R3: Diego no worries against Y Soliman

[5] Diego Elias (PER) 3-0 [15] Youssef Soliman (EGY) 11-4, 11-2, 11-3 (37m)

PSA reports

‘Peruvian Puma’ Diego Elias wasted no time in moving though to the quarter finals of the PSA World Championships as he comfortably beat Youssef Soliman in just 37 minutes restricting him to just nine points in the entire match.

Elias effortlessly moved round the court, nullifying all of Soliman’s strengths and making the Egyptian do plenty of work himself. Once the Peruvian found his length into the back of the court, the writing was on the wall for Soliman. Elias took the opening game 11-4.

More of the same followed in the second game, Elias was working the ball around the court nicely and capitalising on loose shots from Soliman with a few errors and a drop of the head from the Egyptian to see the second and third games out 11-2, 11-3.


“I felt pretty good today. Youssef is a great plater, we played in the finals of world juniors so we’ve known each other for a long time and know our games well. I’m happy with this performance after ToC my body was a little tired but it’s feeling better and better with every round.

“After playing in ToC in then coming straight here and playing five games in the first round on the normal courts, the rest days help and I feel better and better every day I came here to win the tournament so let’s hope that happens.”