Egypt’s unseeded Tarek Momen (pic) denied Olli Tuominen (11-4, 8-11, 11-6, 11-6) the chance of celebrating his 32nd birthday in the semi-finals of the Irish Open when he upset the 2nd-seeded Finn in the quarter-finals in Dublin. The 23-year-old world No24 will now face 3rd seed Saurav Ghosal for a place in the final. Ghosal, the world No23 from India, beat compatriot Siddharth Suchde, a qualifier, 11-4, 11-6, 11-6. Spain’s Borja Golan is one match away from his fourth appearance in the final since 2006 after beating Frenchman Mathieu Castagnet 11-9, 11-8, 11-1. The former world No10 from Santiago de Compostela now faces Australian Stewart Boswell after the event favourite battled for five games to overcome England’s Chris Ryder 11-5, 11-4, 8-11, 4-11, 11-2.
Tarek takes out Tuominen in Dublin!