French World No.1 Gregory Gaultier has withdrawn from next week’s 2017 Men’s Oracle NetSuite Open in San Francisco due to an ankle injury.
The 34-year-old, who has won three Oracle NetSuite Open titles, was seeded first for the PSA M100 tournament but his ankle injury – a reoccurrence of the one that saw him forced to pull out of last year’s PSA Men’s World Championship at the semi-final stage – will prevent him from defending the title he won 12 months ago.
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As a result of the injury, Mohamed ElShorbagy moves up from third seed to number two seed and will take on a qualifier, while Willstrop will now face a qualifier instead of Australia’s Ryan Cuskelly, who now becomes the number eight seed..
Mexico’s World No.21 Cesar Salazar moves into the main draw and will take on Cuskelly for a place in the quarter-finals.
2017 Oracle NetSuite Open – Revised Men's First Round Draw
 Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v  Daryl Selby (ENG)
 Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) v Cesar Salazar (MEX)
[Qualifier] v  James Willstrop (ENG)
 Nick Matthew (ENG) v Borja Golan (ESP)
Diego Elias (PER) v  Fares Dessouky (EGY)
 Tarek Momen (EGY) v [Qualifier]
[WC] Faraz Khan (USA) v  Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
The qualifying stages and first round of the Oracle NetSuite Open will be held at local clubs between September 24-26, with matches from the quarter-finals onwards taking place on the Oracle NetSuite Challenge court on Justin Herman Plaza between September 27-30.
Action from the Oracle NetSuite Challenge court will be shown live on SQUASHTV (Rest of World) and Eurosport Player (Europe Only), while tickets start from $20 and can be purchased at www.netsuiteopensquash.tix.com