Detroit Motor City


[1] Diego Elias (PER) 3-0 [4] Fares Dessouky  11-7, 11-3, 11-7 (34m)


[4] Fares Dessouky 3-0 [5] Mohamed ElSherbini    11-3, 11-8, 11-4 (33m)

Round Two

[4] Fares Dessouky 3-0 Juan Camilo Vargas (COL)  12-10, 11-9, 11-6 (40m)
LL Rui Suarez (Por) 3-1  Aly Hussein 7-11, 11-5, 13-11, 11-6 (65m)
[5] Mohamed ElSherbini 3-2 Timothy Brownell (USA)  6-11, 11-7, 11-9, 10-12, 11-4 (68m)
[3] Miguel Rodriguez (COL) 3-1 Ibrahim Elkabbani  11-8, 10-12, 11-4, 11-5 (53m)

Mohamed ElSherbini ended home hopes on day two of the Sturbridge Capital Motor City Open after coming through an intense five-game battle with Timothy Brownell.

USA No.1 Brownell picked up where he left off from his first-round victory over Addeen Idrakie, taking the ball early and volleying well into the front two corners to take the first game by an 11-6 scoreline. No.5 seed ElSherbini grew in confidence the longer he spent on court though, finding his lines and lengths on the traditional court at the Birmingham Athletic Club and retaking the lead in the match despite firm resistance from his opponent.

Mohamed subsequently held a match ball late in the fourth but saw this slip through his grasp, with Brownell taking the match to five with an inch-perfect forehand drop in the tie-break. However, the 31-year-old squashed any hopes of another Brownell five-game success, bursting out of the blocks early in the decider and never looking back, sealing his first victory of 2024 after 68 minutes of entertaining play.

After the match, ElSherbini said:

“It was a good match, Timmy is a good player and he stuck to his game plan today. He is really strong and I didn’t expect that because I haven’t played him before.

“It was good on my side to get my first win of the year, so I was happy to come out on top. His forehand was pretty good, so I tried to stay away from that, especially his volleys, so I started to play more into his backhand so I could have more openings to go short.

“Slowly, step-by-step, it started to work out.”

Round One

Ibrahim Elkabbani 3-1 Lucas Serme (FRA)  9-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-9 (53m)
Aly Hussein 3-0 Shahjahan Khan (USA)  11-4, 11-5, 11-5 (30m)