El Shorbagy 3rd contender in the World semis!

"At 9-7 down in the fourth, I just went for it - he was playing more accurately than me at the time," explained Elshorbagy later, describing the sensational four points in a row he won to clinch the match 12-10, 11-6, 2-11, 11-9.
Egyptian Mohamed El Shorbagy repeats his victory from last years World Championship's semi-final, when he beat James Willstrop. At this year's AJ Bell PSA World Championship the 6th seed ...

Building World Championship court!

How to build a glass court in 33 seconds …


Ramy Ashour sets up dream semi-final!

"I was very happy with the win tonight," Ashour told the crowd after his 11-9, 11-5, 11-9 victory. "But it's not just the win, it's the story behind the win!"
Egyptian 2-times World Champion Ramy Ashour (ri) was almost struggling to win the 1st game against Indian contender Saurav Ghosal (le). But from that point onwards, Ashour seemed to be at operating temperature and took the 11-9, 11-5, 11-9 victory in 48 minute ...

Nick Matthew takes first semi-final spot!

"I can't get too carried away by that win," Matthew told MC Andy Kay afterwards. "I've got to keep my feet on the floor - there are two rounds to go yet.
In a match where 6 World Championship titles have been on the new ASB glass court in Manchester, English 2-times winner Nick Matthew (le) was most of the time in control of Egyptian maestro and 4-times champion Amr Shabana (ri).

Selby makes World Championship quarters!

"Wow, it's my first quarter-final of a world championship and what better place to do it than in front of a home crowd - thanks to the crowd for getting behind me tonight," said the jubilant 30-year-old Selby."
A dazzling performance by 13th seed Daryl Selby in the 3rd round of the AJ Bell PSA World Championship will see an unexpected Englishmen contesting the quarter-finals in Manchester.

World Championship with 2nd round upsets!

Peter Barker was unlucky in his 2nd round match against the Finn Henrik Mustonen, as the Englishman slipped and had to concede the match later on.
Indian Saurav Ghosal scoring a significant upset in the 2nd round of the AJ Bell PSA World Championship in Manchester, as he beat Alister Walker, the World No15 from Botswana 11-7, 11-5, 7-11, 11-7 in 55 minutes.

All seeds got through!

"In my opinion, the turning point of the match was at 10-8 in the second, when I played two stupid shots, I was too inaccurate," explained Anjema later.
All seeds got through the 1st round in the end, but some had to fight hard to do so. World No1 Ramy Ashour (ri) faced more problems as he liked to beat Dutch Laurens Jan Anjema 10-12, 13-11, 11-3, 11-4 (65m).

In-form Gaultier heads for Manchester!

The Frenchman’s most recent loss before that was at the hands of Matthew in an epic five-setter in the semi-finals of the World Teams in Mulhouse (photo: U.S. Open Squash)
Fresh from his triumph in the U.S. Open in Philadelphia, France’s Greg Gaultier is seeded to reach the final of the AJ Bell World Championship next week in Manchester.
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