R2: Simpson beats Abou in 3-2 shocker


Chris Simpson (ENG) 3-2 [6] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) 12-10, 7-11, 11-3, 8-11, 11-5 (73m)


“The most unexpected win of my career.

“I’ve had an awful summer. Injuries, literally almost no squash and that’s sometimes just the way it goes. I was relaxed, I went on and knew he had been injured as well and after having such a good end to the season maybe he put a bit of pressure on himself, but I just wanted to do myself justice and to be honest I didn’t have any considerations about winning.

“I just wanted to have a nice game and feel like I’d played some good squash again because I hadn’t felt like I’d done that in a long time. Without a doubt I played some of the best squash I have played since 2016, before I got injured. I’m over the moon.”