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Five Egyptians qualify for U.S. Open semi-finals

Five Egyptians qualify for U.S. Open semi-finals

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Five Egyptians have qualified for the semi-finals of U.S. Open Squash Championship, which takes place in Philadelphia from October 7 to October 14.

Defending champion beat Germany’s Simon Rösner 3-0 [12-10, 12-10, 11-5] to qualify for the semi-finals, where he will face England’s Nick Matthew in a repeat of last year’s final.

The other semi-final will be an all-Egyptian tie as will be up against fellow Egyptian Omar Mosaad. Farag defeated Egypt’s 3-2 [10-12, 11-5, 8-11, 12-10, 11-8], while Mossad beat Peru’s Diego Elías 3-1 [11-6, 6-11, 11-7, 12-10].

Meanwhile in the women’s tournament, Egypt’s  produced an upset as she managed to knock out world No. 1 Nour El-Sherbini in an all-Egyptian clash. El-Tayeb defeated her compatriot in a four-game [13-11, 5-11, 11-5, 11-7] and will face England’s Laura Massaro in the semis.

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World No.3 Raneem El-Weleily has also reached the semi-finals after beating World No.5 , also in four games [11-13, 11-7, 12-10, 11-5], to reach her fourth U.S. Open semi-final in six years.

El-Weleily will face New Zealand’s Joelle King after the latter knocked out England’s Alison Waters 3-1 [11-9, 8-11, 11-2, 11-3].

It’s worth mentioning that the semi-finals will take place on Friday, October 13.

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