All seeds into US Open quarter-finals!

"He's physically very strong and it was tough in the beginning, but I'm happy with how I played in the end", said Amr Shabana (photo: Steve Cubbins)"He's physically very strong and it was tough in the beginning, but I'm happy with how I played in the end", said Amr Shabana (photo: Steve Cubbins)

Egypt’s defending champion Amr Shabana moved closer to his 4th appearance in the final of the US Open coming back from 1 game down to beat Dutch Laurens Jan Anjema
9-11, 11-7, 11-1, 11-5.

Shabana will now meet No2 seed Nick Matthew in a repeat of last year’s final. The 32-year-old won the all-English clash against Adrian Grant 11-2, 11-5, 15-13.

Eighth seed Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) survived a 92-minute marathon to beat Cameron Pilley (AUS) 10-12, 11-8, 12-10, 10-12, 11-4.

“It’s always tough between me and Cameron, so I’m really happy to have won this time,” said El Shorbagy after his 10-12, 11-8, 12-10, 10-12, 11-4 victory.

2nd round results:
[1] James Willstrop (ENG) bt Daryl Selby (ENG) 9-11, 11-4, 12-10, 11-5 (81m)
[8] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) bt Cameron Pilley (AUS) 10-12, 11-8, 12-10, 10-12, 11-4 (92m)
[5] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt Christopher Gordon (USA) 11-4, 11-3, 11-8 (38m)
[3] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt Borja Golan (ESP) 11-7, 11-4, 11-7 (54m)
[4] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt Tarek Momen (EGY) 13-11, 11-7, 11-8 (35m)
[6] Peter Barker (ENG) bt Tom Richards (ENG) 11-5, 11-7, 11-8 (51m)
[7] Amr Shabana (EGY) bt Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) 9-11, 11-7, 11-1, 11-5 (64m)
[2] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Adrian Grant (ENG) 11-2, 11-5, 15-13 (68m)

Quarter-final line-up:
[1] James Willstrop (ENG) v [8] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY)
[3] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v [5] Karim Darwish (EGY)
[4] Ramy Ashour (EGY) v [6] Peter Barker (ENG)
[2] Nick Matthew (ENG) v [7] Amr Shabana (EGY)