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 looking for another upset after ousting top seed Dutchman Laurens Jan Anjema. Mosaad will now face England’s Adrian Grant for a place in the final. 24 hours after outlasting Egypt’s Mohd Ali Anwar Reda in a two-and-a-half hour five-game thriller, the world No17 was taken to the limit again by fellow Englishman Jonathan Kemp, when he came from behind to win 5-11, 16-14, 4-11, 11-5, 11-9. The other semi will pit Australia’s David Palmer, a former 2-times World Champion against Egyptian world No9 Mohamed El Shorbagy.