Baptiste Masotti (FRA) 3-0 Borja Golan (ESP) 11-6, 11-7, 11-7 (44m)
“Borja is a good friend of mine and I know that he is playing very well. It’s my first [Platinum] event, and since the beginning of the season I’ve started playing bigger tournaments as my ranking has been going up.
“I was playing $100Ks and a $70K in Nantes, so I’ve always played these kind of guys from the first round. I’e only won one match from the beginning of the season, so this one was very special for me. A few weeks ago I started working with my mental coach and started being more calm and more confident with myself, so I’m very happy to win in three.
“It was a mental battle even if there were only three games. I can’t believe I won my first match here, I’m going to play tomorrow against Miguel, so it’s all good.
“I’ve not worked on Miguel’s game because I have been going game-by-game and match-by-match, so I will speak to my coach, I’m pretty sure he knows Miguel very well, and with Greg Gaultier as well, I will get some advice to play him. I just want to enjoy myself on court and see what happens.
“He is the favourite, but in squash, especially on this hard court, you never know. I will try my best and I’m pleased to be on court with these guys.”