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Mostafa Asal is into the quarter finals of the Wimbledon Club Squash Squared Open

Wimbledon: Asal, Masotti and Mangaonkar Shock Seeds on Day Two

Mostafa Asal, Baptiste Masotti and Mahesh Mangaonkar are all into the quarter finals of the Wimbledon Club Squash Squared Open after beating their seeded opponents in the second round.

Masotti and Mangaonkar are tied at 61st in the world rankings, but both are through, after defeating Mathieu Castagnet and Cesar Salazar, respectively.

The Frenchman got the better of compatriot Castagnet, who made it all the way through to the semi finals of the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic back in March.

Masotti, who has won the Carter Classic and the Crawford Fund Management Open this year, continued his good form with a victory over his countryman.

The lower ranked man held the lead twice, at 1-0 and 2-1, but Castagnet refused to go away, fighting back to level the match on both occasions. However, Masotti got over the line in the fifth, taking an 11-4, 8-11, 11-5, 7-11, 11-7 victory in exactly an hour.

Meanwhile, India’s No.3 Mangaonkar got the better of Mexico’s Cesar Salazar, beating the World No.24 in straight games, 11-9, 11-5, 11-9.

He will now face Egypt’s World No.33, Mostafa Asal, who overcame England’s Tom Richards, ranked 11 places above him in the world, in the last 16. Asal won the match in straight games.

The only favourite to win on the second day of the tournament was the No.1 seed, Marwan ElShorbagy, who defeated compatriot Fares Dessouky.

The World No.18 has been on a great run of form since returning from his 14-month layoff due to an ACL injury, by reaching the semi finals of the El Gouna International, his first appearance in the last four of a PSA Platinum event.

The event is a significant fundraiser for Squash Squared, which is a UK registered squash and education charity supporting disadvantaged students for academic and sporting success. Tickets can be purchased via the tournament website and prices start from £20 for adults and £10 for juniors.

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Results – Round Two (Top Half)
[1] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) bt Fares Dessouky (EGY) 3-1: 7-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-7 (64m)
Baptiste Masotti (FRA) bt [5] Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) 3-2: 11-4, 8-11, 11-5, 7-11, 11-7 (60m)
Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt [7] Cesar Salazar (MEX) 3-0: 11-9, 11-5, 11-9 (44m)
Mostafa Asal (EGY) bt [4] Tom Richards (ENG) 3-0: 11-9, 11-4, 11-7 (42m)

Draw: Round Two (Bottom Half)
[3] James Willstrop (ENG) v Chris Simpson (ENG)
Ben Coleman (ENG) v [8] Lucas Serme (FRA)
[6] Daryl Selby (ENG) v George Parker (ENG)
Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) v [2] Omar Mosaad (EGY)

Draw: Quarter Finals (Top Half)
[1] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) v Baptiste Masotti (FRA)
Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) v Mostafa Asal (EGY)

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