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Day FOUR – Round One Concludes

 Three-time champions through as Momen comeback denies Lee

The first round of the Men’s World Championship concluded today in Bellevue with sixteen matches in the bottom half of the draw.

SP_12253It was a good day for the two three-time champions in the draw as England’s Nick Matthew came through a tricky opening match against hard-hitting Aussie Cameron Pilley in four games, while defending champion Ramy Ashour returned to action with a straight-game win over fellow Egyptian Mazen Hesham.

SP_12240There were a number of lengthy matches, the longest of which saw qualifier Karim El Hammamy, the former world junior champion, almost lose a two-game lead against England’s Declan James. Current world junior champion Diego Elias had no such worries as he also beat an Englishman, veteran Adrian Grant, in straight games.

Other Egyptian winners were Karim Abdel Gawad, Omar Mosaad, Mohamed Abouelghar, Marwan Elshorbagy and Tarek Momen, the eight seed who had to come from two games and 0-4 down against Joe Lee in and 87-minute thriller.

Reports, quotes and photos below the results …

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[2] Nick Matthew (Eng) 3-1 Cameron Pilley (Aus)  11-8 , 11-6, 8-11, 11-9 (67m)
[12] Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy) 3-0 [Q] Andrew Wagih (Egy)   11-6, 11-4, 16-14 (35m)
[14] Borja Golan (Esp) 3-1 Alister Walker (Bot)  8-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-7 (61m)
[8] Tarek Momen (Egy) 3-2 [Q] Joe Lee (Eng)  8-11, 9-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-9 (87m)

[7] Omar Mosaad (Egy) 3-1 [Q] Farhan Zaman (Pak)  11-8, 7-11, 11-1, 11-2 (42m)
[4] Ramy Ashour (Egy) 3-0 Mazen Hesham (Egy)   11-5, 11-9, 11-7 (26m)
[15] Stephen Coppinger (Rsa) 3-0 Chris Simpson (Eng)  11-9 , 11-7, 11-4 (54m)
[10] Marwan Elshorbagy (Egy) 3-0 Leo Au (Hkg)  12-10, 11-9, 13-11 (69m)

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Paul Coll (Nzl) 3-1 Shaun Le Roux (Rsa) 11-7, 10-12, 11-7, 11-1 (59m)
[Q] Karim El Hammamy (Egy) 3-2 Declan James (Eng)  12-10, 15-13, 3-11, 5-11, 11-4 (108m)
Diego Elias (Per) 3-0 Adrian Grant (Eng)  11-7, 11-5, 11-9 (33m)
Nafiizwan Adnan (Mas) 3-0 [Q] Charles Sharpes (Eng)  11-5, 11-8, 11-9 (48m)

Mohamed Abouelghar (Egy) 3-0 [Q] Shawn Delierre (Can)  11-6, 5-11, 11-3, 11-7 (36m)
Cesar Salazar (Mex) 3-2 [Q] Mohamed Reda (Egy)  13-11, 11-6, 7-11, 4-11, 11-8 (72m)
Daryl Selby (Eng) 3-1 Zahed Mohamed (Egy) 11-8, 11-6, 4-11, 11-8 (65m)
Gregoire Marche (Fra) 3-0 [Q] Henrik Mustonen (Fin)  11-5, 11-7, 11-5 (45m)

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