Lincou and Shorbagy to fight for Reunion title!

Top seeds Thierry Lincou and Mohamed El Shorbagy will contest the final of the Internationaux de la Reunion after surviving contrasting semi-finals in Saint Pierre Lincou, the Frenchman who returned to the island of his birth to win the inaugural event in Reunion in 2009, recovered from a game down to overcome compatriot Julien Balbo 10-12, 11-8, 11-3, 11-7 in just under an hour. The distinguished former world No1 and world champion, now aged 35, is celebrating the 41st Tour final of his career. El Shorbagy (pic), the 2nd seed from Egypt, is back on the Tour after completing end-of-year exams at University in Bristol, in the UK. The 20-year-old world No9 clinched his 3rd successive straight games win in the event to beat Hungarian No1 Mark Krajcsak 11-5, 11-9, 13-11 in 36 minutes.