R1: Mazen 3-0 over Karim AF in tough all-Egyptian

Mazen Hesham (EGY) bt Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) 13-11, 15-13, 11-8 (45m)


I feel tired, more mentally than anything else. I think he was too, and we both made so many errors. It’s not like we were putting each other under pressure, but we kept giving each other points by making so many errors. I won the games because he was tinning before me!

Next round I’m playing Nici, last time he chopped me killed me 3/0 in the TOC, I hope that this time round at least I can take a few games!

So nice to be in Egypt, with my mum, my dad, everybody, we are so lucky to have this event here…