R1: Alan 3-1 Ryosei

Alan Clyne (SCO) 3-1 [Q] Ryosei Kobayashi (JPN) 12-10, 11-5, 7-11, 11-9 (52m)

“It was a tricky test, but I knew that because I know him from when we both were at Rochester, so I know how talented he is. I only just managed to sneak through in the fourth so I am happy,” Clyne explained.

“When he gets his tail between the legs, he has the momentum and if it had gone to a fifth then it would have been difficult. He was playing some ridiculous shots, some stuff I had never seen before. It was tough out there.”