After day two of the second round of the Punj Lloyd PSA Masters in Delhi, it will be the top eight seeds who contest the quarter-finals of the final World Series event of the year.
In today’s matches all four ‘challengers’ faced uphill tasks, having never beaten their respective opponents before, and none of those records were broken as the four seeded players all progressed without too much difficulty.
British champion Daryl Selby dropped the third game against Germany’s Simon Rosner, but reasserted strongly in the fourth, while his next opponent, the in-form James Willstrop, edged a close first game against Alister Walker before easing though the next two games.
Top seed Ramy Ashour, returning to action after missing the last few events through injury, took complete control of his match against Cameron Pilley after the Aussie had squeezed home in the second game on his sixth game ball, and he meets the third English winner of the day in Peter Barker, who ended home hopes with a solid enough four game win over Saurav Ghosal.
Today’s Results: Daryl Selby (Eng) bt Simon Rosner (Ger) 11/7, 11/6, 8/11, 11/5
 James Willstrop (Eng) bt Alister Walker (Bot) 12/10, 11/4, 11/5
 Ramy Ashour (Egy) bt Cameron Pilley (Aus) 11/5, 12/14, 11/2, 11/4
 Peter Barker (Eng) bt Saurav Ghosal (Ind) 11/5, 11/8, 6/11, 11/5
Quarter-final lineup, Fri 16th:
17.30  Gregory Gaultier (Fra) v  LJ Anjema (Ned)
18.30  Karim Darwish (Egy) v  Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy)
19.30  James Willstrop (Eng) v  Daryl Selby (Eng)
20.30  Ramy Ashour (Egy) v  Peter Barker (Eng)