Hong Kong Open 2015 - Round One

Hong Kong Open 2015 - Round One

Published on Sunday, December 6, 2015

Hong Kong Open 2015 - Round One

Round One

Men's bottom half :


Grégory Gaultier
[wc] Leo Au (Hkg)

11-3, 5-11, 11-6, 11-7 (53m)


Hong Kong's other hope, wildcard Leo Au, fell in four games to Grégory Gaultier, but the new world champion and world #1 was made to work hard for his win.

"That was very fast," said the Frenchman, "he made we work hard, and I had to dig deep to win, that's a lot of energy for a first round!"

Gaultier now meets James Willstrop in a repeat of their World Champs semi-final after the Englishman came from a game down to beat Ryan Cuskelly - himself a surprise world series semi-fnalist in Qatar.