Shabana almost out of the World Open!

Amr Shabana (EGY) beat Hisham Ashour (EGY) 3-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-5 in the last 16 of the World Open 2011 (photo: SquashSite)

As 4th seed James Willstrop (ENG) eased through the 3rd round of the World Open by beating young Egyptian qualifier Marwan El Shorbagy 11-8, 11-3, 11-0, 4 times World Open Champion Amr Shabana (EGY, pic ri) just survived a shoot-out battle against 15th seed compatriot Hisham Ashour (pic le). Shabana managed somehow to claw back from 2 games down to take the 3/11, 8/11, 11/4, 11/9, 11/5 victory.