The 1st four matches of the 2nd round at the El Gouna International Open showed very different action. While Egyptian world No1 Ramy Ashour and his compatriot Karim Abdel Gawad had more problems with the slippery court-floor than with their opponent, all other matches have been escaped from the humid conditions. After several brakes Ashour overcame Gawad in straight games. In the battle of the two surprising 2nd-rounders Omar Mosaad (EGY) and Farhan Mehboob (PAK), the Egyptian was able to stay on top after 95 minutes high-class action (12-10, 9-11, 11-6, 5-11, 11-6). French star Greg Gaultier came back from one game down to beat young Egyptian Mohamed El Shorbagy in a 78 minutes encounter (11-13, 11-6, 11-5, 12-10). England’s 5th seed James Willstrop did not face any problems to pass Mohd Ali Anwar Reda from Egypt 11-6, 11-3, 11-8.
Seeds suffer as Egyptians thrive in El Gouna!
All but two of the 2nd round matches in El Gouna International Open will feature Egyptian interest after local players led a flurry of upsets in the 1st round. Now from the 2nd round onwards, the events leaves Alexandria and will move to El Gouna. In 1…
El Gouna Open main draw is complete!
32 players did all effort to take one of the eight slots in the El Gouna International Open main draw. Four Egyptian, two English, one Czech and one German made it. Two big upsets took place during the qualifying finals, when the two Egyptians Omar Abd…
Gaultier and Grant – all over the Court!
The 1st four matches of today’s 2nd round matches at the ROWE British Grand Prix did show sensational squash, but no upset have been produced. Best match out of the 4: Gaultier (pic ri) beats Grant (pic le) even on the floor. Results:  Saurav Gho…
World top two to content into Canberra final!
Top seeds Nick Matthew and Ramy Ashour (pic ri) will fight out the Australian Open final after contrasting semi-finals. Nick Matthew celebrated a straight games win (11-7, 11-8, 11-8) over fellow Englishman James Willstrop. Matthew looked incredibly re…