Nour El Sherbini 2-0  Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) 11-6, 11-8 (18m)
 Hania El Hammamy 2-1  Rowan Elaraby 11-8, 8-11, 11-9 (43m)
 Mohamed ElShorbagy (ENG) 2-1  Mazen Hesham 11-4, 9-11, 11-5 (36m)
 Tarek Momen 2-1  Paul Coll (NZL) 9-11, 12-10, 11-8 (58m)
 Mostafa Asal 2-1  Joel Makin (WAL) 11-7, 3-11, 11-7 (53m)
“It’s never easy to win against Joel.
“I’m playing here in front of my family and friends here in my city. I want to thank John Massarella for being an amazing ref, he’s controlling the game and it’s a masterclass actually, thanks once again and for everything I’m learning from him. Joel is playing really well, I thought the British Nationals would have an effect on him but I think everyone is affected by the tour so I think who’s mentally tough will win this tournament more than anything else. I didn’t lose here last year so I’ll do my best to do it again.
“It’s quite different, just the top eight players in the world and trying a new court is very challenging. For me, SJ is always tough and challenging and I’m never comfortable playing her, first match as well so a few obstacles but I’m glad I got the 2-0 win so that’s a plus for me.
“If it’s best of three it’s not going to be faster, you still have to play a good two or three games. I have a different mindset, I have to be ready from the first point because if I lose a game I’m in trouble so I prepare a little differently than in a best-of-five match.
“Since there’s no coaching I like to see myself on the screen, did I do the right shots with where my opponents are and if my plan is working or not. It’s very short rallies so I hope they can put more in there so I can review the game quickly.”