Nick Matthew To Face Simon Rosner In Hong Kong 1st Round

The Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Squash Open is the sixth PSA World Series event of the year gets underway at the Hong Kong Squash Centre on 25 November.

Founded in 1985, the 27th edition of the event reaches its climax with semi-finals and final staged on a brand new all-glass show court erected at the Cultural Centre on the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui.

This year's Hong Kong Open, one of the most popular events on the world tour, has been chosen as the inspection event for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to determine which of the shortlisted sports should win a place on the programme for the 2020 Olympiad.

Hong Kong Open 1st Round Draw:
[1] James Willstrop (ENG) v Adrian Grant (ENG)
Ong Beng Hee (MAS) v Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)
Borja Golan (ESP) v Qualifier
[8] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) v Qualifier
[6] Peter Barker (ENG) v Qualifier
Cameron Pilley (AUS) v Qualifier
Daryl Selby (ENG) v Alister Walker (BOT)
[4] Karim Darwish (EGY) v Leo Au (HKG)
[3] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v Qualifier
Nicolas Mueller (SUI) v Qualifier
Saurav Ghosal (IND) v Qualifier
[5] Ramy Ashour (EGY) v Tarek Momen (EGY)
[7] Amr Shabana (EGY) v Qualifier
Tom Richards (ENG) v Olli Tuominen (FIN)
Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) v Omar Mosaad (EGY)
[2] Nick Matthew (ENG) v Simon Rosner (GER)

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2 time World Squash Champion Nick Matthew is seeded No.2 for next week's Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Squash Open and will play German No.1 Simon Rosner in the 1st round.