After a bye in the first round, fifth-seeded Asim Khan of Pakistan faced Egyptian Omar ElKattan for a place in the quarterfinals. The Egyptian managed to pull the second set to a tiebreak, but Asim Khan held on to his nerves and closed out the match in three, 11-8, 13-11, 11-6. He will now face third-seed Egyptian Mazen Gamal for a semifinal place.

His compatriots, Israr Ahmed and Amaad Fareed were not as fortunate in their second round matches. Israr Ahmed found himself up against top seed and world no. 48 Ivan Yuen. Yuen, being the more experienced of the two by almost a decade, dispatched Israr Ahmed in three short games.

Amaad Fareed was up against the sixth-seeded Lau Tsz Kwan of Hong Kong. After falling behind in the first set, Amaad Fareed managed to draw level, but could not keep up the momentum, eventually falling in four sets.

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