Iker Pajares Bernabeu & Josh Masters won their opening matches at the 2018 Golootlo Pakistan Squash Open being staged at the DA Creek Club in Karachi to progress to the 2nd round of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour event.

Iker Pajares Bernabeu defeated Noman Khan 11-6 9-11 11-3 11-3 in 33 minutes and will today play fifth seed Arturo Salazar of Mexico whilst Josh Masters beat Ahmed Hosny of Egypt 11-8 11-4 11-7 in just 25 minutes and will today play second seed Diego Elias.

Pakistan No.1 Asim Khan was beaten in his opening matches by compatriot Tayyab Aslam 11-13 9-11 12-10 11-8 11-6 in 74 minutes.

Men’s Golootlo Pakistan Open 2018, DA Creek Club, Karachi, Pakistan

PSA World Tour Bronze

2nd Round:

[1] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) v [9/16] Tayyab Aslam (PAK)

[6] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) v [9/16] Mazen Gamal (EGY)

[8] Mohamed Reda (EGY) v [9/16] Ivan Yuen (MAS)

[4] Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) v Shehab Essam (EGY)

[3] Abdulla Al-Tamimi (QAT) v [9/16] Mostafa Asal (EGY)

[5] Arturo Salazar (MEX) v [9/16] Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP)

[7] Karim El Hammamy (EGY) v [9/16] Edmon Lopez (ESP)

[2] Diego Elias (PER) v [9/16] Joshua Masters (ENG)

1st Round:

[1] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bye

[9/16] Tayyab Aslam (PAK) bt Asim Khan (PAK) 11-13, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-6 (74m)

[9/16] Mazen Gamal (EGY) bt Mohd Syafiq Kamal (MAS) 11-7, 11-8, 14-12 (35m)

[6] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) bye

[8] Mohamed Reda (EGY) bye

[9/16] Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt [WC] Ahsan Ayaz (PAK) 11-8, 11-6, 11-2 (29m)

Shehab Essam (EGY) bt [9/16] Auguste Dussourd (FRA) 11-8, 10-12, 11-7, 11-9 (50m)

[4] Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) bye

[3] Abdulla Al-Tamimi (QAT) bye

[9/16] Mostafa Asal (EGY) bt Ammar Altamimi (KUW) 11-5, 11-9, 11-13, 11-4 (38m)

[9/16] Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) bt [WC] Noman Khan (PAK)    11-6, 9-11, 11-3, 11-3 (33m)

[5] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bye

[7] Karim El Hammamy (EGY) bye

[9/16] Edmon Lopez (ESP) bt Baptiste Masotti (FRA) 8-11, 11-3, 11-8, 3-11, 11-6 (52m)

[9/16] Joshua Masters (ENG) bt Ahmed Hosny (EGY) 11-8, 11-4, 11-7 (25m)

[2] Diego Elias (PER) bye

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