It needed 71 minutes before 4-times world champion Amr Shabana (pic ri) of Egypt had the luckier end in the 5th games (3-11, 11-4, 11-7, 6-11, 12-10) against French star Greg Gaultier (pic le). “Anybody could have won, it was like flipping a coin”, Shabana explained after the match. Just two minutes longer needed Karim Darwish to fight back from two games down, as he outs defending champion Nick Matthew in five tough games (8-11, 5-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-8). That gives an all-Egyptian men’s final in Qatar, which Shabana leads the head-to-heads against Darwish 12:8.
All-Egyptian men’s final in Qatar!