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Three Egyptians through to semi-finals of squash ‘Tournament of Champions’

Photo Via twitter: @PSAWolrdTour

Photo Via twitter: @PSAWolrdTour

Three Egyptians made it through to semi-finals of the JP Morgan ‘’ which are being held at Grand Central Terminal in New York, USA.

was the first to make it through after defeating compatriot Omar Mosaad 3-1 in the quarter-finals, celebrating the win on his birthday. Elshorbagy lost the first game 11-9 but came back to win the next 3 games 11-8, 11-5 and 12-10.

The other Elshorbagy brother, Marwan, lost 3-2 to world number three Nick Matthew. The Pharaoh surged into the lead, winning the first two games 12-10 and 11-7 but Matthew showed true spirit and came back to win the next three games 11-7, 11-6 and 11-6.

Mohamed Elshorbagy is set to face Frenchaman Mathieu Castagnet in the semi-final with the winner to meet the winner between world number two, ‘The French General’ Gregory Gaultier and world number three Nick Matthew.

In the women’s tournament, all three ladies, , and put on a spectacular performances.

El Sherbini defeated world number three French woman Camille Serme 3-2 in what was a tight match. Serme won the first game 12-0 but El Sherbini came back to win the second match 11-9. Serme then responded and won the third match 11-5 for Sherbini to come back once more and win the fourth 11-8 and in what was an exciting fifth set El Sherbini triumphed, winning 11-9 and winning the match.

Eighteen-year-old Nouran Gohar defeated world number one English Laura Massaro 3-2 in another thrilling 5-match game. Massaro won the first game 12-10 but Gohar drew level 1-1 after winning the second match 11-9. Massaro then won the second 11-5 but that wasn’t enough for a win. Gohar showed her determination, as the youngster won the fourth and fifth games 11-8 and 11-9 to win the match.

Photo Via twitter: @PSAWolrdTour

Photo Via twitter: @PSAWolrdTour

Omneya Abdel Kawy was close to joining her colleagues in the semi-finals having lost to Nicol David 2-3.  David won the first match 11-6 for Kawy to comeback and win the next two matches 12-10 both. David didn’t give up as she came back and won the last two matches 11-3 and 11-5.

Gohar is set to face American-Egyptian Amanda Sobhy in the semi-finals and the winner is to encounter the winner between El Sherbini and David in the final.

 

Youssef Wael is a massive Al Ahly and Manchester United supporter from Cairo, Egypt. One of the few Egyptians who never really wanted to have a career in football, just played it as a hobby. Wael also played squash for 7 years.

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