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Squash: Three Egyptians reach Windy City Open finals

Posted on March 2, 2016
Windy City Open


Mohamed Elshorbagy, Nour El Sherbini, and Raneem El Welily all qualify for the finals of the tournament held in Chicago, USA.

In-form 20-years old Nour El Sherbini, who won her first major trophy of her career last month, continued her very impressive form, as she managed to beat current world number one Laura Massaro.

The Egyptian, who later mentioned that she had to play while having the flu, outclassed Laura and underlined her position as a genuine top class contender by controlling the proceedings and winning with three straight games: 11-7, 11-9, 11-9.

El Sherbini will meet fellow compatriot and defending champion Raneem El Welily in the final, after the latter managed to beat current world number four in three straight games.

The defending champion ensured an all Egyptian final after beating Serme 11-9, 13-11, 11-8.

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Nick Matthew, the defending champion, and current world number one, Mohamed Elshorbagy will go head to head in a much anticipated match-up, as Matthew managed to beat Elshorbagy in the final 12 months ago.

The Egyptian champion, Mohamed Elshorbagy, managed to beat Colombia’s number one in three straight games to ensure a smooth path to the finals. Elshorbagy won 11-5, 12-10, 11-7 in 41 minutes as he managed to beat the man who knocked out his brother in the earlier rounds.

On the other hand, Nick Matthew stood in the way of a complete Egyptian sweep, as he managed to beat Omar Mosaad in four games. Matthew raced to a 2-0 lead, and while Mosaad tried to comeback in the proceedings, it was a bit too late as the English champion won 11-4, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8.





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