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SQUASH: Nine Egyptians in British Open quarter-finals

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Posted on March 25, 2016
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Nine Egyptian players qualified to the quarter-finals of the British Open tournament, including both El-Shorbagy brothers and Raneem El-Welily.

The world’s number one, qualified after beating Englishman James Willstrop 3-1 to create the first British Open quarter final since 1992 with no Englishmen following Nick Matthew’s loss to Egyptian Ali Farag 2-3.

Round of 16 Men British Open results (M):

Mohamed El-Shorbagy (EGY) vs James Willsrtop (ENG)    3-1

11-6   –   11-6   –   8-11   –   11-5

Mohamed AboElGhar(EGY) vs Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) 0 -3

3-11   –   8-11   –   8-11

Saurav Ghosal (IND) vs Marwan El-Shorbagy (EGY)   0-3

6-11   –   6-11   –   0-0

Fares Dessouky (EGY) vs Karim Abd El-Gawad (EGY) 1-3

14-12   –   3-11   –   10-12   –   9-11

Nick Matthew (ENG) vs Ali Farag (EGY)   2-3

11-4   –   11-13   –   12-10   –   7-11-   4-11

Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) vs Rami Ashour (EGY)  2-3

5-11   –   9-11   –   11-6   –   11-9   –   11-13

The 5 Egyptian qualifiers along with Miguel Angel Rodriguez, Simon Rosner and Gregory Gaultier qualified to the quarter finals. El-Shorbagy expressed his prematch feelings: “I’ve been waiting for this match for four months, since the World Championship.”

On the other side of the game, Raneem El-Welily leads 3 other Egyptian females to the British Open Women quarter finals.

Round of 16 Men British Open results (W):

Nouran Gohar (EGY) vs Annie AU (HNK)    3-0

11-7   –   11-3   –   11-8

Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) vs Raneem El-Welily (EGY) 0 -3

9-11   –   12-14   –   6-11

Nour El-Sherbiny (EGY) vs LIU TSZ-LING (HNK)   3-1

11-3   –   11-7   –   6-11   –   11-1

Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) vs Joey Chan (HNK) 3-0

11-5   –   11-5   –   11-9

The Egyptian girls have beaten 3 Hong Kong players and 1 English player in the round of 16 of the British open.

The Egyptian champions will go through to the quarterfinals onFriday the 25th of March 2016 in 8 different matches.

British Open Quarters (M) :

Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) vs Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)
Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) vs Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
Ali Farag (EGY) vs Ramy Ashour (EGY)
Simon Rösner (GER) vs Gregory Gaultier (FRA)

British Open Quarters (W) :

Laura Massaro (ENG) vs Camille Serme (FRA)
Nouran Gohar (EGY) vs Raneem El Welily (EGY)
Nour El Sherbini (EGY) vs Amanda Sobhy (USA)

Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) vs Nicol David (MAS)

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