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SQUASH: Egyptians triumphant in Tournament of Champions semi-finals

Photo via twitter: @PSAWorldTour

Photo via twitter: @PSAWorldTour

Mohamed Elshorbagy and are through to the finals of the J.P Morgan held in Grand Central Terminal in New York, USA.

Mohamed Elshorbagy was the only Egyptian left in the men’s tournament after defeating fellow Egyptian Omar Mosaad in the quarter-finals. Elshorbagy faced Frenchman Mathieu Castgnet in the semi-final and overcame him, winning 3-1 in 49 minutes.

The Pharaoh is set to encounter Englishman and world number three Nick Matthew after his opponent, the French General, Gregory Gaultier forfeited due to an ankle injury.

Photo via twitter: @PSAWorldTour

Photo via twitter: @PSAWorldTour

On the women’s side Nour El Sherbini is to meet American-Egyptian Amanda Sobhy in the final after Sobhy defeated 18-year-old Egyptian sensation 3-0 in the semi-final.

El Sherbini faced and defeated world number three, Malaysian Nicol David 3-0 in the semi-final in 26 minutes for the first time in the Egyptian’s history.

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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