Egyptian three-time World Champion Ramy Ashour has withdrawn from the upcoming J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions due to injury.
The 29-year-old, a three-time winner of the event that gets underway inside New York’s Grand Central Terminal this Thursday (Jan 12), conceded the final of the 2016 World Championship last November due to injury and has failed to recover in time to compete this week.
As a result German number one Simon Rösner moves up inside the main draw to occupy the number eight seeded position with Egyptian Zahed Mohamed moving into the main draw from qualification, where a first round encounter with current World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad awaits.
Revised Main Draw – J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions
 Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) v [Qualifier]
Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) v Max Lee (HKG)
Borja Golan (ESP) v Stephen Coppinger (RSA)
Daryl Selby (ENG) v  Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY)
 Omar Mosaad (EGY) v Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY)
Tarek Momen (EGY) v [Qualifier]
Fares Dessouky (EGY) v [WC] Todd Harrity (USA)
Diego Elias (PER) v  Gregory Gaultier (FRA)
 Nick Matthew (ENG) v [Qualifier]
James Willstrop (ENG) v Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)
Chris Simpson (ENG) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v  Ali Farag (EGY)
 Simon Rösner (GER) v [Qualifier]
Saurav Ghosal (IND) v [Qualifier]
Cameron Pilley (AUS) v [Qualifier]
Zahed Mohamed (EGY) v  Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)