Joel Makin faces a Group decider at the CIB PSA World Tour finals in Cairo after losing his second match.
The 25-year-old from Haverfordwest was beaten 2-0 (11-8, 11-6) in 48 minutes by Egypt’s fifth seed Marwan ElShorbagy, who plays for Welsh Wizards.
Seventh-seed Makin now faces New Zealand’s No 2 seed Paul Coll is his final Group B match at the Mall of Arabia on Thursday.
The winner will progress to the semi-finals.
And Coll plans on preparing for the match by finishing his binge-watch of the American Pie film series.
Coll won his first game of the tournament with a 2-0 victory over Tarek Momen, the Egyptian who beat him in the final of the World Championships.
The Kiwi’s 11-9, 11-8 triumph in 45 minutes meant he moved ahead of Makin in the standings as Wales’ world No 10 had won 2-1 against the Egyptian.
“I’m just going to relax and watch the fourth American Pie,” said Coll who also lost 2-0 to ElShorbagy.
“I watched the other three today, so I’ll watch the rest of that.
“It’s like a sauna out there, my shorts are dripping and there’s always sweat on the floor no matter how much you clean it.
“You saw in the first game that I got two lucky nicks, but that’s the way it is, I got the roll of the dice today and that’s all that matters.
“Hopefully they [Makin and ElShorbagy] will have battled it out.
“I’ve got a late one tomorrow night (Thursday), so I’ll have a long sleep in, prepare the same as I did today, enjoy it as much as possible and hopefully get the W tomorrow.”
ElShorbagy – who plays for Welsh Wizards – tops the group after following up his 2-0 victory over world No 5 Coll with his defeat of the British No 1.