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Tarek Momen

World No.3 Momen Withdraws from British Open

Egypt’s World No.3 Tarek Momen has withdrawn from this month’s Allam British Open due to a hamstring injury.

As a result of his withdrawal, New Zealand’s Paul Coll replaces him as the number four seed, Peru’s Diego Elias moves up to No.8 and France’s Gregoire Marche also now moves up the draw and receives a bye into the second round.

Qatar’s Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi moves up the draw to play Egypt’s World Junior Champion Mostafa Asal, while Pakistan’s Tayyab Asalm moves into the draw and will face Egypt’s Mazen Hesham.

“I’m disappointed to miss out on the Allam British Open this year,” said World No.3 Momen.

“I’ve been dealing with a hamstring issue for the past two months. Taking painkillers has helped me through most of my matches but the pain is not going away.

“Also, in the two weeks leading up to the British Open we’ll be observing Ramadan so I can’t risk putting my body and this injury through rigorous training while dehydrated. That’s why I’ve decided to take a much needed break to fix this issue and get the right treatment before it turns into something more serious.

“I’m looking forward to playing the season ending CIB World Tour Finals in Cairo in June, hopefully by then I’ll be fully recovered and best of luck to all players in Hull.”

Revised British Open Men's Main Draw
[1] Ali Farag (EGY) [Bye]
Mostafa Asal (EGY) v [17/32] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT)
[9/16] Raphael Kandra (GER) [Bye]
[9/16] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) [Bye]
[9/16] Gregoire Marche (FRA) [Bye]
Alan Clyne (SCO) v [17/32] Borja Golan (ESP)
[17/32] Adrian Waller (ENG) v George Parker (ENG)
[7] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) [Bye]
[8] Diego Elias (PER) [Bye]
Tayyab Aslam (PAK) v [17/32] Mazen Hesham (EGY)
[17/32] Max Lee (HKG) v Todd Harrity (USA)
Cameron Pilley (AUS) v [17/32] Lucas Serme (FRA)
[17/32] Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) v [WC] Joshua Masters (ENG)
Fares Dessouky (EGY) v [17/32] Mathieu Castagnet (FRA)
[9/16] Joel Makin (WAL) [Bye]
[4] Paul Coll (NZL) [Bye]
[3] Simon Rösner (GER) [Bye]
Eain Yow Ng (MAS) v [17/32] Tom Richards (ENG)
[9/16] Omar Mosaad (EGY) [Bye]
[9/16] Declan James (ENG) [Bye]
[17/32] Greg Lobban (SCO) v Ivan Yuen (MAS)
[9/16] Zahed Salem (EGY) [Bye]
[9/16] Saurav Ghosal (IND) [Bye]
[5] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) [Bye]
[6] Miguel Rodriguez (COL) [Bye]
Campbell Grayson (NZL) v [17/32] Nicolas Mueller (SUI)
[17/32] Cesar Salazar (MEX) v Chris Simpson (ENG)
Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) v [17/32] Leo Au (HKG)
[17/32] Daryl Selby (ENG) v Ben Coleman (ENG)
[WC] Patrick Rooney (ENG) v [17/32] Youssef Soliman (EGY)
[17/32] James Willstrop (ENG) v Ramit Tandon (IND)
[2] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) [Bye]