David and Iskandar keep Malaysian home hopes alive!

Nicol David (pic ri) and Azlan Iskandar (pic le) kept hopes alive in the Malaysian Open, when both took straight games quarter-final victories. World no.1 Nicol David, looking for her sixth successive title, eased in 29 minutes to an 11-4, 11-4, 11-8 win over French Camille Serme. Iskandar just needed 12 minutes more to overcome Pakistani Aamir Atlas Khan 11-7, 11-8, 11-2. Beside this qualifier Raneem El Weleily extended her giant-killing run with a 5-games win over England’s 8th seed Laura Massaro. 7th seed Tarek Momen fought back from two games down to beat Australian 3rd seed Stewart Boswell 7-11, 10-12, 11-8, 11-3, 11-5. Women’s semi-final line-up: [1] Nicol David (MAS) v [4] Alison Waters (ENG) and [2] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) v [Q] Raneem El Weleily (EGY). Men’s semi-final line-up: [1] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) v [7] Tarek Momen (EGY) and [4] Mohd Azlan Iskandar (MAS) v [Q] Farhan Mehboob (PAK).


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