Youth over Experience as Mostafa downs James

R3: Mostafa Asal (Egy) 3-0 James Willstrop (Eng)  11-5, 11-8, 11-5 (40m)

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The practice mood is still on. I swear I don’t have the feeling I’m playing in a tournament. Maybe I miss that fear a bit, but come on, I’m getting my best results in that mood.

I’m doing all the rest, I’m not eating what I’m not supposed to it, I’m sticking to my nutrition plan, I talk with my coaches every day for the game plans, but I feel free. So free.

It’s such a normal day. James is one of my role models with Gaultier, actually we played an exhibition with James back in January, after the TOC, it was amazing. I cannot express the respect I have for him, the matches he produced today, at 37, taking out Makin…

I’m happy/lucky I managed his skilfulness, I’m happy I’m playing in the Pyramids, and still more and more…


Too good, Pure Class. Accuracy too good.

The lob was working well for me but I cannot lob everything all the time, and I couldn’t do much else, he took away all my options.