2021 Platinum Reports REPORTS

R1: Clyne sees off wildcard Ismail

R1: Alan Clyne (Sco) 3-0 [wc] Ahmed Ismail (Egy) 11-4, 11-4, 11-9 (38m)

Scotland’s Alan Cyne sees off wildcard Ahmed Ismail in straight games

Alan:  “He was really going for it and especially in the third game he hit some really good shots,”

“I had to batten down the hatches a bit, try and make sure I kept it away from his volley and buried in the back to just sneak through in the third game. He’s a good player and he’s going to have good years to come.

“I was happy with how I got the length towards the end, I wasn’t happy with the length throughout the whole game, there was a lot of coming into the middle of the court and I’m definitely going to be punished for that in matches to come. I thought some of the short game was ok, there’s things to improve on for the next match.

“It’s been since December, when we were last here, that it was the last real tournament. I’m lucky in Scotland that I have some good training partners, who are able to try and keep me sharp and play some match practice in our club but it’s not the same as getting out here and on SquashTV. That’s what we play for and it’s great to be back out.”