MATCHES: 28/11/2017 - Noon

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Pool H 

India vs Malaysia


#1: Saurav Ghosal 2-3 Nafiizwan Adnan : (8-11, 11-8, 11-5, 4-11, 9-11) -72m

#3: Mahesh Mangaonkar 3-1 Mohammad Syafiq Kamal:  (8-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-5) - 53m

#2: Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu 2-3 Eain Yow Ng : (7-11, 11-5, 11-8, 6-11, 5-11)




 The number 1 string match between Saurav Ghosal and Nafizwan Adnan was awaited and it did not disappoint. The Malaysian was very solid in the first game, mixing the pace beautifully and attacking well at the front of the court (11-8). Ghosal started to move his opponent around the court more and more, especially with some very accurate boasts and got the reward in the second and third games (11-8, 11-4). Just when we thought that the Indian had the match under control, Adnan found a second wind and completely dominated the fourth (9-4). The fifth was nail-bitting, the two players going for some point up to 5-5, before Ghosal got a 2-point lead (8-6 and 9-7). The Malaysian kept fighting, won the next 3 points and closed the match on a stroke, to the dismay of his opponent. Malaysia takes a crucial lead, 1-0.

 Mahesh Mangaonkar then equalized for India, winning in four games after losing the first to Mohammad Syafiq Kamal. Deciding match to follow between Sandhu and youngster Ng, 2016 World Junior Champion.

And it was an another ferocious battle between the number 2s. Yow Ng got the better start before Sandhu showed his experience and won the second and third game to take the lead. But the young Malaysian was impressive from then, going from strength to strength and completely dominating the fifth game. Almost 4 hours after the start of the tie, Malaysia beat India 2-1 and will top pool H if they win against Austria tomorrow.

Reactions from Yow Ng and Malaysia's team manager Major Maniam to follow


Pool B 


#1: James Willstrop bt Olli Tuominen: 3-0 (11-9, 11-7, 11-8) -33m

#3: Adrian Waller bt Matias Tuomi: 3-0 (11-4, 11-7, 11-3) -27m

#2: Daryl Selby bt Jami Aijanen :3-0 (11-7, 11-7, 11-4- 27m




Pool F


 #1: Paul Coll bt Todd Harrity : 3-0 (11-9, 11-7, 11-3) -40m

#3: Christopher Hanson 3-1 Evan Williams (8-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-7) -47m

#2: Campbell Grayson 3-1 Christopher Gordon (11-6, 11-3, 9-11, 11-7)-58min





 Another easy day for the British as their player still didn't lost any game. Willstrop paved the way as the #1 since Nick Matthew was at rest and won against the veteran Olli Tuominen. Adrian Waller and Daryl Selby finished both in 27 minutes.




The Americans came close to creating an upset on court 4. As the tie began as expected with a 3-0 by Paul Coll, the second match, between Chris Hanson World n°79 and Evan Williams World n°87 was won by the American who offered the first win in a match for USA in MWT 2017. The third match was a fight that lasted 58min and saw Campell Grayson beat Christopher Gordon to allow New-Zeland to keep their standing and qualify for the round of sixteen.                               


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