It was Frenchman Greg Gaultier (pic le) who stopped Karim Darwish’s (pic ri) ambitions retaining his Qatar Classic title, as Gaultier beat the Egyptian in straight games 11-8, 11-4, 11-1. World No6 Gaultier will meet English World No 4 James Willstrop in the final, who overcame Australian fellow Stewart Boswell 11-8, 11-3, 11-9. Willstrop will aim for his 2nd Qatar title as he won in 2005. Gaultier’s best Qatar-result was in 2007 – runner up.
Darwish and Willstrop home in on Qatar final!
Karim Darwish and James Willstrop (pic ri), now the highest 2 seeds left in the Qatar Classic draw. Willstrop, the 4th seed from England, had to recover from a game down to beat his England team-mate Peter Barker (pic le) 6-11, 11-7, 11-4, 13-11. The 1…
Gaultier and Ashour to contest Hong Kong Open final!
Ramy Ashour (pic ri) is one step away from regaining his world no.1 ranking after beating fellow Egyptian Karim Darwish in the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open. But the 22-year-old from Cairo will have to beat French rival Greg Gaultier (pic le) in to…
Gaultier and Khan to contest in Malaysian Open final!
Unseeded Pakistani Aamir Atlas Khan continued his giant-killing run in the semi-finals of the CIMB Malaysian Open to set up a meeting with French favourite Greg Gaultier (pic) in the final in Kuala Lumpur. After recovering from the loss of the opening …
All-Egyptian men’s final in Qatar!
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”,…
Five nations complete Qatar Classic semis!
Australian Rachael Grinham (pic) stayed on top of a five games shoot-out with Egyptian Raneem El Weleily (12-10, 9-11, 14-16, 11-7, 11-5). The following all-English match was controlled by Jenny Duncalf, who overcame Laura Massaro in straight games (11…