Marwan marches on in Cairo!

Egyptian qualifier Marwan El Shorbagy (pic) produced his 2nd upset in 2 days in the inaugural Sportsmax Open in Egypt when he beat 3rd-seeded Pakistani Aamir Atlas Khan in the quarter-finals in Cairo. Only days after being crowned world junior champion in Belgium, the 17-year-old followed his 1st round triumph over India’s Siddharth Suchde to topple Khan, the world No28 11-6, 5-11, 11-7, 11-5. El Shorbagy will now face fellow countryman Omar Mosaad for a place in the final. The top seed beat Italian Stephane Galifi 11-4, 11-7, 9-11, 14-12. It took 88 minutes for 2nd seed Mohd Ali Anwar Reda to clinch his place in the last 4, stemming a fight back by Kristian Frost Olesen to beat the unseeded Dane 13-11, 11-1, 6-11, 12-14, 11-7. Reda will face Omar Abdel Aziz, the 11-6, 11-9, 11-4 victor over Egyptian qualifier Omar Abdel Meguid.