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US Open: Darwish injury lets in Clyne

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Scottish No.1 meets Adrian Grant in revised first round draw
By Squash Mad Reporter

Karim Darwish stretches that hamstring
Karim Darwish stretches that hamstring

Former World No.1 Karim Darwish, the Egyptian who occupied the World No.10 slot in the October PSA Rankings, has withdrawn from the upcoming Delaware Investments US Open World Series Tournament that gets underway in Philadelphia on Saturday October 11.

ClyneFlyingScotThe 33-year-old from Cairo has been forced to miss the tournament at Drexel University after suffering a hamstring injury and as a result Scotsman Alan Clyne (right) moves into the main draw and will face England’s Adrian Grant on the opening day of action.

The prize on offer is a seeded match-up in the second round with top seed Gregory Gaultier.

The last Grant and Clyne met was in front of a packed crowd at the Commonwealth Games, when Grant and Nick Matthew beat Clyne and Harry Leitch in the semi-finals of the men’s doubles.

The Delaware Investments US Open gets under way at Drexel University, Philadelphia from Saturday October 11 – Saturday October 18 and all the main draw action will be shown live on SquashTV: www.psasquashtv.com

Delaware Investments US Open – Amended Main 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] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) v Saurav Ghosal (IND)
Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) v Alister Walker (BOT)
Chris Simpson (ENG) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v [2] Nick Matthew (ENG)

 

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