England’s Nick Matthew (ri) is through to his 3rd World Championship final in 4 years after his much-anticipated clash with defending champion Ramy Ashour (le) was cut short through injury.
The Egyptian looked played well as he took the 1st game, but his movement was not well by the end of the 2nd game, when Matthew equaled the score.
After 2 points of the 3rd Ashour conceded the match (6-11, 11-2, 2-0 rtd (24m).
 Nick Matthew (ENG) bt  Ramy Ashour (EGY) 6-11, 11-2, 2-0 ret. (24m)
 Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt  Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) 6-11, 11-3, 11-8, 12-10 (78m)