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Squash: Five Egyptians reach British Open semi-finals

Posted on March 26, 2016
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Five Egyptians have successfully qualified to the men’s and women’s semi-finals of the world series tournament, , in , England.

Three Pharaohs have qualified to the men’s semi-finals as Mohamed ElShorbagy and Karim Abdel Gawad are to face each other while is set to meet with, The French General, Gregory Gaultier.

Shorbagy had defeated Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez 3-1 to face Gawad who defeated Marwan ElShorbagy 3-1 in the quarter-finals.

Gawad is having a fantastic tournament so far as he defeated The Hammer of Thor, Omar Mosaad in the first round in the tournament’s biggest surprises. Gawad also eliminated another Egyptian as he beat Fares Dessouki 3-1 in the second round  .

The Artist, Ramy Ashour, is set to face Gregory Gaultier in the semi-finals after defeating compatriot, Ali Farag, 3-1 in the quarter finals. Farag had had one great tournament as well, defeating world no.3 Nick Matthew 3-2 in the second round.

This is both Ashour’s and Gaultier’s first tournament back from injury as Ashour was out for 4 months due to a hamstring Injury and Gaultier retired from the Tournament of Champions last month due to an ankle injury.

In the women’s competition, Egyptian Prodigy Nouran Gohar and sensational , reached the semi-finals after Gohar, with the greatest upset of the women’s competition, defeated world no.3 and compatriot Raneem El Welily 3-1 in the quarter-finals.

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Sherbini is set to meet again with Malaysian and world no.2 Nicole David after Sherbini defeated American Amanda Sobhy 3-0 in the quarter-finals. David had eliminated Egyptian Omneya Abdel Kawy after defeating her 3-1 in quarter-finals.

It is worth mentioning that this is Sherbini’s second encounter with David after she defeated her in the semi-finals of the Tournament of Champions  in January.


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