Fares Dessouky (EGY) 3-1  Simon Rösner (GER) 11-5, 8-11, 11-9, 11-9 (61m)
Simon (on twitter)
Quick visit to Kairo this year but some positives to take from that match for sure. Will come back stronger for the next one, the worlds in Doha!
“The injury I had taught me so many things – on and off court – I’m not there mentally yet and I’m not strong yet but I’m trying to be consistent like I was before and hopefully it works this tournament.
“It’s a very big tournament here, everyone is watching and it’s a huge thing for all of the players to be here playing in front of the Pyramids – it’s a great event and I’m happy it’s back.”