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 upgraded to a World Open. Contrasting to this scenario young compatriot Ramy Ashour has the chance of reclaiming the world number one ranking from Englishman Nick Matthew, but only if he wins the Hong Kong Open title – without Matthew making the final.