Egypt’s three-time World Champion Ramy Ashour has withdrawn from the upcoming Oracle NetSuite Open, PSA World Tour Gold tournament due to a knee injury.
Ashour, the World No.9, had been in line to make his first appearance of the season after injury disrupted his 2017/18 campaign, but his knee problem means that he will miss out on the chance to lift a third Oracle NetSuite Open title.
Ashour’s withdrawal means that Peru’s World No.11 Diego Elias moves up to the No.8 seeded position and now receives a bye into the second round, while World No.34 Mazen Hesham will now play tournament wildcard Charlie Johnson.
Meanwhile, Australia’s Ryan Cuskelly will play England's Nathan Lake.
Revised Main Draw – 2018 Men’s Oracle NetSuite Open
 Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) (bye)
Joel Makin (WAL) v [9/16] Gregoire Marche (FRA)
[9/16] Mazen Hesham (EGY) v [WC] Charlie Johnson (ENG)
 Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) (bye)
 Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) (bye)
Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) v [9/16] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT)
[9/16] Saurav Ghosal (IND) v Campbell Grayson (NZL)
 Tarek Momen (EGY) (bye)
 Simon Rösner (GER) (bye)
Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) v [9/16] Cesar Salazar (MEX)
[9/16] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) v Nathan Lake (ENG)
 Gregory Gaultier (FRA) (bye)
 Diego Elias (PER) (bye)
Lucas Serme (FRA) v  Mathieu Castagnet (FRA)
[9/16] James Willstrop (ENG) v Alan Clyne (SCO)
 Ali Farag (EGY) (bye)
Tickets start from $20 and can be purchased via the tournament website.