Momen sets up all-Egyptian Malaysian Open final!

"What really helped me today - and made a big difference - was that I was really calm. And this helped me keep my focus," said Tarek Momen (photo: M. Roslan)"What really helped me today - and made a big difference - was that I was really calm. And this helped me keep my focus," said Tarek Momen (photo: M. Roslan)

Unseeded Egyptian Tarek Momen (ri) overcame a 1st game deficit in the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open before beating higher-ranked Spaniard Borja Golan (le) 13-15, 11-7, 11-6, 11-6 to set up the 1st ever all-Egyptian final in Kuala Lumpur.

Momen will face fellow countryman Mohamed El Shorbagy, the No2 seed who earlier beat Swiss No1 Nicolas Mueller. The match was the 1st PSA World Tour battle between 2 players who contested the world junior semi-finals in Switzerland in 2008. El Shorbagy, the world No8 twice had to come from behind against Mueller and finally clinched his 11-13, 11-7, 10-12, 11-8, 11-8 victory after 64 minutes.

Final:
Tarek Momen (EGY) v [2] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY)

Semi-finals:
Tarek Momen (EGY) bt Borja Golan (ESP) 13-15, 11-7, 11-6, 11-6 (53m)
[2] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) bt Nicolas Mueller (SUI) 11-13, 11-7, 10-12, 11-8, 11-8 (64m)