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SQUASH: Egyptians dominate Hong Kong Open quarter-finals

SQUASH: Egyptians dominate Hong Kong Open quarter-finals

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The Egyptians have continued their brilliant form, qualifying for the Semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open squash tournament.

After defeating her compatriot Nour El-Tayeb in an all Egyptian game in the previous round, Raneem El-Weleily was once again successful to overcome her Kiwi opponent Joelle King 3-2 in a dramatic game [11-8, 17-15, 7-11, 8-11, 14-12].

“I have no idea how I managed to pull that one off,” Raneem said.

“I had to go for the winners as much as I could because if I played basic squash she would play a winning shot, so I had to steal it before she did. All credit to her, she played a really good match,” she added.

Meanwhile, World No.1 Nour El-Sherbini has also managed to qualify for the semi-finals after defeating her compatriot Nouran Gohar 3-0 [11-7, 11-5, 11-6].

Nour El-Sherbini will face Laura Massaro in the semis, while Raneem will be up against French World No.3 Camille Serme.

Photo: PSA

On the other hand, four Egyptian men have qualified for the semi-finals in the men’s competitions. Marwan El-Shorbagy beat France’s Grégory Gaultier 3-1 [11-8, 11-8, 7-11, 11,6], while his older brother Mohamed knocked out Egypt’s Mohamed Abouelghar with a score of 3-1 [11-7, 11-7, 5-11, 11-9].

El-Shorbagy brothers will now face each other in the semi-finals, which will take place on Saturday, November 18.

and World No.1  will also go head-to-head in the semi-finals after they overcame England’s Declan James 3-1 [11-7, 6-11, 11-6, 11-6] and Tarek Momen 3-1 [12-10, 11-7, 12-14, 11-7] respectively.

Reporter at KingFut and a Broadcast Journalism senior at Misr International University.

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