Darwish just survived Rosners attack!

The 5th match of the Case Swedish Open’s 1st round was the thriller of the day, when world No3 Karim Darwish from Egypt fought back from being 1:2 down and was surviving a match ball of his German opponent Simon Rosner (pic) in the 5th game to take the victory 13-11. Afterwards 3rd seed Peter Barker (ENG) destroyed Swedish home hopes when he eased over Rasmus Hult in straight games (11-4, 11-4, 11-6). Also the match between the tall Australian Cameron Pilley and the ‘flying Finn’ Olli Tuominen did end in straight games, but Pilley’s 11-8, 12-10, 11-8 victory was a tough battle. The final match of the 1st night in Linkoping showed top-seed and world No1 Nick Matthew who had his English compatriot Tom Richards all over the glass court before he secured his quarter-final entry (11-8, 11-4, 11-8).