Day FOUR, Willstrop stuns Gawad, Tamimi falls

Willstrop stuns Gawad as Momen ends Tamimi run

A dramatic first day of Round Three action saw one mighty upset and a narrow end to home hopes.

By contrast with what was to follow, Simon Rosner and Diego Elias enjoyed relatively calm and comfortable wins.

But a massive upset followed as 36-year-old James Willstrop secured an 11th Worlds quarter-final in his 16th appearance with a four game win over third seed and 2016 champion Karim Abdel Gawad.

In the final match home here Abdulla Al Tamimi came so close to a third upset win, he led second seed Tarek Momen by two games to one and 6-3, but t5he Egyptian fought back to dash home hopes.

Qatar PSA World Champs : Day FOUR, Round Three (top)

[5] Simon Rosner (Ger) 3-0 [11] Joel Makin (Wal)                        11-8, 11-8, 11-5 (47m)

[6] Diego Elias (Per) 3-1 [13] Fares Dessouky (Egy)          10-12, 11-8, 11-6, 11-4 (56m)

James Willstrop (Eng) 3-1 [3] Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy)  11-8, 4-11, 11-9, 12-10 (71m)

[2] Tarek Momen (Egy) 3-2 Abdulla Al Tamimi (Qat) 11-5, 10-12, 9-11, 11-9, 11-4 (76m)