Hobbled by his hamstring, genius Ramy gives Hong Kong a miss
By NATHAN CLARKE
Egypt’s Ramy Ashour has withdrawn from the upcoming 2015 Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open, which gets under way on December 1st, due to a hamstring injury.
The 28-year-old has struggled with recurring hamstring issues for the past 18 months and suffered his latest setback during the semi-final of last week’s Men’s World Championship in Seattle.
As a result England’s Adrian Waller moves into the main draw of the PSA World Series tournament automatically to occupy the space vacated by the former World No.1 while Miguel Angel Rodriguez and Mathieu Castagnet both move up the seedings.
Main Draw – Men’s Hong Kong Open, PSA World Series
 Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) v Peter Barker (ENG)
Saurav Ghosal (IND) v Stephen Coppinger (RSA)
Daryl Selby (ENG) v Adrian Waller (ENG)
[Qualifier] v  Mathieu Castagnet (FRA)
 Omar Mosaad (EGY) v Max Lee (HKG)
Borja Golan (ESP) v [Qualifier]
Fares Dessouki (EGY) v Chris Simpson (ENG)
[Qualifier] v  Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)
 Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v [WC] Leo Au (HKG)
James Willstrop (ENG) v Ryan Cuskelly (AUS)
Cameron Pilley (AUS) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v  Simon Rösner (GER)
 Tarek Momen (EGY) v [Qualifier]
Tom Richards (ENG) v [Qualifier]
Mazen Hesham (EGY) v [Qualifier]
Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) v  Nick Matthew (ENG)