Willstrop controlled Shorbagy to get to the final!

James Willstrop (ENG) beat [4] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) 11:6, 8:11, 11:5, 11:5 in the semi-final of the Canary Wharf Classic 2012 to reach his 5th final (photo: www.jordanmansfield.co.uk).

James Willstrop (front) withstood a ferocious onslaught from hard-hitting Egyptian Mohamed El Shorbagy (back) before winning in 4 games 11-6, 8-11, 11-5, 11-5 in 61 minutes to reach his 5th Canary Wharf final since 2004. Willstrop now meets his English rival Nick Matthew who won the last 19 encounters in a row.