Hong Kong’s Leo Au put in a tidy performance as he dispatched Boston-based Shahjahan Khan by an 11-3, 11-5, 11-5 scoreline to earn his spot in the last 32 of the Windy City Open presented by the Walter Family.
Khan, who was born in Quetta, Pakistan before switching allegiance to the United States, was backed to the hilt by spectators at the University Club of Chicago and showed some nice touches throughout the 34-minute clash.
But Au was always ahead, and it was a consummate performance from the World No.22 as he went about his business with minimum fuss. He will line up against top seed Ali Farag next.
“I’m happy to come back to this event, it’s always nice to play at such an amazing place,” Au said.
“I’m happy to get through the first round and I hope I can keep the performance up. I think it will be a tough match [against Farag] and I will look forward to it.”
Leo Au (HKG) bt [WC] Shahjahan Khan (USA) 3-0: 11-3, 11-3, 11-5 (34m)