R1: Miguel 3-1 Youssef Sol

[8] Miguel Rodriguez (COL) 3-1 Youssef Soliman (EGY) 11-6, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8 (73m)


It was a tough first round, I’ve never played him before in PSA, only in an exhibition match. I knew I had to be on my toes and had to be focused. I’m just happy to perform on court and to run and get the balls. I had a tough week in Cairo, but I’m proceeding to the next round and I feel terrific being in Qatar, it’s one of my best tournaments on the tour, and I’m so happy I got the victory today.

“I recovered very quickly from my injury, and I’m glad that I can be on court and run and play. It’s such a tough sport and you have to be 100 per cent to play any of these guys on the tour.

“It will be another great match and a tough battle against Clyne, you can’t think that it will be an easy match. All of the players are training hard to compete, especially at this tournament.