After losing the first game, Welshman Joel Makin battled back to take the victory over Fares Dessouky to reach the semi finals of the Open de France – Nantes.
The World No.12 ran out into a big lead in the first, but Dessouky reeled off nine points out of 11 to come back from 9-3 down to win it 12-10.
However, Makin would not be denied the victory, as he fought back to take the second game 11-5. As the match got scrappy towards the end, the Welshman showed his mental strength to take the win in the third, booking his spot in the last four.
“I knew I had to take the middle back away from him because towards the end of the first game, he made himself big and he played a lot of flat kills which were effective, making me work around him,” Makin admitted.
“I enjoyed it three years ago when I last came and it has just got bigger. There are a lot of good players here, which is great. All the players enjoyed it from the very start, especially with a good crowd and a great atmosphere.”
Result – Men’s Quarter Final: Open de France – Nantes
 Joel Makin (WAL) bt  Fares Dessouky (EGY) 2-1: 10-12, 11-5, 11-8 (57m)