18-Nov, Day TWO:
Qualifying Finals at Sky
Eight places were up for
grabs in the main draw today, and it was no surprise that
six of them were taken by Egyptians.
Having been last on court last night, waiting fo his
opponent to arrive, Ahmed Hosny was the first to
qualify as he beat Tristan Eysele in straight games.
performances of the day were by Ahmed Hussein, who
beat top seed Ammar Altamimi in five games, and by England's
Youseff Abdalla who beat Mohamed Essam El Din 11/9 in
the fifth. The young Englishman's 'reward' is a meeting with
top seed Karim Darwish tomorrow!
Full results and updated draw on the
Before the last match - which saw Fares Dessouki ease
past Germany's Tim Weber - the opening ceremony was
held, on an inside court rather than outside on the glass
court due to the heavy rain which had been falling most of