Raphael Kandra stunned Mohamed ElShorbagy in Hull ©PSA

Raphael Kandra sprung a major shock at the British Open, eliminating three-time winner and world number three Mohamed ElShorbagy in the second round of the British Open.

Germany's Kandra twice came from behind to earn a 4-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-5, 11-5 victory at the University of Hull.

"It feels fantastic, I have been waiting for a while," said Kandra of the victory.

"I am quite an on-and-off player. 

"I cause problems for the top guys, sometimes I sneak the win and sometimes I lose and then sometimes I lose to players ranked below me."

ElShorbagy's fellow Egyptian and top seed Ali Farag did not come unstuck, breezing past England's Nick Wall in straight games.

Brother Marwan ElShorbagy needed five games overcome the American Todd Harrity, but showed admirable grit to fight back for a 4-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-7 win.

Women's top seed Nouran Gohar beat Sivasangari Subramaniam in four games ©PSA
Women's top seed Nouran Gohar beat Sivasangari Subramaniam in four games ©PSA

Second seed Paul Coll from New Zealand beat Englishman Nathan Lake in three games, while seeded players Mostafa Asal and Tarek Momen of Egypt - plus Peru's Diego Elías - all advanced.

Joel Makin, the Welsh eighth seed, crashed out at the hands of Colombian Miguel Rodríguez, losing 5-11, 11-3, 3-11, 11-9, 11-5 after 85 minutes.

Salma Hany was the notable player to exit the women's competition at the Professional Squash Association Platinum event.

Hany twice squandered a game lead, falling to India's Joshna Chinappa 2-11, 15-13, 9-11, 11-5, 11-6.

The seven other seeded players lost only two games between them.

Egypt's second seed Hania El Hammamy was particularly impressive, sweeping aside Swiss player Cindy Merlo 11-3, 11-7, 11-5 in only 23 minutes.

Top seed Nouran Gohar of Egypt beat Malaysian Sivasangari Subramaniam in four games.