R2: Mostafa Asal 3-0 Nicolas Mueller

[4] Mostafa Asal (EGY) 3-0 Nicolas Mueller (SUI)  11-2, 11-3, 11-4 (23m)

Next opponent: Joel Makin

Mostafa : “To play against one of the best players in the world, Nicky is very tricky and skilful and did this for years. I needed to be sharp and I was a bit lucky. It was special for me today after the hit with Jimbo [James Willstrop] on the glass court so thanks to Jimbo for that. I’m looking forward to my next match, for sure.

“I played some of my best squash today. I was faster and my ball was faster – long and short – and everything was clicking. When you have an amazing performance like this match it’s going to be tricky and you never know. Hopefully I can continue this form.

“Joel is one of the best – one of the most physical players and he plays really well. We have some intense battles and all credit to him – his physicality and how he fights we all learn from him and how he fights until the last point. I’m looking forward to it.”