Baptiste Masotti (FRA) 3-0  Miguel Rodriguez (COL) 11-7, 11-8, 11-6 (48m)
A bit of loss of confidence and lack of fitness obviously, this was my first match since I played against Ryan in the US after my calf injury, but he played very well, all credit to him…
Despite the result today, I am so happy to be back playing again after my injuries at the Us open. Today it was a real test for my body and I am grateful for being back on tour. Now got 2 weeks to start my training before heading to the World Open in Qatar.
“I can’t believe it, I just played very well today. On a normal court, anything is possible and a few months ago when I was playing against these kind of guys, I was thinking that it’s normal if I lose. Now I have changed my way of thinking, and I think everything is possible. I really wanted to win this game, and went I went on court I was thinking that I can win, so it changed a lot.
My coach, Renan Lavigne, is on holiday, but thanks to him, he watched my game yesterday and he gave me some advice to beat Miguel. This morning, Greg [Gaultier] sent me some texts as well, so I thank him too.
“I have one more game to win to play in front of the Pyramids. I will try my best because it has been one of my dreams since I was young. I watched Greg Gaultier when he was playing the World Championships here and it is one of the most beautiful places to play squash.”