19-Nov, Day THREE, Round
All seeds through but some tested
It was busy day at the SKY Club with sixteen
first round matches, starting at 15.00 and taking
place on three courts.
was heavy home interest with home players in all but three
of today's matches it's no surprise that eleven of the
last sixteen are from the host country.
There were no major upsets as all eight top seeds came
through, with comfortable three-nil wins for top seeds
Karim Darwish, Mohamed Elshorbagy, Omar Mosaad
and Alister Walker.
in the 5/8 category were sorely tested though,
particularly Marwan Elshorbagy who needed 83 minutes
to beat lucky loser Jordanian Ahmad Al-Saraj, Omar Abdel
Meguid whose win over Andrew Wagih took 110 minutes, and
Ali Anwar Reda who was also taken the distance before
seeing off Kristian Frost 12/10 in the fifth after 106
The only qualifier to progress was Fares Dessouki,
who beat Germany's Raphael Kandra in straight games.
So round two will feature 11 Egyptians, four guaranteed home
quarter-final places and a possible seven, with Walker and
Eddie Charlton meeting to provide the only guaranteed