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Eight Egyptians march into Squash World Championship last 16
Egyptians continued their domination for the 2015 Squash Men’s World Championship as eight champions secured their qualification for the third round of the tournament.
Twelve Egyptians have previously won their matches in the first round of the tournament currently held in Seattle, USA.
The Shorbagy brothers managed to secure their place in the third round after clashes against English players.
World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy, who has recently won the Qatar Classic championship, beat England’s Tom Richards 3-0 in 31 minutes while his brother Marwan took almost double the time, 61 minutes, to beat Daryl Selby.
Meanwhile, Ali Farag won his match 3-0 in 41 minutes against Max Lee from Hong Kong.
Egyptians clashed in two occasions as Karim Ali Fathi’s defeated Fares Dessouki 3-2 in 83 minutes.
Moreover, the reigning champion Ramy Ashour defeated his fellow country man Mohamed Abouelghar 3-0 in a little over half an hour.
World No.12 Karim Abdel Gawad and World No.8 Tarek Momen defeated Mexico’s Cesar Salazar and Peru’s Diego Elias 3-0. Abdel Gawad won in 37 minutes, while Momen won in 43 minutes.
Another long match took place when Omar Mosaad faced Nafiizwan Adnan of Malaysia in a 75-minute match. The Egyptian ended the match with a difficult 3-2 win.
France’s Gregory Gualtier and England’s Nick Mattew were able to advance to the third round after a 3-0 win over Egypt’s Omar Abdel Meguid and Karim El Hammamy, respectively.
Round 3 matches:
Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) v James Willstrop (ENG)
Simon Rösner (GER) v Ali Farag (EGY)
Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) v Gregory Gaultier (FRA)
Ramy Ashour (EGY) v Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
Borja Golan (ESP) v Omar Mosaad (EGY)
Tarek Momen (EGY) v Gregoire Marche (FRA)
Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY) v Nick Matthew (ENG)
Miguel Rodriguez (COL) v Mathieu Castagnet (FRA)