El Gouna

Ramy Ashour to take El Gouna victory!

In an all-Egyptian epic battle, defending champion Ramy Ashour beat compatriot Mohamed Elshorbagy 11-9, 11-6, 4-11, 10-12, 12-10 to take the El Gouna title again – now for the 3rd time.

English quartet in El Gouna quarters!

Daryl Selby (le) was the star of an English quartet which marched into the quarter-finals of the 2015 El Gouna International. Selby, ranked 15 in the World, showed incredible fighting spirit and desire to get the better of World No.5 Miguel Angel Rodriguez (ri) in 5 thrilling games (11-8, 9-11, 11-13, 11-9, 11-4).

Simpson made 2nd round as Shabana got injured!

Egypt's 4-time World Champion Amr Shabana suffered a shock 1st round exit during the 2nd day of action at the 2015 El Gouna International, falling to England's unseeded Chris Simpson. The former World No.1 had cruised to an early 2-game lead against Simpson, ranked 22 in the World, and looked all was prepared for a straightforward victory. But the 34-year-old from Cairo got problems with his back and Simpson levelled the match to finally take the surprising 5-11, 7-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-5 triumph.

Hesham and Ghosal stun seeds in El Gouna!

Egyptian qualifier Mazen Hesham (le) delighted the home crowd at the 2015 El Gouna International, with a stunning 3/1 win over World No.10 Simon Rösner (ri) during the opening day of action at the Red Sea resort. Hesham, the unpredictable World No.30 out-gunned Rösner from the start, executing an array of incredible winners to deny the powerful man from Germany to take a 12-10, 11-7, 11-13, 11-7 victory.

Ramy El Gouna Champion as Willstrop concede!

Everythings seems to be fine with World No1 James Willstrop in the 1st game as the Englishman managed to control and lead most of it, but Ramy Ashour (pi) injects pace at the end to take the game on extra points. Ramy’s comeback had different ...

El Gouna conditions cause disruption at the semis!

It was an unfortunate start to the El Gouna International semi-finals when the 1st semi-final was suspended in the 2nd game due to the players slipped on the floor of the glass court, as the wind at the Abu Tig Marina was loaded with sand ...

Willstrop and Ashour followed to El Gouna semis!

World No1 James Willstrop faced an early onslaught from Dutchman Laurens Jan Anjema, who was delighted as he took the 28-minute 1st game 11-9. Willstrop quickly regrouped himself and started dominating the game to take ...

Darwish and Matthew made the semis in El Gouna!

Defending champion Karim Darwish was the 1st player to reach the semi-finals of the El Gouna International as Darwish played more conservative than fellow Egyptian Mohamed El Shorbagy. Darwish started to win the 1st as Shorbagy pulled back ...