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Egyptians dominate Hong Kong Open quarter-finals

Photo: SquashSite

Photo: SquashSite

Egyptians dominate the Hong Kong Open quarter-finals as there are four Egyptians in the men and women’s semi-finals of the tournament.

There could be an all Egyptian men and women final as , , and are all in the semi-final and could face each other if they respectively win their matches.

Ramy Ashour defeated Bundesliga teammate Simon Rösner 3-1 in 51 minutes to face Chinese Max Lee who, yet again, surprised the crowd after beating another Egyptian, Fares Dessouky 3-1 in 64 minutes.

Karim Abdel Gawad avenged compatriot and world number one, Mohamed El Shorbagy, as he defeated Australian Cameron Pilley 3-1 in 52 minutes. It is worth mentioning that Pilley had defeated Shorbagy in the second round of tournament.

Photo: SquashSite

Photo: SquashSite

In the women’s tournament world champion, Nour El Sherbini, breezed through fellow Egyptian Omneya Abdel Kawy as she beat her 3-0 in only 20 minutes. Sherbini will face American-Egyptian Amanda Sobhy who defeated Egyptian, Nour El Tayeb in the quarter-final.

Photo: SquashSite

Photo: SquashSite

Egyptian prodigy Nouran Gohar defeated world number 2 in yet another surprise in this exhilarating tournament. It took the 19-year old 80 long minutes, the longest game of the round, to beat the world series finals champion 3-2.

Photo: SquashSite

Photo: SquashSite

Gohar is set to face 33-year old, Malaysian and former world number one, Nicol David in the semi-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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