2015 World Champion Gregory Gaultier has withdrawn from this month's Windy City Open presented by Guggenheim Partners and Equitrust Life Insurance after failing to recover from an ankle injury sustained during January's J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions.
The 33-year-old Frenchman had hoped to compete at the second PSA World Series tournament of 2016 but hasn't been able to make a return to full fitness and will now be replaced in the main draw of the event, which gets underway at the University Club of Chicago on February 25, by Egyptian Mohamed Abouelghar.
Abouelghar will take on a yet-to-be-determined qualifier in the first round while Karim Abdel Gawad has moved up the draw to occupy the number eight seed and will also face a qualifier on day one.
2016 Windy City Open – Revised Main Draw:
 Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) v [Qualifier]
Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) v [Qualifier]
Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) v Max Lee (HKG)
[Qualifier] v  Simon Rösner (GER)
 Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) v [Qualifier]
Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) v [Qualifier]
Tom Richards (ENG) v [Qualifier]
Chris Simpson (ENG) v  Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)
 Omar Mosaad (EGY) v James Willstrop (ENG)
Saurav Ghosal (IND) v [Qualifier]
Daryl Selby (ENG) v Cameron Pilley (AUS)
Ali Farag (EGY) v  Ramy Ashour (EGY)
 Tarek Momen (EGY) v Mazen Hesham (EGY)
Fares Dessouki (EGY) v [Qualifier]
Borja Golan (ESP) v Ryan Cuskelly (AUS)
[WC] Chris Hanson (USA) v  Nick Matthew (ENG)
With places at the season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals still also to play for the Windy City Open promises to deliver another enthralling instalment of World Series action, all of which will be available to watch live and exclusive on SQUASHTV and Eurosport Player.
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