Seeds safely through in New Delhi!

There were no surprises on the opening day in the $192,500 Punj Lloyd PSA Masters, the 10th and final PSA Super Series championship of the year at the Indian capital city New Delhi. England’s James Willstrop led the day’s action on the ASB all-glass court where he faced rising Egyptian star Mohd Ali Anwar Reda. After being one game down Willstrop battled back to win the match 11-13, 11-5, 11-2, 11-9. Australia’s No10 seed Cameron Pilley – a Commonwealth Games doubles gold medallist on the same court two months ago – dispatched ‘lucky loser’ Sandeep Jangra 11-2, 11-2, 11-7 in one of the quickest matches of the day. 6 more matches of the 1st round (top half of draw): [11] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bt Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) 11-8, 12-10, 12-10, [6] Wael El Hindi (EGY) bt [Q] Siddharth Suchde (IND) 12-10, 11-5, 11-7, [4] Thierry Lincou (FRA) bt [Q] Joe Lee (ENG) 11-8, 11-2, 11-4, [13] Olli Tuominen (FIN) bt [Q] Campbell Grayson (NZL) 13-11, 11-6, 11-3, [7] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt [Q] Kamran Khan (MAS) 11-7, 11-4, 11-5, [14] Hisham Mohd Ashour (EGY) bt [Q] Chris Simpson (ENG) 11-7, 11-6, 11-6.