Shoukry and Khalifa in Alexandria final!

Andrew Wagih Shoukry (pic) and Amr Khaled Khalifa set up an all-Egyptian final of the Egyptian Circuit No2 after straight games semi-final successes in Alexandria. Shoukry, the only seed left in the last four, ended the giant-killing run of compatriot Mazen Gamal, the unseeded 24-year-old who removed top seed Karim Abdel Gawad in the previous round. But 20-year-old Shoukry was too strong for Gamal, winning 11-7, 12-10, 11-5 in 46 minutes to make his 1st PSA Tour final of the year, but the 9th of his career. Khalifa stormed to an 11-3, 11-6, 11-7 victory in 44 minutes over English outsider Olivier Pett. The 18-year-old Khalifa already boasts 4 PSA Tour final appearances this year, with title successes in 3. It was only three weeks ago that the teenager clinched the Egyptian Circuit No1 crown in Cairo – beating Shoukry in the quarter-finals.