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Elshorbagy and El Welily triumph in Chicago!

As Raneem El Welily won her 2nd Windy City Open title, Mohamed Elshorbagy took his maiden one (pic: Steve Line)
Egyptian duo Mohamed Elshorbagy, the men's World No.1, and Women's World No.3 Raneem El Welily triumphed in their respective title-deciders at the 2016 Windy City Open in Chicago.

Farag claims biggest career title in Detroit!

“I’ve showed myself that I can compete with these guys and have the mental toughness to do it three days in a row,” said Farag. (Photo: Bryan Mitchell / BAC)
23-year-old Egyptian Ali Farag capped the most impressive week of his squash career to date by defeating England’s World No.3 Nick Matthew in the final of the 2016 Motor City Open to claim the trophy and the biggest tournament title of his career.

Ali Farag’s run continues – now final vs Matthew!

“It’s always tough to back up a good win, especially against number one”, Ali Farag said after the victory over Mathieu Castagnet of France. (Photo: Bryan Mitchell / BAC)
Giant-killer Ali Farag (ri) of Egypt continued his run at the 2016 Motor City Open downing France’s World No9 Mathieu Castagnet (le) 12-10, 9-11, 11-4, 11-9 (61m) in the semis 1 day after taking out World No1 Mohamed El Shorbagy. “It feels awesome,” Farag said afterwards.

Farag downs World No1 Elshorbagy in Detroit!

“To beat the world number one is a huge thing,” Ali Farag (ri) said after his quarter-final victory over Mohamed Elshorbagy (le). (Photo: Bryan Mitchell)
Egyptian and World No22, Ali Farag (ri), takes his chance to secure the best victory of his career, as he downed his fellow countryman and top seed Mohamed Elshorbagy (le) 6-11, 11-9, 11-7, 8-11, 11-6 after 66 minutes of play at the quarter-final of the 2016 Motor City Open in Detroit.

El Sherbini & Elshorbagy ToC champions!

"Nick and myself always have great battles. I told him after the match that it’s always an honour to play him in a World Series final and I was really happy to get my second title here,” Elshorbagy said.
World No.5 Nour El Sherbini and World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy made history as both Egyptian stars taking the 2016 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions crown in different styles.

Sobhy vs El Sherbini & Elshorbagy vs Matthew in ToC final!

“It was a battle. Even though it was 3-0 it was so tough from the beginning to the end. I just tried to stay in my bubble and not let the pressure of getting to the finals in front of my home crowd get to me,” Sobhy said.
History has been made at 2016 women’s J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions as US-girl Amanda Sobhy has moved into her 1st ever PSA World Series final with a scintillating 11-9, 11-9, 12-10 victory over Egypt’s Nouran Gohar in the semis. “I’m a little shocked, I don’t really have any words,” a breathless Sobhy said.

Gaultier and Matthew to meet in ToC semis!

“I played well, but all of a sudden I found myself 0-2 down and it shows you, how quickly things can go away from you. I really had to regroup. I’ve not won from 0-2 down for a while", said Nick Matthew.
In the men’s 2 remaining quarter-finals (bottom half) World Champion Greg Gaultier withstood the attacks of Simon Rösner to overcome the Germany in tough 4 games 11-8, 9-11, 14-12, 12-10.

Gohar and Sobhy with shocking results at ToC!

“It’s my biggest win. Laura is the World No.1 and she beat me six times before so to beat her 3-2 in a very tough match like this is awesome. It’s unbelievable for me,” Nouran Gohar said.
A number of surprise results lit up the quarter-final stage of the 2016 Women’s J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions. Egypt’s Nouran Gohar (ri) and USA No.1 Amanda Sobhy catching the eye after they both rose to cause stunning upsets against World No.1 Laura Massaro and England No.2 Alison Waters, respectively.
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