Ramy Ashour sets up dream semi-final!

"I was very happy with the win tonight," Ashour told the crowd after his 11-9, 11-5, 11-9 victory. "But it's not just the win, it's the story behind the win!"

Egyptian 2-times World Champion Ramy Ashour (ri) was almost struggling to win the 1st game against Indian contender Saurav Ghosal (le). But from that point onwards, Ashour seemed to be at operating temperature and took the 11-9, 11-5, 11-9 victory in 48 minutes of high entertaining squash to set up Saturday’s AJ Bell World Championship semi-final with Nick Matthew.

[1] Ramy Ashour (EGY) v [4] Nick Matthew (ENG)
[2] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v [6] Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY)

[1] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt Saurav Ghosal (IND) 11-9, 11-5, 11-9 (48m)
[4] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [8] Amr Shabana (EGY) 11-8, 11-4, 11-7 (43m)
[6] Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) bt [3] James Willstrop (ENG) 12-10, 11-6, 2-11, 11-9 (78m)
[2] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt [13] Daryl Selby (ENG) 11-7, 11-4, 12-10 (60m)