R1: Diego Elias 3-0 Abdulla Al-Tamimi

[3] Diego Elias (PER) 3-0 Abdulla Al-Tamimi (QAT)  11-2, 11-3, 11-6 (30m)

Diego cruised his way into the second round after downing Abdulla Al Tamimi 3-0 in the final match of the opening day. The Peruvian, who reached the quarter-finals at last year’s event, defeated the Qatari in 30 minutes to confirm his place in the second round.

Elias was quick out of the blocks, producing a complete performance in the opening game, which he won 11-2.

The World No.4 quickly nudged two games ahead with another clinical display, dominating the middle of the court throughout and left no loose balls for Al Tamimi to try and find his way back into the contest.

Al Tamimi got the desired start to a crucial third game, but his lead was quickly gone when Elias got back on top and closed out and 11-6 success.