The Open de Cognac begins on Wednesday afternoon at Squash La Belle Allee Inside the French metropolis of Cognac, with An excellent deal of house hopes in movement On the Challenger 5 diploma touridentifynt.
The event Consists of a primarily-French area, however There’s Simply one Frenchman Inside The very biggest eight seeds, with Yahya Elnawasany being The very biggest seed, And positively one of three Egyptians Inside the draw.
The completely different two are Mohamed Nasser and Abdallah Elmasry, who Can be the No.7 and No.8 seeds for the touridentifynt, They typically’re joined by the Indian duo of Abhishek Agarwal and Aadit Zaveri.
England’s Nick Wall, Spain’s Ivan Perez and Frenchman Edwin Clain are the completely different three gamers who Shall be Amongst The numerous prime eight seeds for the event on Wednesday.
The prime seed Shall be Egyptian Yahya Elnawasany, who has already gained twice this yr, and he believes That He is in A great vein of type coming into this touridentifynt.
“I really feel I am presently having fun with good squash and that I nonetheless have extra To current and Proud of The biggest method I am enhancing day after day,” he defined.
Earlier this yr, Elnawasany made it into the second spherical of the CIB Egyptian Open, his first look Inside the final 32 of a Platinum touridentifynt, one factor he actually loved.
“It was One of the biggest touridentifynt of my profession So far. It furtherly felt actually particular as a Outcome of it was one factor I even have been wanting forward to For A very Very prolonged time, so To Know it And now have a good battle with Mazen after it was like a dream to me,” he said.
The Egyptian has three wins on Tour to his identify, however They’ve all come on house soil. Elnawasany is Aware of that, however he admits that scores are A a lot hugeger focus than titles at this level of his profession.
“I’ve by no means gained an event outdoors of Egypt But in addition I’ve by no means been The very biggest seed in an event outdoors Egypt so hopefully This Is in a place to be my first title outdoors Egypt,” he said.
“It Might be superb, Really, however I really feel a title is a title. It Does not matter It is on house soil or not. At The prime of the day, I am going for the [rating] factors with out Eager about What quantity of titles I’ve or the place I had them. It is a bit early for me to set titles as my goal. I am focusing now on going up the scores and having fun with The huge touridentifynts.
“I Want to focus extra on gaining More and more extra factors with every touridentifynt I play and search …….