SHARPES SHOCKS WALKER IN PITTSBURGH

Surrey’s Charles Sharpes registered one of the best PSA Tour wins of his career last night when he knocked second seed Alister Walker out of the $25,000 Pittsburgh Open in the USA.

The 22-year-old world no.68, who had to come through qualifying to make the first round, routed the 21st-ranked Walker 13-11, 11-9, 11-4 in 42 minutes.

Sharpes now takes on another qualifier – Qatar’s Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi, who is 74th in the world – in the quarter-finals.

In the qualifying rounds Sharpes beat American DeWayne Tuthill 3/0 and Canadian Michael McCue 3/1.

Derbyshire’s Joel Hinds, a wildcard entry, was unable to make it an English double, going down 11-13, 11-7, 3-11, 3-11 in 52 minutes to fourth-seeded Scot Alan Clyne.

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