R1: Zahed 3-1 Yip

[14] Zahed Salem (EGY) 3-1 Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) 11-7, 3-11, 11-3, 11-6 (33m)


I am happy to beat him today in four, especially as it is the first round of the World Championships, because we all want to make a good start to the tournament. I had to give it everything.

He was comfortable in the second game because he played so well. I had to prepare mentally for the third game, because I knew it would be tough. I made sure I started the game, and the first few points strongly, and from there I felt more confident.