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KUMAR FIRST TO JOIN MAIN DRAW | 23rd September 2015 | PICTURES
It's always a shame when a dynamite match gets cut short. So it was today in the second qualifying round match between two stellar up-and-comers Kush Kumar (IND) and Ahmad Al-Saraj (JOR). It was a neck-and-neck first game, with tight play and some superb shotmaking by both, and Kumar just edged out the win in extra points. The second game promised to be as interesting, but at 2-1, what looked like pain in his side got the best of Al-Saraj, and he reterd injured, ceding the match to Kumar 15-13, 2-1 in 24 minutes.
DIXIT NABS ONE GAME, BUT LOSES MATCH | 23rd September 2015 | PICTURES
Sanjay Singh Chal (MAS) dominated the first two games against Ravi Dixit (IND). Singh came with a plan, and it worked, until Dixit mixed up his game in the third, taking it in extra points. But it wasn't enough. The fourth game saw Singh back on top, racking up a quick 10-1 lead with some tight play. Dixit kept his cool and stole a match point from Singh, but couldn't get any momentum and the match went to Singh 11-5, 11-4, 10-12, 11-2 in 38 minutes.
ALTAMIMI TAKES LONG MATCH DOWNER | 23rd September 2015 | PICTURES
Ammar Altamimi (KUW) and Robert Downer (ENG) went head to head today, each with a straightforward attacking game that delivered a long and interesting match for spectators. Unforced errors plagued Downer throughout and in the end that, combined with some more varied shotmaking by Altamimi, is what made the difference. Altamimi won 11-7, 14-12, 11-9 in 46 minutes.
LAKE DOMINATES MOLLER TO MAKE MAIN DRAW | 23rd September 2015 | PICTURES
The first game between Nathan Lake (ENG) and Edmon Lopez Moller (ESP) promised more than it delivered for the rest of the match. Lake always had the edge, but Moller pushed the game into extra points with some shots that moved Lake out of the middle. But from the second game on, Lake handily controlled the play, winning the match 12-10. 11-6, 11-5 in 46 minutes.
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