Josh Masters bows-out of Chicago Open in quarter-finals

Despite another impressive performance at the 2018 Chicago Open, Josh Masters was unable to progress beyond Australian No.1 Ryan Cuskelly in the quarter-finals of the Chicago Open being staged at the Life Time Athletic Vernon Hills.

The recently crowned World University Champion extended the top seed for 50 minutes before eventually succumbing 11-4 11-7 11-3.

$28,000 Men's Walker & Dunlop/Hussain Family Chicago Open 2018, Life Time Athletic Vernon Hills, Chicago, USA
Semi-Finals:

[1] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) v [9/16] Mostafa Asal (EGY)
[2] Cesar Salazar (MEX) v [5] Arturo Salazar (MEX)

Quarter-Finals:
[1] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) bt [7] Joshua Masters (ENG) 11-4, 11-7, 11-3 (50m)
[9/16] Mostafa Asal (EGY) bt [4] Eain Yow Ng (MAS) 11-7, 12-10, 11-8 (65m)
[5] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bt [3] Campbell Grayson (NZL) 11-5, 12-10, 11-2 (39m)
[2] Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt [9/16] Baptiste Masotti (FRA) 8-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-8 (50m)

2nd Round:
[1] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) bt [9/16] Chris Hanson (USA) 11-7, 11-5, 11-4 (49m)
[7] Joshua Masters (ENG) bt Rui Soares (POR) 11-6, 11-2, 11-6 (40m)
[9/16] Mostafa Asal (EGY) bt [8] Peter Creed (WAL) 11-7, 11-2, 11-9 (60m)
[4] Eain Yow Ng (MAS) bt [9/16] Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) 11-5, 12-10, 6-11, 12-10 (90m)
[3] Campbell Grayson (NZL) bt [9/16] Vikram Malhotra (IND) 11-9, 4-11, 11-8, 11-7 (56m)
[5] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bt [9/16] Edmon Lopez (ESP) 11-4, 11-5, 11-5
[9/16] Baptiste Masotti (FRA) bt [6] Nathan Lake (ENG) 11-6, 11-8, 11-7
[2] Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt [9/16] Karim El Hammamy (EGY) 11-6, 11-8, 11-6

1st Round:
[1] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) bye
[9/16] Chris Hanson (USA) bt [WC] Cole Becker (USA) 11-8, 11-5, 11-1 (27m)
Rui Soares (POR) bt [9/16] Faraz Khan (USA) 11-5, 11-6, 7-11, 14-12 (60m)
[7] Joshua Masters (ENG) bye
[8] Peter Creed (WAL) bye
[9/16] Mostafa Asal (EGY) bt Michael McCue (CAN) 11-2, 11-7, 11-5 (60m)
[9/16] Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) bt Ben Coates (ENG) 11-7, 11-4, 12-10 (28m)
[4] Eain Yow Ng (MAS) bye
[3] Campbell Grayson (NZL) bye
[9/16] Vikram Malhotra (IND) bt [WC] Chris Fuller (ENG) 11-5, 11-8, 11-4 (49m)
[9/16] Edmon Lopez (ESP) bt David Baillargeon (CAN) 12-10, 11-4, 9-11, 11-7 (70m)
[5] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bye
[6] Nathan Lake (ENG) bye
[9/16] Baptiste Masotti (FRA) bt Lyell Fuller (ENG) 11-5, 11-9, 11-4 (30m)
[9/16] Karim El Hammamy (EGY) bt Shahjahan Khan (PAK) 7-11, 9-11, 13-11, 16-14, 11-5 (109m)
[2] Cesar Salazar (MEX) bye

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