Ashour out of the Open

Ashour out of the Open

SH165112013 Allam British Open Champion Ramy Ashour has been forced to withdraw from competing in the 2015 edition of this year’s event, set to get under way at the Airco Arena on Monday 11th, due to injury.

The 28-year-old Egyptian has been ruled out after injuring his Achilles tendon, the latest setback in an injury-plagued period for the 2014 World Champion who only recently returned to competitive action on the PSA World Tour following a four-month absence due to a knee-meniscus problem.

As a result of Ashour’s withdrawal, fellow Egyptian and four-time World Champion Amr Shabana moves up to occupy the number four seeding and will take on England’s Chris Simpson in the opening round, while Botswanan Alister Walker finds himself elevated into the main draw to take on Marwan Elshorbagy.

There’s also movement for Simon Rösner, the German World No.7, as he becomes the 8th seed and will now face a qualifier in the first round.]