Egyptian trio Ramy Ashour, Amr Shabana and Mohamed Elshorbagy have sealed passage to the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Championship in Qatar.
Three more Egyptians were ousted, with Fares Dessouki losing 3-1 to Spain's Borja Golan, Tarek Moemen losing 3-2 to South Africa's Stephen Coppinger and Omar Mosaad losing 3-1 to Frenchman Gregory Gaultier.
World number one Elshorbagy of Egypt, who won the US Open last month, secured a hard-fought win over Germany's Simon Rosner, beating him 3-1 (11-8, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9) in 62 minutes.
Shabana, the world's number four, beat Swiss Max Lee 3-0 (6-11, 7-11, 4-11) while world number five Ashour overcame Colombia's Miguel Angel Rodriguez with a 3-1 win (9-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-4)
In Wednesday's quarter-final games, Ashour will face Borja Golan, Shabana will take on defending champion Nick Matthew and Elshorbagy will play Stephen Coppinger.
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