R1: Mohamed ElSherbini (Egy) 3-1 Benjamin Aubert (Fra) 8-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-9 (55m)
A first Egyptian winner in the men’s event as Mohamed ElSherbini beats Benjamin Aubert in four …
Mohamed : “The beginnings are always tough, I haven’t been playing well for a long time,”
“It’s definitely good to get back into the mood of playing good tournaments and playing well overall. The first game I was so shaky and thank god I won.
“I was just overrunning the ball, I was so nervous in the beginning of the match – I was just running so fast and overrunning the ball, it was not the best but I’m glad to win and sometimes you have to win ugly.
“I was not planning to lose today even though my cousin’s wedding is today [Omar El Sherbini] but thank god I won today for him and hopefully I can win tomorrow for him.
“Congratulations Omar and I wish you a blessed life and happy wedding.”
🗣 "I was so nervous at the beginning of the match, I was just running so fast. I was actually over-running the ball!" @moelsherbini1 might miss his cousin's wedding, but he is through to the second round of the CIB @BlackBallSquash #BlackBallOpen pic.twitter.com/nHBHt9i9FN
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