George Parker was denied a place in the last sixteen of the Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open by local favourite Tsz Fung Yip who defeated the young Englishman 14-12 7-11 8-11 11-5 11-9 in a close-fought 79 minute encounter on the third day of action at Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour Platinum event being staged at the Hong Kong National Squash Centre.

World No.25 Tsz Fung Yip claimed a hard-fought victory over England’s George Parker in five games to book his place in the third round of this tournament for the first time. The two players met earlier this season at the U.S. Open, where Parker prevailed by a 3-2 scoreline. However, buoyed by his home crowd, the win went the way of Fung Yip this time around and he will come up against former World No.1 Karim Abdel Gawad in the next round.

“It’s always a nice feeling to play in front of your home crowd,” said Fung Yip.

“They are very supportive and that gave me an extra boost. I hope to play to my capabilities and perform the way I have practiced [in the next round].”

Results – Men’s Second Round (Bottom Half): 2018 Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open

[4] Simon Rösner (GER) bt Adrian Waller (ENG) 3-1: 11-3, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9 (47m)

Nicolas Mueller (SUI) bt Omar Mosaad (EGY) 3-1: 11-3, 12-10, 8-11, 11-4 (53m)

Zahed Salem (EGY) bt Greg Lobban (SCO) 3-2: 7-11, 11-9, 3-11, 13-11, 11-7 (70m)

[5] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) bt Max Lee (HKG) 3-2: 6-11, 13-11, 6-11, 16-14, 11-8 (79m)

[8] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt Lucas Serme (FRA) 3-0: 11-8, 11-7, 14-12 (41m)

Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) bt George Parker (ENG) 3-2: 14-12, 7-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-9 (79m)

Diego Elias (PER) bt Saurav Ghosal (IND) 3-0: 11-2, 11-2, 13-11 (35m)

[2] Ali Farag (EGY) bt Gregoire Marche (FRA) 3-0: 11-9, 11-8, 11-4 (35m)

Draw – Men’s Third Round: To Be Played November 22

[1] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) v Tom Richards (ENG)

Declan James (ENG) v [6] Paul Coll (NZL)

[7] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) v Eain Yow Ng (MAS)

Raphael Kandra (GER) v [3] Tarek Momen (EGY)

[4] Simon Rösner (GER) v Nicolas Mueller (SUI)

Zahed Salem (EGY) v [5] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)

[8] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) v Tsz Fung Yip (HKG)

Diego Elias (PER) v [2] Ali Farag (EGY)

Results – Women’s Second Round (Bottom Half): 2018 Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open

[4] Camille Serme (FRA) bt Rachael Grinham (AUS) 3-0: 11-4, 11-6, 11-0 (20m)

Millie Tomlinson (ENG) bt [11] Nicol David (MAS) 3-2: 12-10, 0-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6 (49m)

[9] Alison Waters (ENG) bt Danielle Letourneau (CAN) 3-0: 14-12, 11-7, 11-9 (30m)

[7] Nouran Gohar (EGY) bt Emily Whitlock (ENG) 3-0: 11-3, 11-1, 11-6 (22m)

Yathreb Adel (EGY) bt [6] Laura Massaro (ENG) 3-1: 11-5, 11-6, 12-14, 11-3 (32m)

Joey Chan (HKG) bt [15] Salma Hany (EGY) 3-2: 9-11, 11-5, 11-8, 15-17, 11-7 (47m)

[13] Victoria Lust (ENG) bt Hollie Naughton (CAN) 3-1: 11-5, 7-11, 11-5, 11-5 (34m)

[2] Raneem El Welily (EGY) bt Rowan Elaraby (EGY) 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-1 (20m)

Draw – Women’s Third Round: To Be Played November 22

[1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v Amanda Sobhy (USA)

[12] Tesni Evans (WAL) v [8] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG)

[5] Joelle King (NZL) v Hania El Hammamy (EGY)

[14] Joshna Chinappa (IND) v [3] Nour El Tayeb (EGY)

[4] Camille Serme (FRA) v Millie Tomlinson (ENG)

[9] Alison Waters (ENG) v [7] Nouran Gohar (EGY)

Yathreb Adel (EGY) v Joey Chan (HKG)

[13] Victoria Lust (ENG) v [2] Raneem El Welily (EGY)

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