R1: Fares Dessouky 3-0 David Baillargeon

Fares Dessouky (EGY) bt David Baillargeon (CAN)  3-0  11-8, 11-7, 11-7 (34m)

Next opponent: Marwan Elshorbagy or Auguste Dussourd

Fares didn’t seem too comfortable today, as he mentions it at the end of the match, he is testing himself and that shows. Let’s hope he can stay injury free, allowing him to express himself on the court, as we miss his shots and energy…

Fares :  This is the first match of the tournament. When you prepare well and do 100%, sometimes, the start of the event is a bit dodgy. Thinking too much probably!

Every match I’m testing myself, checking what I’m able to do.

It’s not the bad start, but finishing in 3 wasn’t easy at all. But it was a good test, a good start for the tournament. Sometimes, when you are nervous at the start of the tournament, it relaxes you and you play better in the next round.