R2: Masotti 3-0 Miguel

Baptiste Masotti (FRA) 3-0 [8] 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.

I’m very happy to keep my strategy during the game and forget the mistakes that I used to do. I can’t wait to be on court again, Egypt is nice to me, so I hope I can play again.

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.”