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, did fascinate the crowd as no one before. Finally Shabana took the lucky end of it and won 5-11, 11-6, 17-15.
London: Matthew beats El Hindi!
In the last pool match of the 1st day the reigning World Open Champion Nick Matthew (pic front) took on Egyptian fellow Wael El Hindi (pic back). Matthew eased through the 1st game 11-5, but struggled slightly in the 2nd. After getting back from 5-7 do…
Shabana aims for 6th title – Ashour to reclaim World no.1 spot!
Egypt’s Amr Shabana (pic) is ready for to win his 6th successive title in next week’s Hong Kong Open. Reigning world champion Shabana boasts a 25-match unbeaten run in Hong Kong since beginning his record bid in the 2005 championship, which was upgrade…
World Champion Shabana smashed Barker!
In the 2nd match of the World Series Finals in London 4 times world champion Amr Shabana (pic ri) from Egypt had no mercy with his English contender Peter Barker (pic le). In less than 25 minutes Shabana secured his 1st victory (11-8, 11-2).
Peter Barker downs Nick Matthew in Hong Kong!
The English No.8 of the World, Peter Barker (pic), produced a major up-set in the Hong Kong quarter-finals, when he downed his compatriot and World No.1 Nick Matthew in four games (3-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-5) in 55 minutes. Barker will meet Frenchman Greg …
Matthew retains world No1 position!
Nick Matthew (pic), who last month became the 1st Englishman for 6 years to top the world rankings, retains his No 1 position in July. Matthew tops an almost unchanged top 20, ahead of Egyptians Ramy Ashour, Amr Shabana, Karim Darwish, Frenchman Gregor…