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SQUASH: El-Shorbagy brothers to meet in Windy City quarter-finals

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Posted on February 27, 2017

Egypt’s Ramy Ashour and Mohamed Abou El-Ghar have been knocked out from round two of Windy City Squash Open on Monday.

The round two has witnessed some major upsets as World no.5 Ramy Ashour was defeated 1-3 by Germany’s champion Simon Rösner in a four-game match (6-11, 8-11, 11-6, 3-11).

Rösner will face Egypt’s Ali Farag for a place in the semi-finals. Farag defeated Peru’s Diego Elias in a strong five-game match 3-2 (6-11, 11-9, 5-11, 11-6, 11-6).

The Shorbagy brothers are set to battle after older brother Mohamed defeated Cesar Salazar 3-0 (11-9, 11-6, 11-8), while Marwan defeated South Africa’s Stephen Coppinger 3-2 (11-4, 9-11, 12-10, 4-11, 11-6). This is the third time the brothers meet this season, and Marwan hasn’t defeated Mohamed yet.

In another game, English player James Willstrop ousted another Egyptian, Mohamed Abou El-Ghar 3-1 (11-4, 11-8, 8-11, 13-11).

In a all-Egyptian tie, World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad defeated compatriot Fares El-Dessouky in a high class match 3-1 (11-6, 10-12, 11-8, 11-9). Karim will face Sapin’s Borja Golan for a place in the last four.

Photo: Windy City Open

In the women’s Windy City squash draw, World No.1, Nour El-Sherbini set a strong last 8 match with legend Nicol David, after she beat English player Victoria Lust 3-0 (11-2, 11-7, 11-8).

Defending champion, Raneem El-Welily will face Amanda Sobhy, after defeating Annie Au 3-1 (11-8, 8-11, 11-4, 11-7).

Another strong quarter-final match will be between Laura Massaro, who will face Nouran Gohar. The latter defeated England’s Sarah-Jane Perry 3-1 (6-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-6).

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