, 13-11, 11-7, 11-4. Momen will face 2nd seed Karim Darwish, the World No3 who defeated Swiss qualifier Nicolas Mueller 11-8, 11-5, 11-1. Further men’s 1st round results: [1] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt [Q] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) 11-4, 13-11, 11-8; Omar Mosaad (EGY) bt [Q] Simon Rosner (GER) 6-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-8; Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) bt Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) 11-9, 11-8, 11-4; [3] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt Tom Richards (ENG) 14-12, 11-8, 11-5.