Elias out injured

Peruvian World No#12 Diego Elias has pulled out of the upcoming AJ Bell PSA World Championships in Manchester due to a hamstring tear.

The 21-year-old from Lima has been in fine form so far this season, claiming semi-final spots at the Oracle NetSuite Open and Channel VAS Championships in recent months, but he will miss out on a third appearance at the sport’s biggest tournament.

His withdrawal has resulted in a reshuffle to the men’s draw, with Spain’s former World #5 Borja Golan now facing a qualifier, while England’s World #47 Nathan Lake – who came within a whisker of beating eventual champion Karim Abdel Gawad in round one of last year’s tournament – comes into the main draw and he will take on compatriot Chris Simpson.