Al Mezayen kept home hopes alive!

After Annie Au took the women’s crown in Kuwait, the men are still fighting for the title of the Jena Real Estate Open Champion. The quarter-finals produced two upsets and kept home hopes alive while Kuwait’s Abdullah Al Mezayen (pic) had four games win (11-5, 9-11, 11-9, 11-2) over 4th seed Waqar Mehboob (PAK). Additional Kuwait hopes were destroyed by Pakistan’s Danish Atlas Khan, who beat Kuwait’s Bader Al Hussaini after a 72 minutes battle in five games (9-11, 11-7, 11-9, 5-11, 11-9). 2nd upset came from Egyptian Andrew Wagih, who had the better end (11-8, 12-10, 9-11, 4-11, 11-2) against 2nd seed Jaymie Haycocks. Top seed Pakistani Farhan Mehboob easily overcame Italian Andrea Torricini in 29 minutes 11-4, 11-6, 11-7. Semi-finals line-up: [1] Farhan Mehboob (PAK) v [8] Danish Atlas Khan (PAK), [6] Abdullah Almezayen (KUW) v [5] Andrew Wagih Shoukry (EGY).