Sébastien Bonmalais 3-1 [17/32] Cesar Salazar (MEX) 12-10, 6-11, 11-3, 2-0 retired (48m)
[17/32] Lucas Serme3-0 Mazen Gamal (EGY) 11-4, 11-5, 11-6 (40m)
“I feel like it has been a while since I won in three actually. I feel like there’s been a lot of hard matches lately. It was really hard, obviously, because he is a good player but to win in three was good, and it gives me confidence.
“I actually have played him a few times but it has been a while, a few years, since our last encounter. I knew the kind of player he is, but I didn’t know how he managed with the pandemic. Did he train a lot? Did he play many tournaments?
“I took it like any other match, really seriously. I tried to focus on myself, feel good, relaxed and ready, and to do my thing, which I did.”
“I played well and I am happy to be through. I had a good tournament at the U.S. Open and to confirm that by making it to the second round here, I’m very happy.
“I was feeling confident and in the fourth, I felt like I could play for a long time. I just wanted to keep the ball on the court and it would break him. It was really positive for me!”
(heure française, -1h par rapport à l’heure locale).
Comme d’habitude, les matches disputés sur les courts annexes (n°1 et 2) seront normalement disponibles en streaming gratuit sur la chaîne YouTube et la page Facebook de la PSA. Ceux qui se jouent sur le court vitré du Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex seront diffusés sur SquashTV.