MATCH 1 | (1) Fares Dessouky (EGY) beat 3-0 (3) Chris Simpson (ENG) 14-12, 11-5, 11-7 (45 mins)
Despite Saurav's exit last night a sporting Mumbai crowd showed up clocking the largest attendance of the week. A fairly tentative start by both players before they found their range and some immaculate length. 7 all and then 9 all as the juniors got a lesson in ' tight squash' Dessouky played a delicate drop to bring up game ball , only to have Chris respond with a brace of superb points to have a game ball himself at 12-11. The stronger Dessouky reeled off three in a row to take the opener.
The second saw the Egyptian in control as he raced to 6-2 and then 9-3. Amazing attacking by Dessouky as Chris fought on defending dourly, using the height to change the pace. Dessouky has all the answers to the questions being asked of him and soon led 2-0. The Englishman wasn't going away and kept at it. Another lesson for the juniors : Grit He led 6-5 before the top seed raised it a notch and closed it out at 11-7. A fine win for Dessouky who has been extremely impressive all week.
Chris Simpson: In first I had a game ball, it was a 50-50 game and i lost that in long momentum. I has a massive lost of concentration i think and failed in the second because when the game was 50-50 where you cant lose your concentration for even 2 minutes at this level but i lost it.
Fares Dessouky: Yes it was tough match, Christ was really good. I am sure we are going to have many upcoming battles in the series. I really enjoyed playing with him today, it was nice game.