Chris Simpson beaten by James Willstrop at Swedish Open

Chris Simpson
Chris Simpson lost in the quarter-finals of the Commonwealth Games to gold medallist Nick Matthew

Guernsey's Chris Simpson failed to cause an upset against James Willstrop in the first round of the Swedish Open.

Willstrop, who was playing for the first time since a hip operation last autumn, came back from a game down to win 11-9, 7-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-8.

Simpson, ranked 22 in the world, had hoped to take advantage of Willstrop's lack of match practice.

He will now focus on next week's British National Championships.

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