Gawad downs Elias on a night of upsets
2019 Champion Karim Abdel Gawad led the way on a night of upsets at the Wimbledon Club as he downed second seed Diego Elias, putting the Peruvian’s bid to become world #1 for at least a few weeks.
Gawad will play Malaysia’s Eain Yow Ng, who came from a game down to beat sixth seeded Frenchman Victor Crouin.
There was French success though, as Baptiste Masotti overcame fourth seed Marwan ElShorbagy in five games, setting up a quarter-final against seventh seed Joel Makin, the only seeded survivor of the night.
Read on for the full stories …
Eain Yow Ng (Mas) 3-1  Victor Crouin (Fra) 6-11, 11-4, 12-10, 11-6 (56m)
 Joel Makin (Wal) 3-0 [9/16] Saurav Ghosal (Ind) 11-6, 11-8, 11-4 (43m)
[9/16] Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy) 3-1  Diego Elias (Per) 7-11, 11-5, 12-10, 4-0 rtd (54m)
[9/16] Baptiste Masotti (Fra) 3-2  Marwan ElShorbagy (Egy) 6-11, 11-6, 11-2, 9-11, 11-5 (46m)
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R2: Marwan in, out, in, out….
Baptiste Masotti (Fra) 3-2  Marwan ElShorbagy (Egy) 6-11, 11-6, 11-2, 9-11, 11-5 (46m) […]
R2: Gawad through as Elias pulls up
R2: Joel had to push hard today…
R2: Eain Yow’s second upset in a row !
Eain Yow Ng (Mas) 3-1  Victor Crouin (FRra 6-11, 11-4, 12-10, 11-6 (56m) […]
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