Day SIX : Round Two, bottom half

Marche makes it three for the French

SP_12407Eight more matches at the Meydenbauer Center today, as the last sixteen were decided.

The day started with a big upset as Gregoire Marche came through an 88-minute five-setter to beat 16th seed Steve Coppinger, to make it three Frenchman in the last sixteen [joining Gregory Gaultier and Mathieu Castagnet] for the first time since 2003.

SP_12437That was the only upset of the day, but Borja Golan, Tarek Momen, Mawan Elshorbagy and Karim Abdel Gawad were made to work hard for their three-nil wins while Omar Mosaad had to fight back from one-two down to end the challenge of Nafiizwan Adnan.

SP_12450Three-time champions Ramy Ashour and Nick Matthew both won in straight games, both agaisnt young Egyptian opposition, making it eight Egyptians and two Englishmen in round three.

Round TWO, bottom half of the draw:

Gregoire Marche (Fra) 3-2 [15] Steve Coppinger (Rsa) 5-11, 11-4, 11-8, 3-11, 11-7 (88m)
[14] Borja Golan (Esp) 3-0 Paul Coll (Nzl)  11-9, 13-11, 11-5 (55m)
[8] Tarek Momen (Egy) 3-0 Diego Elias (Per)   11-6, 11-1, 17-15 (43m)
[7] Omar Mosaad (Egy) 3-2 Nafiizwan Adnan (Mas)  11-7, 10-12, 4-11, 11-8, 11-1 (75m)

[10] Marwan Elshorbagy (Egy) 3-0 Daryl Selby (Eng)  11-7, 11-5, 13-11 (61m)
[4] Ramy Ashour (Egy) 3-0 Mohamed Abouelghar (Egy)  11-8, 11-9, 11-7 (37m)
[2] Nick Matthew (Eng) 3-0 [Q] Karim El Hammamy (Egy)  11-2, 11-8, 11-4 (38m)
[12] Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy) 3-0 Cesar Salazar (Mex)   11-7, 11-3, 14-12 (37m)

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