New Zealand squash player Paul Coll is into the third round at the World Tour’s first Platinum event of the year.
The world No 5 has opened his campaign at the Tournament of Champions, being played in New York’s Grand Central Station, with a four-game win over 39th-ranked Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi of Qatar.
Coll claimed a 11-3 6-11 11-6 11-6 victory in 52 minutes on Saturday (NZ time).
The 27-year-old will face either world No 22 Leo Au of Hong Kong or 32-ranked Englishman Tom Richards in the last 16.
New Zealand’s top female player Joelle King plays her first match at the event on Sunday.
Also in action on Sunday is Campbell Grayson, who has a men’s second round clash with sixth seeded German Simon Rosner.