Gaultier and Ashour in spectacular form!

The last two quarter-finals of the Australian Open saw French Greg Gaultier (piv ri) and Egypt’s Ramy Ashour playing immaculate matches beating Karim Darwish (EGY, pic le) and Thierry Lincou (FRA) to take the last to semi-final spots. Right from the beginning the 5th seed Gaultier was powering through to a two games lead against Karim Darwish. The Egyptian managed to stay in the match by taking the 3rd but Gaultier was able to close down in the 4th game. His semi-final opponent will be World Champion 2008 Ramy Ashour who produced unbelievable shoots to down former World Champion (2004) Thierry Lincou in straight games.