Darwish and Ashour meet in an all-Egyptian semi-final!

Karim Darwish (pic le) secures his spot in the Hong Kong semi-finals by beating Frenchman Thierry Lincou (pic ri) after 40 minutes in straight games (11-9, 11-3, 11-9). Ramy Ashour follows his compatriot when he overcomes English James Willstrop (11-5, 11-8, 11-9, 41m) to set up an all-Egyptian semi-final. Line-up: [8] Peter Barker (ENG) v [5] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) and [2] Ramy Ashour (EGY) v [4] Karim Darwish (EGY).