Squash: Ashour reaches round 2 of Punj Lloyd PSA Masters

Eslam Omar, Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

Four Egyptians compete for $165,000 prize at Professional Squash Association's premier event

Ramy Ashour
Ramy Ashour (Photo: Reuters)

Former world number-one Ramy Ashour of Egypt has reached round two of the Punj Lloyd PSA Masters 2011 in New Delhi after beating Malaysia’s Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan 3-1.

The 24-year-old Ashour, who holds three 2011 World Series titles, finally made his return to the PSA World Tour after suffering a hamstring injury in last month's World Open needing 42 minutes to knock out world number-37 Adnan (11-9, 3-11, 4-11, 9-11).

Another three Egyptians – Karim Darwish, Mohamed El-Shorbagy and Omar Mosaad – passed to the second round, competing for the $165,000 prize for the tournament currently taking place in Siri Fort Complex.

Hisham Mohamed Ashour, Mohd Ali Anwar Reda and Omar Abdel Aziz weren’t successful, having been eliminated after their first-round battles.

Results of the tournament are as follows:

1st round (lower half of draw):
[3] James Willstrop (ENG) bt Nicolas Mueller (SUI) 8-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-5 (45m)
Alister Walker (BOT) bt Alan Clyne (SCO) 11-5, 11-6, 11-5 (28m)
Simon Rosner (GER) bt Omar Abdel Aziz (EGY) 11-7, 11-6, 11-4 (34m)
[7] Daryl Selby (ENG) bt Mohammed Abbas (EGY) 11-4, 11-7, 11-9 (33m)
[5] Peter Barker (ENG) bt Olli Tuominen (FIN) 11-4, 11-4, 11-1 (25m)
Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt Julian Illingworth (USA) 12-10, 11-4, 11-2 (42m)
Cameron Pilley (AUS) bt Jonathan Kemp (ENG) 11-5, 9-11, 11-4, 13-11 (55m)
[1] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) 9-11, 11-3, 11-4, 11-9 (42m)

2nd round line-up:
[2] Karim Darwish (EGY) v Tom Richards (ENG)
[6] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) v Borja Golan (ESP)
[8] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) v Omar Mosaad (EGY)
[4] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v Mohd Azlan Iskandar (MAS)
[3] James Willstrop (ENG) v Alister Walker (BOT)
[7] Daryl Selby (ENG) v Simon Rosner (GER)
[5] Peter Barker (ENG) v Saurav Ghosal (IND)
[1] Ramy Ashour (EGY) v Cameron Pilley (AUS)

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