At the 2nd quarterfinal day at the Tournament of Champions which is held in New York’s Grand Central Station the 2 higher seeded players took their semi-final slots in different styles. While Egyptian Amr Shabana had to go through 4 more or less tough games to beat Dutch 6th seed Laurence Jan Anjema 11-7, 9-11, 11-8, 11-8, English World No.1 Nick Matthew (pic ri) eased through his quarter-final match against compatriot Peter Barker (pic le) 11-9, 11-4, 11-6. Semi-finals line-up:  Ramy Ashour (EGY) v  James Willstrop (ENG);  Nick Matthew (ENG) v  Amr Shabana (EGY).
Ashour and Willstrop make 1st semi-final in New York!
At yesterday’s 1st quarter-finals day top seed Egyptian Ramy Ashour (pic, front) overcame Australian veteran David Palmer (pic, back) after fighting back from 1 game down to win in four 9-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-8. Ashour will meet Englishman James Willst…
Shabana eased into the final!
Amr Shabana (pic ri) was on his best at the 2nd semi-final against his Egyptian compatriot Ramy Ashour (pic le). In just 27 Minutes it was all over and Shabana got to the final with a 11-4, 11-5, 11-5 victory. He will now take on Nick Matthew for the 2…
Shabana takes first semi-final spot!
In an all-Egyptian entertaining match Amr Shabana (pic front) beat compatriot Wael El Hindi (pic back) 11-9, 11-9 in 25 minutes to secure his 3rd victory in group B which brings him the 1st semi-final spot of the World Series Finals in London.
Shabana beats Matthew in the match of the day!
Both players performed as they have been from another planet. It was the match of the tournament so far. For 63 minutes the 4-times World Champion Amr Shabana (pic le) and his English opponent Nick Matthew (pic ri), who is the reigning World Champion, …
England/Egypt World Series Final guaranteed at Queen’s!
England and Egypt underlined their dominance at the ATCO PSA World Series Finals when the two rival nations hogged the four semi-final berths for Friday’s matches at The Queen’s Club in London. Yorkshire’s Nick Matthew, the world No1, will play arch ri…