R1: Yip 3/0 Mazen Gamal

Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) 3-0 Mazen Gamal (EGY) 11-7, 11-3, 11-8 (29m)

“It’s always hard to focus right from the first point of a tournament, but I think I started the game well. That gave me the advantage, and I’m happy overall with the way I held on in the games and stuck with my game plan.

“I’m expecting good squash from Saurav, he’s a very good player. I just hope that I can perform as well as I am able to, and we’ll see how it goes.

“It’s always been a great pleasure playing in different glass courts all over the world. I haven’t been there, but I’ve seen pictures of the set up and I think it’s really amazing. It would be a pleasure and an honour to play on that court, so I will do my best to get there and play in front of the Pyramids and the crowd.”