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Elshorbagy and El Sherbini reach US Open Squash Finals

Photo: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Photo: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Imagesba

and have managed to reach the US Open Squash Finals after beating James Willstrop and Raneem El Welily respectively.

World’s number one Mohamed Elshorbagy beat England’s James Willstrop, in one of the Egyptian’s best defensive displays securing a 3-0 win, where he won the three sets 11-7, 11-5, 13-11.

It is worth mentioning that Willstrop eliminated Egypt’s Omar Mosaad in first round in Philadelphia, while Elshorbagy defeated Cesar Salazar 3-2 to reach the Semi-finals.

England’s three-time world champion Nick Matthew has defeated the world number four Karim Abdel Gawad 3-2 to face Elshorbagy in the finals.

Matthew who outclassed Ali Farag to reach the semi-finals, managed to beat Egypt’s Abdel Gawad in a competitive match that went all the way to a fifth game tie-break. It was Matthew who qualified to the finals at the end of the game as he won three sets, while the Egyptian won two only , 11-4, 7-11, 16-14, 3-11, 12-10, securing a 3-2 win.

In the women’s all Egyptian semi-final world number one Nour El Sherbini defeated Raneem El Welily 3-1 to book a place in the final and earn revenge for her defeat against El Welily in the final of last month’s Al Ahram Open.

El Welily who knocked out Nicol David to reach the semi-finals, coming back from one set down, after Nicol won the first one 11-8. However, El Sherbini won the next three sets  11-6, 11-8, 11-3, securing a 3-1 win.

France’s Camille Serme is set to face El Sherbini in the finals after defeating USA’s Amanda Sobhy 3-1. Serme won the first two sets 11-6, 11-9, however the American won the third set 12-10 before losing the final set 11-5.


Mohammed Salama is a 20-year-old who fell in love with football since Egypt's AFCON final match against Ivory Coast! Strangely enough an Al Ahly and Al Masry fan locally. In addition, he's a hardcore Bayern Munich supporter.

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