Young guns Mohamed El Shorbagy (pic ri) and Omar Mosaad overcame 34-years-old veteran David Palmer and Adrian Grant in the Motor City Open to set up an unexpected all-Egyptian final. El Shorbagy, only 20-years-old, held his own against the big David Palmer (pic le) – a 2-times World Champion, a former world No1 and current No16 – in a fast-paced affair that ended in an 11-5, 4-11, 11-7, 12-10 victory for the world No9. “Playing him and beating him, that’s something that makes me proud and something I’m going to tell my kids one day,” El Shorbagy said. Omar Mosaad, a big, 22-year-old who is ranked 15 in the world, held his ground against Adrian Grant. The 30-year-old was coming off back-to-back, five-game marathons in the previous 2 rounds. The strain of those 2 matches worked to Mosaad’s favour, as he recorded his first win against Grant in four attempts – and an appearance in the 12th Tour final of his career.
Grant and Mosaad to contest in Santiago final!
Top seeds Adrian Grant (pic) and Omar Mosaad reached the final of the Santiago Open in contrasting styles. Egypt’s 2nd seed Mosaad taking about a third of the time of English favourite Grant to come through the semi-finals of the $31,175 PSA World Tour…
Mosaad downs El Hindi in Qatar!
Four games more took place in Qatar today. 3 seeded players had more problems, than they expected, one had big problems and lost. While Greg Gaultier (FRA) got back from one game down to beat the 19-year-old Egyptian qualifier Karim Abdel Gawad 8-11, 1…
Mossad stops Richards in Motor City quarters!
After upsetting the top seed in the 1st round of the Motor City Open, England’s unseeded Tom Richards was unable to maintain his momentum in the quarter-finals. Egypt’s Omar Mosaad (pic), the world No15, was too strong for the Englishman who was lookin…
All-Egyptian final at the El Gouna International!
The inaugural El Gouna International Open will climax in an all-Egyptian final after favourite Ramy Ashour and 3rd seed Karim Darwish prevailed in the semi-finals of the $142,500 event. Ashour, the world No1, was taken the full distance by Frenchman Gr…
All-Egyptian final in Kuwait!
There were two very different games at the semi-finals stage. Amr Shabana (pic) and Greg Gaultier (pic) just battled it out for one game of 28 minutes high-intense squash, which was followed by an easy 2nd game. At 7:5 Gaultier had nothing left and con…