Day TWO : Gawad downs Elias on night of upsets

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.

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Optasia Championship 2023 : Wed 22nd Mar, Day TWO, Round TWO (top)

Eain Yow Ng (Mas) 3-1 [6] Victor Crouin (Fra)  6-11, 11-4, 12-10, 11-6 (56m)

[7] 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 [2] Diego Elias (Per)  7-11, 11-5, 12-10, 4-0 rtd (54m)

[9/16] Baptiste Masotti (Fra) 3-2 [4] Marwan ElShorbagy (Egy)  6-11, 11-6, 11-2, 9-11, 11-5 (46m)


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