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Injured Anjema pulls out of US Open

Ghosal moves up and Dessouki steps in after Dutch ace withdraws

LJ Anjema at full stretch
LJ Anjema at full stretch

Dutchman Laurens Jan Anjema, the World No.16, has withdrawn from the forthcoming Delaware Investments US Open due to an ongoing ankle and foot injury, which also saw him retire during his quarter-final encounter with Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez during the recent NetSuite Open in San Francisco.

It means the man from Den Haag will miss his second consecutive PSA World Series competition, having been forced to pull out of August’s Hong Kong Squash Open at the last minute – again due to injury.

sauravgoldrunAnjema’s withdrawal means Indian Saurav Ghosal (right), part of the gold-medal-winning team at the recent Asian Games, moves up in the draw to become the number eight seed.

He will face Egyptian Fares Dessouki,who moves into the main draw as the expense of Anjema, in the first round.

The full, amended main draw for the Delaware Investments US Open is published below.

Action from the PSA World Series event will be live from Drexel University, Philadelphia from Saturday October 11 – Saturday October 18 and will be shown live on SquashTV (

Delaware Investments US Open – First Round Draw:
[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v [Qualifier]
Adrian Grant (ENG) v Alan Clyne (SCO)
Gregoire Marche (FRA) v [Qualifier]
Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) v [6] Simon Rösner (GER)
[5] Borja Golan (ESP) v Adrian Waller (ENG)
Mazen Hesham (EGY) v [Qualifier]
Cameron Pilley (AUS) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v [3] Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY)
[4] Amr Shabana (EGY) v [Qualifier]
Max Lee (HKG) v Joe Lee (ENG)
Nicolas Mueller (SUI) v Stephen Coppinger (RSA)
[WC] Christopher Gordon (USA) v [7] Omar Mosaad (EGY)
[8] Saurav Ghosal (IND) v [Q] Fares Dessouki (EGY)
Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) v Alister Walker (BOT)
Chris Simpson (ENG) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v [2] Nick Matthew (ENG) 

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